Deep Creek Lake offers yet another winter activity that many people probably aren’t aware of ……… snowshoeing tours. Yes, you heard me correctly snowshoeing! I never thought about it being an option here but why not? It is a great total body workout and lets you enjoy the outdoors in the winter months. Not everyone can ski or snowboard but I think almost everyone can snowshoe. I myself was introduced to it when visiting Quebec, Canada many years ago and . . .
Winter Storm Watch for Garrett, Preston and Tucker Counties
Tomorrow Saturday, February 21, 2015 a Winter Storm Watch has been issued. Please use extreme caution as heavy snow is expected from about 10:00 A.M. – 6:00 P.M. and then turning over to a Wintry Mix for the evening hours. With the 17th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk going on use extreme caution if you are out and about. http://www.weather.com/weather/alerts/localalerts/l/21541:4:US?phenomena=WS&significance=A&areaid=MDZ001&office=KPBZ&etn=0004&tid=411881
2015 Deep Creek Dunk
The time has arrived yet again for the Annual Deep Creek Dunk. The 17th Annual MSP/NRP Deep Creek Dunk is scheduled for this Saturday, February 21st. The preparations have already begun as they have started to remove the ice behind Uno’s. Right now the weather looks like it will be great for the festivities 34 degrees with a pretty good chance of some snow showers. If you are still interested in participating it is not too late. You can join . . .
Did you know?????
After doing some research through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources, I discovered some very interesting information. Did you know that Wisp was not the first ski resort in Maryland? That honor goes to New Germany State Park in the 1940’s they had both downhill skiing and cross-country nicknamed “Maryland’s Alps”. This was a premier destination until about the 1960’s. Today the downhill slopes have been reforested but people can still enjoy cross-country skiing. Most people associate Garrett County skiing . . .
Snowshoeing in Garrett County, MD
As winter still is in full swing and there is plenty of snow on the ground, make the most of it! A really nice alternative to skiing are the snowshoeing tours offered by All Earth Eco Tours at Swallow Falls State Park. The tours will be guided by a professional outdoor guide and start Saturday and Sunday at 10:am and 1:00 PM. While moving through the State Park you can learn about the plant and wildlife in winter and enjoy . . .
This weekend there are a lot of things you can do around Deep Creek Lake! There finally is enough snow on the ground to go cross country skiing, also the slopes at the Wisp should be in perfect condition for skiing and tubing now. Swallow Falls are definitely frozen by now – always a beautiful photo opportunity! On Saturday evening there will be Live Entertainment at the Black Bear, the Moonshadow Cafe and also at the HoniHoni. Another -very tempting- . . .
Plans for the weekend?
Not sure yet how to spend your weekend? For Saturday, January 18, 2014, the weatherman has cold temperatures and snow for us – the Mountain State Brewing Company in McHenry, MD offers a cozier alternative: From 1 to 4pm Scott Alexander will perform at the Brewery. His music is described as “… nonrepetitive pop. His music is truly unique in the way it avoids verse-chorus repetitive structures, while employing catchy melodies and witty lyrics that evolve naturally through each song”. . . .
Don’t bother removing all the snow from your driveway yet…. Just in time for Christmas Winter will give us a break. From Friday on temperatures in the Mid-50s are expected for the Deep Creek Lake area. Seems like we will have to change plans for the weekend a little, from skiing to a walk or a run in the (green) woods. As there is also some rain in the forecast our cars will probably show their original color again soon, . . .
X-Country skiing in Garrett County, MD
Here is good news to all all-season outdoor enthusiasts: The area around Deep Creek Lake, MD is not only in summer a wonderful playground, but offers lots of outdoor activities in winter, too. For example, the Herrington Manor State Park offers 10miles of groomed trails. If this is not enough, there also is a 5.5 mile trail to connect Herrington Manor with Swallow Falls State Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the quiet in the woods, then go back to . . .
Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
We hope you’ll have a wonderful holiday and a great time with family and friends!
Enjoy the snow outside while sitting in your warm and cozy house with your loved ones!