Attractions for Small Children
Family Fun Center with large indoor Arcade, Pizza & Ice Cream
Dutch’s at Silver Tree
Located next door to the Suites at Silver Tree. Enjoy dinner and drinks in a cozy, warm atmosphere.
Call ahead for hours of operation and reservations: 301-387-0525
School House Earth Petting Zoo and Craft Shop
Petting zoo featuring Vietnamese pot bellied pig, miniature goats and horses, Scottish Highland Cattle and farm animals; open July and August; handicapped accessible
Address: Route 42 North of Deep Creek Lake, McHenry
Smileys Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center
Pizzeria, miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag and arcade
Valley View Country Store and Farm
Amish country store and farm; featuring unique animals and birds as ostrich, emu, rhea, llama, and miniature donkey. Handicap Accessible
Address: Route 219 South, Oakland
Family Entertainment Center
Funland Family Fun Center – Bumper cars, carousel, go karts, climbing wall, miniature golf and large video and game arcade – (Route 219, McHenry – 301 387-6168)
Smiley’s Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center – Miniature golf, go karts, bumper boats, laser tag and arcade – (Fort Drive off of Route 219 McHenry, 301-387-0059)
Funland Family Fun Center – (Route 219, McHenry – 301 387-6168)
Smiley’s Fun Zone Family Entertainment Center – (Fort Drive off of Route 219 McHenry, 301-387-0059)
Animaland at The Tourist Trap
Make your own stuffed animal
Address: Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD
Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church – (6 Second Street, Oakland – 301 334-2668)
Zion Lutheran Church – (Route 219, Accident – 301 746-8170)
Saint Ann’s Roman Catholic Church – (12814 New Germany Road Grantsville – 301 895-5877)
Saint Peter’s Catholic Church – (Oakland – 301 334-2202)
Bethel United Methodist Church – (Corner of Baltimore & H street, Mountain Lake Park
– 301 334-8477)
Saint Paul’s United Methodist Church – (316 East Oak Street, Oakland – 301 334-2391)
National Heritage Museum and Library
Friend Family Associations National Heritage Museum & Library contains 700 general genealogical books and files of local families. It depicts history of Friendsville dating back to 1760. It is located on Maple Street in Friendsville.
Theatre on the Lake
Address: Performances at Garrett College Autditorium
Show Times, Tickets, and more…
Our Town Theater
Address: 121 East Center Street, Oakland
Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Visit craft galleries and meet the craft artists at work.
Address: 177 Casselman Rd, Grantsville
Downhill & Cross Country Skiing
Cross Country Skiing
Backbone Mountain Cross Country Ski Farm – 301-334-5633
Deep Creek Outfitters – Rental equipment available – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD 301-387-2200)
Herrington Manor State Park – 10 miles of trails, beginner to intermediate trails. Rental equipment and snacks available. – (Oakland, MD – 301-334-9180)
New Germany State Park – Beginner to intermediate trails. Rental equipment available. – (Grantsville, MD – 301-895-5453)
Wisp Ski Resort
Vertical drop of 700 ft., 2415 ft. at base, 3,115 ft. at summit.
Garrett County averages 100″ annually.
41% beginner, 28% intermediate, 31% advanced.
32 slopes and trails totaling 10.5 miles on 132 acres of skiable terrain. Super Pipe, The Savage Terrain Parks, and Bear Claw Tubing Park.
Two Quad chairlifts, Five triple chairlifts, Two ski carpets, Four surface tows.
Snowmaking operations at Wisp, with computerized weather and pumping stations is world renown for its efficiency! 90% of all skiable terrain is equipped for snowmaking as well as for night skiing.
Read more about Skiing in Maryland
Located just down the road, across the boarder in West Virginia, lies Canaan Valley Resort. With 39 slopes and over 850 feet of vertical drop, skiers and boarders of every skill level can find something to challenge their abilities. Read more…
The Golf Club at Wisp
Special evening clinics for men, women, and juniors
Custom club fitting
Club repair service
Address: 296 Marsh Hill Road; McHenry, Maryland 21541
Oakland Golf Club
Address: 433 North Bradley Lane, Oakland
Indoor Recreational Activities
The Alley In Oakland – Re-opening May 2014 under new management! Now Featuring: Bowling, Pool Tables, Ping Pong, Redemption Arcade, Shuffleboard, and Air Hockey! – (1244 East Oak Street, Oakland – 301 334-3040)
Outdoor Recreational Activities
High Mountain Sport’s Water Ski School – from novice to advanced; welcomes children and adults; by reservation only
Address: 1/2 mile South of Route 219, McHenry
Phone: 301 387-4199
White Water Rafting and Family Float Trips
Experience the thrill and adventure of running the river. Something for everyone from float trips to challenging runs.
