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Maryland’s Deep Creek Lake is an expansive body of water with miles of shoreline, home to abundant wildlife. With a nearby ski resort and many options for water sports in the area, a vacation to Deep Creek Lake promises to be exciting. Many vacation homes, resorts and hotels are available to accommodate tourists in comfort and luxury as well.

Skiing and Snowboarding around Deep Creek Lake

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One of the beautiful features of Deep Creek Lake in the winter is the vacation homes and resorts that offer ski-in, ski-out access to the slopes. You have direct access to the downhill slopes to give you as much time as possible skiing. Wisp Resort is popular with skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts, both those with beginning and advanced skills. The resort features several trails with a variety of terrains, each maintained and groomed to perfection.

Out on the Water of Deep Creek

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With 3,900 acres of surface area on Deep Creek Lake, there’s plenty of room for everyone to enjoy the water. Rent a jet-ski or take out a pontoon boat for the day. You can also book a guided kayak tour of the area or schedule a whitewater rafting excursion. If fly fishing has always been something you wanted to try, you could purchase lessons with a seasoned fly-caster before trying your luck at landing a trout.

Rock Climbing and Hiking in Maryland

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Even if you’re a complete rock climbing novice, you can get out there and try it at around Deep Creek Lake. Sandstone cliffs surrounding the lake are the perfect place for beginners to try the sport. Experts can enjoy these cliffs as well. The local Adventure Sports Center provides rock climbing instruction. Hiking around Deep Creek Lake is a delightful excursion at any time of the year. Try the short Brant Mine Trail at Deep Creek State Park for an easy hike. For a little more challenge, hike the Lostland Run Trail at Potomac Garrett State Forest.

Exploring the Shops of Oakland Maryland

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Just a few miles away, downtown Oakland

offers a historic shopping experience. The downtown streets are full of local shops and eateries, all brimming over with old-fashioned charm. Stop in at an antique shop, a gift boutique or even the seasonal farmer’s market during the summer months. A community theater and historical museum are also nearby in Oakland.

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Hit pause and recharge for a while at Deep Creek Lake. The wilderness feel and old-fashioned charm of the area will win you over every time. Reserve a room, cabin or home while you’re there to make sure that you’re comfortable, and then get ready for an unforgettable vacation.