Happy Summer Solstice! Not only is today the longest day of the year (yippee!) but it’s also the official start to summer! While summer season for Deep Creek Lake starts with Memorial Day Weekend, it’s still exciting when we’re officially in summer season.

Waterskiing at Deep Creek LakeWe’ve had some pretty spectacular weather the last few weeks and we’re projected to have a slightly warmer summer as far as temperatures go. Even as our temps rise and remain consistently hot, our mountain climate keeps it from reaching those extreme peaks that you’ll see in the nearby cities. A hot day at Deep Creek Lake is typically in the mid to upper 80s with varying but typically lower humidity. Obviously, our favorite way to cool off during the summer is a refreshing jump in the lake, and luckily there are endless ways to enjoy the water and the nice weather.

Summer is also home to some of our area’s biggest events! The WGW Community Youth Cup and the Garrett County Gran Fondo generally fall on the last weekend of June. Fire on the Mountain is the annual 4th of July Fireworks celebration, with a stunning display launched from the top of Wisp Resort’s tubing park. The event can be seen/viewed in almost the entire McHenry area and several people view them by boat! July also is home to Art in the Park and the Garrett County Agricultural Fair begins in July and ends in August. The summer ends with the Savageman Triathlon and the Art & Wine Festival in September!

There are so many activities going on during the summer, especially for the kids. Several state parks offer a wide array of nature and educational activities. The Discovery Center offers hikes, feeding their critters, butterfly walks, and other educational events. Herrington Manor State Park also features several activities including neat learning hikes, wilderness survival classes, and even sandcastle building competitions! If you’re ever looking for events or things to do, you can always check our events page, message us on Facebook, or call the office!

We have so many things to look forward to this summer, and we plan on living up every moment that we can. If you haven’t booked your summer stay yet, there are still great options (yes, even Lake Front!) available, but not for long! Don’t forget to tag us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or use #vacationdcl; we want to see how you vacation the Deep Creek way!

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