Laurel Highlands River Tours – (800 472-3846)
Precision Rafting – (800 477-3723)
White Water Adventures – (800 WWA-RAFT)
Mountain Streams – (800 RAFT-NOW)
Adventure Sports Center International – (877 300-ASCI)
Bill’s Marine Service – (Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5536)
Crystal Waters – (Garrett Hwy, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5515)
Deep Creek Lake Boat Rentals – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD – 301-387-9130)
Deep Creek Marina – (Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD – 301-387-6977)
Silver Tree Marina – (Glendale Road, Oakland, MD – 301-387-5855)
Broadford Recreation Area
Broadford Recreation Area – relaxing park featuring a 138 acre Lake with 700 feet of beach; bath house; concession building; boat ramp for row boats; picnic grounds; nominal admission fee
Cranesville is a sub-arctic swamp. This swamp is a natural phenomenon of Mother Nature. The natural growth including rare flora found in the swamp is indigenous to the arctic regions.
Address: Cranesville is at Muddy Creek Road in Oakland
Phone: 301 334-1948
Garrett Lakes Art Festival
High quality arts performances April – October.
Address: 687 Mosser Rd. McHenry
Jet Ski Rentals
Address: Deep Creek Drive, McHenry, MD
Memorial Day – Labor Day; every Saturday, Sunday, and holidays on the southern end of the lake; competition (open to the public) begins at 12 noon on Saturday and 1 PM on Sunday; races are one-design featuring Flying Scots and Lasers.
Outdoor Adventures at Wisp
NEW Mountain Coaster
Mountain bike trails and park
Scenic chairlift rides
Pleasant Valley Dream Rides
Horse drawn carriage, winter sleigh rides, dairy farm tours. Reservations required.
Address: 1689 Pleasant Valley Road, Oakland
Rainy Day Adventures
Main Library – (6 North 2d Street, Oakland – 301 334-3996)
Accident Library – (301 746-8792)
Grantsville Library – (301 895-5298)
Garrett 8 Cinemas
Address: Across from Arrowhead on Route 219
Phone: 301 387-2500
Frank Lloyd Wright’s masterpiece home; reservations needed
Address: Ohiopyle Road, PA
Phone: 724 329-8501
Spa Services/Massage Therapy
All Earth Ecotours Yoga and Massage Therapy: Reservations required (800-446-7554)
Deep Creek Salon & Massage located at the Market Square – 301-387-5380
Sewickley Spa at Wisp: Wide variety of spa services (290 Marsh Hill Road, McHenry – 301-387-7000)
Another unique home built by Frank Lloyd Wright; reservations needed
Address: Ohiopyle Road, PA
Phone: 724 329-8501
Scenic Western Maryland Railroad
Mountain Thunder Route; a 32 mile (3 hour) round trip ride between Frostburg and Cumberland aboard a 1916 Baldwin Steam Locomotive
Address: 800 TRAIN-50
Transportation & Industry Museum
Transportation & Industry Museum: Displays on railroad, canals and other industries that contributed to the region’s recognition as a major transportation center in the 1800’s; 1913 station; also gallery gift shop; free self guided walking tour of the historic district of Washington Street
Address: Western Maryland Station Center, 13 Canal Street, Cumberland
Phone: 301 777-3553
Waffle Rock at Jennings Randolph Lake
Waffle Rock at Jennings Randolph Lake: Unique geological design created over 300 million years ago; also West Virginia overlook and observation tower
Address: Accessible from WV Route 46
Washington’s Headquarters: Served as George Washington’s headquarters during the French and Indian Wars; built 1755; tours by appointment
Address: Riverside Park, Greene Street, Cumberland
Phone: 301 777-5905
Side Trips within 60 minutes
Gateway to Garrett County and Deep Creek Lake
State Parks Around Deep Creek
Black Water Falls State Park
Approximately thirty-five mile trip with interesting stops along the way
Address: Davis, West Virginia
Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park
Features on site naturalists leading daily educational programs, hands on natural resource exhibits, nature store, etc.
Click here to check out the NEW DNR Explorers Club!
More Information – State Parks
Read more about the State Parks near Deep Creek
Deep Creek Lake State Park
Deep Creek Lake State Park – Deep Creek Lake State Park offers a boat launch ramp, pavilion rentals for large group use and a lifeguarded beach area. Hiking trails of various terrain can be found in the park. Open picnic areas near the beach offer a relaxing view of the water.