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65 Days of Awesome Summer Fun in Deep Creek, MD

Experience the ultimate summer getaway between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends at Chalet Alpenglow in Deep Creek, MD. We have compiled a list with 65 fun activities.


This idyllic destination is an ideal choice for both family vacations and gatherings with friends. With a convenient drive of just under three hours from the bustling DC area and approximately 2.5 hours from vibrant Pittsburgh, you'll embark on a picturesque journey leading to a haven of relaxation and endless summer enjoyment. Chalet Alpenglow at Deep Creek Lake boasts an array of fun that will captivate everyone's interests, ensuring your kids never utter those dreaded words of boredom.


Dive into a summer filled with cherished memories and start crafting your plans today with our 65 days of Awesome Summer Fun list.


Chalet Alpenglow has the following availability for this summer: June 3 to 10, June 22 to 24, June 28 to July 1, July 15 to 17, July 20 to 27, Aug 6 to 11, Aug 14 to 23, Aug 27 to Sep 3. We allow 2+ dogs and do not require a one-week minimum stays. We are also booking for fall and winter now.


65 Days of Awesome Summer Fun in Deep Creek, MD

  1. Ride off into the sunset on board The Scenic Line as you enjoy live music, a fully stocked bar and complimentary hors d'oeuvres between Cumberland and Frostburg.

  2. Pick your own lavender, enjoy the sunflower fields, feed the chickens and turkeys, and taste the yummy lavender lemonade and lavender ice cream at Deep Creek Lavender Farm.

  3. Spend the day at the beach, make sand castles, rent a canoe, or just enjoy the summer vibes at the Deep Creek State Park.

  4. Feed the Giraffes at Hovatter's Wildlife Zoo.

  5. Enjoy a Country Rock Dinner show with amazing fresh food at Moonshadow. How does Coffee dusted alligator and shitake mushroom skewers sound? Or the Ramen Bowl, Beefaloaf, or Cauliflower Wings.

  6. Take a hike to the Swallow Falls, enjoy the majestic waterfalls, and jump into the water to cool off afterwards.

  7. Treat yourself to an iced caramel mocha latte with hand whipped cold foam and an ice cream cake at Bear Creek Coffee & Creamery.

  8. Get lost in the Garrett State Forest Rock Maze with hours of hide and seek play guaranteed

  9. Groove to the live band tunes and party at Honi Honi Bar.

  10. Explore Deep Creek Lake by Boat - read our blog about best rentals here: https://www.chaletalpenglowdeepcreek.com/post/explore-deep-creek-lake-by-boat

  11. Take a Yoga Class at this beautiful quarter horse farm Yoga Barn Deep Creek Lake.

  12. Hang out at the Deep Creek Farmers Market with delicious food, live music, and 30-40 vendors which sell handmade goods.

  13. Feel like you are in Italy and try the Friday Night Specials at Tomanetti's Pizzeria and Italian Eatery.

  14. Get shipwrecked this summer at Wisp Resort this summer and enjoy Gilligan's Island - The Musical.

  15. Ride the rides, play in the corn crib, and watch the pig races at the Garrett County Fair.

  16. Go Rail Biking with Tracks and Yaks in Frostburg!

  17. Climb the ropes and zip through the sky at Monkey Business Adventure Park.

  18. Find treasures at the Marsh Mountain Mining Company

  19. Create a vacation keepsake at Deep Creek Pottery

  20. Go on a Geocaching Treasure Hunt. There are about 75 around Deep Creek Lake.

  21. Take an art class at The Studio at Marsh Hill

  22. Rainy day? No problem, Chalet Alpenglow comes with a complimentary membership for guests at the Community Aquatic Recreation Center (CARC) which has a fully equipped gym facility, two indoor pools, and a gymnasium for basketball.

  23. Get on a horse and ride through the peaceful landscape at Circle Ranch

  24. Not a rider, book a horse drawn carriage ride at Pleasant Valley Dream Rides or a hand-led pony rides at Western Trails

  25. Face off in a battle at Deep Creek Fun Zone or Funland playing Miniature golf, laser tag, arcade, bumper car, go-carts.

