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.
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 3 miles from Swallow Falls to the infamous Suckhole and is some of the gnarliest class IV and V rapids around. “Upper Yough” is 10 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 Hit the Slopes at Wisp Resort
Wisp’s terrain park and 34 slopes, groomed to perfection, can challenge the serious skier or snowboarder or welcome a first-time newbie. If bombing down the slopes isn’t your thing, Wisp is still the perfect winter wonderland with cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and the thrilling Mountain Coaster open year-round.
3 See Where History Lives at Spruce Forest Artisan Village
Located on the historic National Road just a stone’s throw from the soaring stone Casselman River Bridge, old-world craftspeople still ply their trades in the Spruce Forest Artisan Village. The sound of hammers and anvils ring from centuries-old log cabins in this one of a kind place. After, try some good home cooking at the famous Penn Alps Restaurant & Craft Shop.
4 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.