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Treat Your Groups to the Deep Creek Experience

In a post-COVID world, the Deep Creek Lake area in Maryland stands out as a top destination of choice for groups of all kinds. Outdoor activities abound, not to mention a hearty variety of historic and cultural offerings sure to teach everyone who visits something new.

Here, lodging options are vast—ranging from large rental homes to accommodate large groups of 24 and over to small cabins, traditional lodging in hotels to quaint bed and breakfasts, and more.

Groups love the out-of-the box activities this area has to offer. Worried there might not be something for your group? Worry not. The good news is there are plenty of socially distant activities for groups (even large ones) to choose from—no matter their interest or skill level!

Outdoor enthusiasts will swoon over the natural beauty found in Garrett County's eight state parks. The area also offers the only downhill ski resort in Maryland, the tallest free-falling waterfall in the state, and over 100,000 acres of public lands everyone in the group could enjoy.

Golf, water sports, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing, boating, rock climbing, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, axe throwing, hiking, biking, shopping, antiquing, arcades, mini golf and family fun are just some of the many activities to partake in during a visit to the area.

History-minded folks will love that Garrett County is also a certified Heritage Area. With plenty of historical stops and attractions to enjoy, groups could keep themselves busy learning about the history of this rich area. From the destination's history in transportation to the historic recreation, people have been visiting Garrett County as a getaway from the norm for decades and continue to enjoy its beauty and natural resources in every season.

Research and plan your trip with the destination's trip builder and mark your calendars for some rest, relaxation and fun!

To learn all about what the Deep Creek Lake area has to offer, see Visit Deep Creek or Mountain Maryland Gateway to the West Heritage Area.

Courtesy of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

Photo courtesy of Higher Focus Studios.


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