  26. Learn about Oakland history at Oakland B&O Railroad Museum

  27. Enjoy the beautiful lake views from the top of the mountain and take this scenic chair lift ride at Wisp Resort.

  28. Walk to the Adventure Sports Center International and watch whitewater rafters or try it yourself.

  29. Meet and greet the alpacas, attend one of the family-friendly events, reserve a campfire, and spend some time together enjoying the outdoor farm activities at Alpaca Acres Farm and Fiber

  30. Enjoy hands-on exhibits at the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park learning about natural resources of Western Maryland.

  31. Visit the petting zoo at Schoolhouse Earth. Adults can do a little shopping at this eclectic store while the little ones check out the llamas, goats, and chickens at the petting zoo.

  32. Create your own Donuts at Deep Creek Donuts

  33. Go on an Ice Cream Tasting Tour: hit them all or pick and choose: Lakeside Creamery (delicious homemade ice cream), Saffiticker's Ice Cream Shop (soft serve, sundaes, milk shakes, flurries), Katie's Ice Cream, Huey's Ice Cream, Devlers Ice Cream

  34. Rent a two-person kayak at Deep Creek State Park, the doubles are perfect for exploring with young kids.

  35. What about a family tournament of bowling at The Alley

  36. Try something new like Disc Golf at The Glades at Meshach Run or Wisp Resort

  37. Wanna go wild, rent an ATV at Western Trails

  38. Have your tried Fat Tire Biking? Rent bikes at Herrington Manor State Park

  39. If you enjoy Mountain Biking - there are many great places for mountain biking such as Wisp Resort (ski slopes), Deep Creek Lake State Park, New Germany State Park, and Garrett State Forest.

  40. Testing your skills at Deep Creek Axe Throwing Co

  41. Visit Fallingwater - dramatically sited over a waterfall, Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater is considered the best all-time work of American Architecture.

  42. Raft down the Upper Youghiogheny River with Precision Rafting and enjoy a guided raft trip with skilled and expert guides.

  43. Take a kayak tour and watch for bald eagles at Savage River Reservoir. All Earth Eco Tours will guide you on a kayak trip.

  44. Feel adventurous, drive 30 min to the Bruceton Wellness Center & Himalayan Salt Cave in WV, for some wellness and salt therapy.

  45. Listen to live music and enjoy free concerts at Wisp

  46. Spend the day at Spruce Forest Artisan Village - resident and visiting artisans demonstrate their crafts in restored log cabins and vintage frame structures.

  47. Want to do some family bonding, choose a challenge at the Wisp Escape Room

  48. Drop kids off at the MOVIES at Garrett8Cinema

  49. Oakland and Garrett County, MD is full of history, check out these MUSEUMS: Garrett County Historical Society

  50. Branch Bender Cidery - schedule a tasting of local cider at this beautiful farm.

  51. Indulge and try the lady bug donut with strawberry glaze and coconut chocolate chips or the Donut on the Rocks at Glazed & Confuzed Donuts.

  52. Pick up a charcuterie tray from FireFly Farms and have a picknick at the lake.

  53. Get a taste of the local catch and enjoy Maryland Crabs at Trouts House Seafood

  54. Try this farm to table experience at Wildom Farm, a multi-course dinner in a beautiful setting.

  55. Is golf your passion? Check out the Fantasy Valley Golf Club

  56. Come test your knowledge over some old brews and yummy flatbreads and participate in Team Trivia every Thursday at 6:30 PM at Mountain State Brewing.

  57. Experience a fun outdoor movie night every Thursday. The Little Yough Family Flicks are shown at dusk in the Mountain Fresh Pavilion down by the Town Parking lot.

  58. Go on an adventure wine tasting “Wine in the Woods” along an approximately mile-long trail, concluding around the Lodge bonfire at Savage River Lodge.

  59. Learn about hawks, owls and falcons and encounter these amazing animals at “Adventure with Raptors” program.

  60. Go on a guided hike to meet snakes and salamanders.

  61. Enjoy a picnic at the Friendsville Community Park.

  62. Join this gentle yoga class surrounded by lavender with Yoga at Deep Creek Lavender Farm.

  63. Schedule a farm visit at Yorkie Acres Farm and try some of their amazing homemade products

  64. Enjoy a 30 min massage at OMG Relax.

  65. Watch the sunset from the deck of Chalet Alpenglow.



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