10 Can't-Miss Things to Do Around Deep Creek
Whether you’re looking for summer fun in the pristine waters of Deep Creek Lake, are seeking the perfect spot to contemplate the fall colors at the Autumn Glory Festival, or want to wait for winter and take a powder at Wisp Resort, the Mid-Atlantic’s premiere ski resort, Deep Creek is a true, year round destination. Learn to fly-fish at Streams and Dreams, dip a paddle at Adventure Sports Center International or on the Youghiogheny, or marvel at the craftsmanship of master artisans at the Simon Pearce Glass Blowing Workshop. Take the plunge and visit Deep Creek.
1 Run the Rapids of the Youghiogheny River
For hardcore river-runners, the names “Top Yough” and “Upper Yough” are the stuff of legend. Top Yough runs three miles from Swallow Falls to the infamous Suckhole and is some of the gnarliest class IV and V rapids around. “Upper Yough” is ten miles with some leisurely class IIIs, but the run from Wait Rock to the drop into the Gap Falls pool is classic class V insanity.
2 Visit the Simon Pearce Glassblowing Workshop
Marvel at their traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge artistry as Simon Pearce’s artisans meld fire, sand, air and skill to create unique expressions of art in glass. Take home functional treasures and objects of mind-boggling beauty from the Simon Pearce Factory Outlet & Glassblowing Workshop.
3 Learn to Fly Fish
When contemplating your ideal getaway, does a river run through it? If so, Streams & Dreams Retreat is the perfect getaway. Their expert guides have tips for the seasoned fly-caster and comprehensive lessons for beginners on the banks of the Youghiogheny. Lose yourself to the sound of rippling waters, the swish of line, and the splash of a monster trout.
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4 Go Boating on Deep Creek Lake
Feeling the need for speed? Rent a jet ski or a speedboat for wakeboarding. Looking for an unusual spot for a picnic? Take the family out on a patio boat for 360-degree lake views. Craving serenity? Canoe, kayak or rent a sailboat to enjoy the lake's 3,900 acres of cool, clean water.