Wisp Resort’s ski slopes fall right down into the shores of beautiful Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland. As busy as this gorgeous community is during the ski season, it is even busier still during the summer months and is unparalleled in its year-round beauty. While the lake and mountain community is located just a few scenic hours from Washington, Baltimore, Pittsburgh, Morgantown and other points in Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia, the Deep Creek Lake resort area is miles away from stress.
The 3900-acre Deep Creek Lake offers 65 miles of shoreline and is nestled in the Allegheny Mountains, with an elevation of 2466 feet. The mountains surrounding the lake (which includes the Wisp Resort ski and snowboarding trails) rises to 3115 feet in elevation.
Obviously the biggest draw in the winter is Wisp Resort, Maryland’s only ski resort and snow center. However, in the summer thousands flock to the Garrett County MD lake and McHenry, Maryland because it offers temperatures that are significantly cooler than in the surrounding lowlands. In the winter, the snow and the cold is just what skiers want. Because of the elevation, spring arrives a little later and the forests shine with brilliant green. Autumns are simply awe-inspiring and the foliage is unparalleled.
If you want activity there is boating in the summer and skiing in the winter. There are tours and white water rafting, ATV rides through the woods, golf and mini golf, go carts, bumper boats, arcades, horseback riding, and much more.
State parks such as Swallow Falls and Savage River dot the area. At a state park or on a private trail you can breathe fresh mountain air as you see nature up-close and personal.
Some people say that Deep Creek Lake is Maryland’s best-kept secret. If you’ve never been here, or if you haven’t visited in a while, you’ll be pleasantly surprised with what you’ll find. If you’ve been here, we’re sure you’ll be back to revisit your enjoyment and check out all the things you could not find the time for previously.