Hey four-legged friends!

My name is Camden and I am a local Deep Creek Lake pooch. Let me tell you: this is one great place to be a dog! I spend my summers splashing around the lake, swimming and running along sandy beaches. Falls are spent tearing through the fall foliage and rolling across the leaves. And let’s not forget my mom’s favorite: spring, where I am coated in mud 24-7.

But, winters are my absolute favorite time to be a dog at Deep Creek! There is nothing I love more than making fresh trails in the snow, rolling about, digging my snout in the snow.


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But, sometimes, my mom struggles to find places to take me on snowy days. So, I’ve taken the time to make a list of my favorite winter walks for local pups and vacationing dogs alike! I want to make sure all us dogs have plenty of opportunities to hurdle through the snow this winter. We deserve it!

1. Fork Run Trail- Confession time: I get a bad case of “the zooms” when the snow starts falling. I just want to run and run and run; my coat is built for cold weather! The hiking trails at Fork Run feature nearly ten miles of trails for those days when I really need to let loose. The Fork Run Trail is great because it tends to stay pretty quiet so it really feels like my own private playground! When it’s real chilly, we always choose to walk one of the starting loops. The best part of these trails is how easy it is to loop back and head home if our feet get too cold!

2. Deep Creek Lake State Park- I love driving in the car and the ride to Deep Creek Lake State Park is as easy as could be! My mom doesn’t even have to worry about the weather, as this state park is easily assessable, even when the roads are snowy. Plus, I am always welcome along any of the trails here, so we can mix up the route whenever we want!

3. Dog Park and Off-Leash Dog Run at Bumble Bee Road Park- I’ve been known to have a little more energy than my mom. Especially in the winter, sometimes I think she does not even wanted to be dragged out for a long foray into the woods. Her winter coat isn’t quite as fluffy as mine, I guess! That’s when we decide to head to the Dog Park and Off-Leash Dog Run at Bumble Bee Road Park. There is a nice dog walking path as well as separate fenced areas for small dogs and larger breeds. My mom loves watching me run around with all the other Deep Creek dogs!

Happy trails! I can’t wait to see you out there!

– Camden

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