Rent a jet ski for two or a boat for the whole family!  The lake is the happening spot during the summer.

Deep Creek Lake offers 3,900 acres of surface for relaxation, adventure, and fun!  Locals and visitors alike enjoy many of the area’s restaurants that are easily accessible by boat or land.

If you plan to spend some recreational time on land, Deep Creek Lake boasts great hiking and biking trails, go-cart racing, miniature golf and laser tag. Play a round of golf on one of the four golf courses, or plan a tennis game at a local public tennis court. The options for active fun are extensive!

Here are few more events and activities to consider:

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All Earth Eco Tours

Founded in 2000 All Earth Eco Tour’s is Garrett County’s oldest land and water eco tour company. 5 Star Trip Advisor rated and featured several times on Maryland Public Televison’s Outdoors Maryland.

Featuring guided kayak tours and eagle watching on the undeveloped Savage River Reservoir located only 20 minutes from Deep Creek Lake. The reservoir winds through Maryland’s highest mountains and gorgeous new views appear around every bend. Perfect for beginners and no motor boats means no worries. Peace and quiet, abundant wildlife, and gorgeous mountain scenery. Boats, equipment, guide and lunch provided. A day in nature you won’t forget.

Wild to mild guided hiking tours to a variety of locations. The 2 hour Swallow Falls Nature Tour is a great way for families to have a fun learning adventure and get acquainted with the area. The tour featurs a visit to some off-the-beaten-path areas and a visit to the famous waterfalls and old growth hemlock forest. Families love the Family River Walk in the Youghiogheny River Wild and Scenic River corridor.

For groups and families looking to maximize their relaxation and rejuvenation All Earth provides certified yoga instructors for groups and families in the comfort of their homes or in nature. We bring the matts and guide your group through a yoga experience that is perfect for all abilites.

In winter AEET offers an outstanding snowshoeing tour to Swallow Falls and other locations like the Cranesville Wildlife Sanctuary. We provide the guide, snowshoes and hot coco. The winter provides the beauty and exhiliration. A little rugged a little wild at a mellow pace.

All Earth Eco Tours also offers custom designed team building programs for organizations and corporate groups. Exciting nature oriented programs like Team Survivor and a Day On The Farm. For truly our-of-the-box and into the woods programs and tours All Earth Eco Tours has you covered.


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Friendsville, MD

Friendsville is western Maryland’s Adventure and River town and offers many exciting activities for families to participate in. The Kendall Trail extends from town for 3+ miles into the Wild and Scenic Youghiogheny River Corridor. This trail gets wilder the farther you go up and offers numerous swimming places along it’s length. Check the town website for details and safety precautions. Eco Tour Companies offer guided hikes and river walk tours year round for families. Friendsville is also home to the world famous rafting on the Class V Upper Youghiogheny River and several whitewater companies maintain headquarters there. The town also has a very nice town park along the river and offers picnic facilites, volleyball, tennis courts, playground and paved handicap accessible walking trail. Visitors to Garrett County’s oldest settlement (1763) will find events, festivals, and a two hour history walking tour with video story telling accessible from your smartphone.

  • Friendsville Interactive Historical Walking Tour
  • Kendall Trail Wild and Scenic Walking Trail
  • 23 acre Riverside Town Park
  • Cafe’s, Pubs, Shopping
  • Trout and Bass Fishing on Bear Creek and The Youghiogheny River
  • Outdoor Companies
  • Friendsville Days Festival with Fireworks
  • Annual 5K Run and 3K Walk
  • Maker’s Market

Memorial Day

Memorial Day at Deep Creek Lake!

What better way to end the school year and begin the best days of the year than by renting one of our premier homes for Memorial Day weekend?  Click here and start your search today! 

Fire on the Mountain

Fire on the Mountain

The Garrett County Chamber of Commerce presents the annual Fire on the Mountain Fireworks Display. Join the celebration! Fireworks will light up the sky above Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort on July 4th. The display is set to begin around 9:30pm and is set off from the Bear Claw Tubing Park.

Gran Fondo

Gran Fondo

Who’s ready for the ultimate cycling experience? Sign up for this year’s Gran Fondo! The Garrett County Gran Fondo is a two-day biking event that is sure to get your adrenaline pumping! With races for all skill levels guiding you through the finest Garrett County courses, there’s no excuse not to get on the bike and ride! Whether you are in it for the extreme challenge or just to explore the beautiful scenery, you don’t want to miss this year’s Gran Fondo. For more information, visit

Taste of GC

Taste of Garrett

Mark your calendars for this year’s Taste of Garrett! Nothing beats sampling delicious local recipes, listening to music, and winning prizes all while supporting local businesses and raising money toward the construction of Garrett County’s recreational trails. Top restaurants from all around Garrett County come together to showcase their most famous recipes and new offerings. Whether you’re a visitor of Garrett County or a year-round resident, everyone eagerly awaits the annual Taste of Garret. For more information, visit

GC Fair

Garrett Co. Fair 

The Garrett County Fair is no ordinary fair! How many ferris wheels can take you to the top to overlook beautiful lush mountains AND give you the most prime view of a unique and stunning lake such as Deep Creek Lake? Not many. That’s why you don’t want to miss it! From the most thrilling rides to delicious funnel cakes, Garrett County Fair is one of the most anticipated events of the year. For more information, visit

Race up the Face

Race Up the Face

On your mark, get set, go! If there is one Deep Creek area event that you make time for this year, make it Race up the Face! All ages and skill levels take on the challenge of racing up the 600’ vertical ski run, locally known as, “The Face” of Wisp Mountain in attempt to reach the top. Many have tried and many have conquered! Whether you dare to participate or just post up on the sideline as a spectator, Race Up the Face is exciting for all involved! For more information, visit

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