Located about 10 miles north of Deep Creek Lake, Friendsville, Maryland is known for its rich history and adventurous outdoor sports. Home of the first settlement in Garrett County, the town now consists of 500 residents.
Friendsville residents have many sources of entertainment such as the Kendall Trail and the Friendsville Community Park. Just above the Yough Dam, the stretch of the Youghiogheny River in Friendsville is perfect for whitewater activities. When is the best time to visit Friendsville? The Friendsville Days summer celebration at the end of July! For more information, please visit http://www.friendsville-md.org/.
FUN FACT: Although the citizens of Friendsville are quite friendly, the town is actually named for John Friend Sr., one of the first settlers that bought the tract of land from Native Americans in 1765.
About 10 miles north of Deep Creek Lake, is Accident, Maryland. The tiny, picturesque town is home to about 330 residents. The town offers residents parks with features such as a fishing pond, pavilion, Little League field, and a walking trail. When is the best time to visit Accident? The Fourth of July Homecoming celebration! For more information, visit http://www.accidentmd.org/.
FUN FACT: Ever wonder how Accident got its name? Back in the late 1700’s, two Western Maryland settlers surveyed the land. By “accident” they chose the same piece of property, therefore the tract of land was named “Accident”.
Memorial Day Weekend kicked off Deep Creek Lake’s summer tourism season! However, it was not just humans enjoying the lake.
Take a look at some of the black bear sightings from the weekend!
Click here to see a family’s new swimming buddy.
(AP) -Gov. Larry Hogan is announcing the reopening of tourist welcome centers in far western Maryland and the Eastern Shore that the previous administration closed six years ago for budget reasons.
Hogan said in a statement Thursday that the Youghiogheny (yahk-ih-GAY’-nee) Overlook center in Garrett County and the Bay Country center in Queen Anne’s County will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Thursdays through Mondays.
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Backs to Garrett State Forest! 15.43 acres with a ~30×60 pole building in coveted Youghiogheny Mountain Resort. Community has over 2,400 acres and over 50 miles of ATV, snowmobile and hiking trails. Private access, mostly wooded but not too remote – 4G cell service at property. Electric close by. Plenty of storage for all of your outdoor vehicles, campers, etc. The perfect getaway!
Great price! 2 side by side building lots in Mountain Lake Park. Public sewer and water available. Backs up to stream. Also available to purchase individually for $17,900 each, call for details. Partially cleared lots.
I just listed a lakefront house on Stockslager Rd today, and on the way back, I wanted to snap a few shots of the bridge that crosses Deep Creek. Not the Deep Creek Lake bridge, but the small little stream/river/creek that is the namesake of Deep Creek Lake. I plan on exploring more this summer, but I wanted to share some of the cool photos that I got today. It’s tough to see the water as the trees are all grown up and it’s very wooded, but you can see that it’s there. This is the stream that pickups the runoff from the Deep Creek Dam and dumps that water into the Youghiogheny River. You’ll notice the smaller steel bridge that used to be there, as well. The trees have grown up through it. Stay tuned – I hope to hike the stream down to the Yough and report back here ina few weeks when the leaves are out in full bloom. Enjoy!