Deep Creek

Welcome to Deep Creek Lake, located in McHenry, Maryland, your ultimate fall getaway destination! This charming town, located in the heart of Garrett County, offers a wide range of activities to enjoy during the autumn season.

One of the top attractions in the area is the stunning Deep Creek Lake, which offers endless opportunities for outdoor activities. Take in the beautiful fall foliage from the shore, the lake is the perfect place to spend a relaxing day.

For a more challenging adventure, head to the nearby Wisp Resort, which offers a range of activities for thrill-seekers, including ziplining, mountain biking, and a challenging ropes course.

If you're in the mood for a leisurely stroll, take a walk along the scenic trails of the Cranesville Swamp Preserve, a unique wetland area that is home to a diverse array of plant and animal life.

For a taste of local culture, check out the town's many festivals and events. The town of Oakland, Maryland is also a very charming little town that is nearby.

And of course, no visit to McHenry would be complete without indulging in some of the area's famous fall flavors. Local restaurants and cafes offer a range of seasonal specialties, including pumpkin spice lattes, apple cider donuts, and hearty soups and stews.

With so much to see and do, McHenry, Maryland, is the perfect destination for your fall getaway. So when your done running your crawlers, experience all that this charming town and the surrounding area has to offer!

Restaurants & Cafes:

  1. Moonshadow Cafe: A trip to Deep Creek Lake isn't complete without a visit to the Moonshadow Café. This quirky, eclectic café offers delicious food in a charming atmosphere, with outdoor seating options and live music on the weekends. The menu features a variety of vegetarian and vegan options, as well as local meat and seafood dishes.

  2. Ace's Run Restaurant & Pub: This local favorite offers upscale dining with a cozy atmosphere. The menu features a variety of American and international dishes, with a focus on fresh, locally-sourced ingredients. Don't miss their famous crab cakes or their delicious homemade desserts.

  3. Mountain State Brewing Co.: For a laid-back evening, head to Mountain State Brewing Co. for some great food and local craft beers. The menu features a variety of classic pub fare, as well as some unique dishes, such as their wood-fired pizzas and locally-sourced burgers.

  4. The Cornish Cafe: If you're looking for a hearty breakfast or lunch, look no further than The Cornish Cafe. This family-owned restaurant offers a range of homemade dishes, including delicious breakfast sandwiches, soups, salads, and sandwiches.

  5. Dutch's at Silver Tree: For a special occasion or a romantic night out, consider Dutch's at Silver Tree. This elegant restaurant offers stunning lake views and a menu of upscale American cuisine, with a focus on fresh seafood and locally-sourced ingredients. Be sure to save room for their famous creme brulee!

  6. Brenda's Pizzeria: If you're in the mood for pizza, Brenda's Pizzeria is a must-visit. This local spot offers a range of classic and unique pizzas, as well as other Italian dishes such as pasta, salads, and sandwiches. Be sure to try their signature garlic knots!

  7. The Casselman Bakery & Cafe: For a sweet treat or a quick bite, stop by The Casselman Bakery & Cafe. This charming bakery offers a range of homemade pastries, sandwiches, and soups, as well as some of the best coffee around.

No matter what type of cuisine you're in the mood for, you're sure to find something delicious around Deep Creek Lake, Maryland.


The Lodge at WISP is one of the premier hotels in the area and the Supershafty Fall Crawl Official Hotel, offering comfortable rooms and suites with easy access to outdoor activities. Located at the base of the WISP Resort, The Lodge offers stunning views of Deep Creek Lake and the surrounding mountains, as well as a range of amenities to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Enjoy a dip in the indoor pool or hot tub, workout in the fitness center, or relax by the fireplace in the lobby. With a variety of room options available, including suites with private balconies and fireplaces, The Lodge at WISP is the perfect home base for your Deep Creek Lake adventure.

GROUP CODE FOR WISP: 6063 Must call 855-656-4632 to reserve room.

If you're looking for a more unique lodging experience, check out Railey Vacations. They offer a wide range of vacation rentals, from cozy cabins to luxurious lakefront homes, all with modern amenities and easy access to the area's attractions. Whether you're looking for a secluded retreat or a property big enough for your whole team, Railey Vacations has the perfect rental home for you.

At both The Lodge at WISP and Railey Vacations, you'll enjoy the best of Deep Creek Lake.