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A Perfect Day Trip to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland: Your Ultimate Summer Adventure

With summer on the horizon, there’s no better time to plan an unforgettable day trip to Deep Creek Lake, Maryland. Nestled amid the Allegheny Mountains, this charming destination offers a plethora of outdoor activities and scenic vistas that promise to delight visitors of all ages. Whether you’re craving adventure on the water or seeking tranquility in nature, Deep Creek Lake has something for everyone. Join us as we embark on a journey through the perfect day trip itinerary, ensuring you make the most of your summer escapade.

Morning: Embrace the Great Outdoors Kickstart your day with a breath of fresh mountain air and an array of outdoor adventures.

  1. Explore the natural beauty of Deep Creek Lake by hitting the trails. Deep Creek Lake State Park boasts several picturesque hiking routes, catering to all skill levels. From leisurely strolls along the lake shore to challenging uphill treks, there’s a trail for every preference.
  2. After working up an appetite, indulge in a hearty breakfast at one of the lakefront cafes or diners like Perkins or Canoe on the Run. Savor freshly brewed coffee and mouthwatering pancakes as you soak in panoramic views of the glistening lake.

Midday: Dive into Water Sports As the sun climbs higher in the sky, it’s time to cool off with a variety of water-based activities.

  1. Rent a kayak, canoe, or paddleboard and set out to explore the tranquil waters of Deep Creek Lake. Glide along the shoreline, admiring the lush greenery and majestic mountains that frame the lake’s azure waters.
  2. Thrill-seekers can take to the water for an adrenaline-pumping session of waterskiing or wakeboarding. With expert instructors available, even beginners can master the art of gliding across the lake’s surface with ease.

Afternoon: Picnic by the Shore As lunchtime approaches, find a scenic spot along the lake shore to enjoy a leisurely picnic amidst nature’s splendor.

  1. Pack a picnic basket filled with delicious treats from local markets and bakeries such as Casselman’s bakery. Freshly baked bread, artisanal cheeses, and seasonal fruits make for the perfect lakeside feast.
  2. After lunch, unwind with some leisurely activities by the water. Lounge on a blanket, soak up the sun’s rays, or dip your toes in the refreshing waters of Deep Creek Lake.

Evening: Sunset Serenity As the day draws to a close, bask in the golden glow of a Deep Creek Lake sunset, a truly magical sight to behold.

  1. Embark on a sunset cruise aboard a pontoon boat and cruise along the lake as the sky transforms into a canvas of vibrant hues. Sip on your favorite beverage and savor the serenity of the moment.
  2. Conclude your day trip with a delicious dinner at one of the lakefront restaurants, whether it’s Aces Run, UNOs or Firewater Kitchen & Bar, where you can feast on fresh seafood and regional specialties while enjoying panoramic views of the lake and surrounding mountains.



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Jay Ferguson

Who I Am My name is Jay Ferguson, and I am a lifelong resident of the Deep Creek Lake area. I am also co-owner of the real estate side of Taylor Made. I have been in the real estate business for 21+ years now and I LOVE what I do! I have to say, my career really took off when I co-founded the real estate side of Taylor Made in 2014. Its been an amazing experience, building a real estate company from the ground up and achieving so much so quickly! In August 2016, we purchased Long & Foster Real Estate Deep Creek, where I had started my career in 2000. In 2018, we on-boarded virtually every agent from Coldwell Banker Deep Creek Realty as they closed up shop and the real estate family grew even more! We now have over 40 sales agents and have expanded to West Virginia and Pennsylvania, as well. Taylor Made is the #1 vacation rental company at Deep Creek with over 475 vacation rental homes, and over one hundred thousand yearly visitors. Its amazing what we have accomplished using the principles of honesty, teamwork and customer service! Personally, my wife Jessica and I enjoy traveling and especially spending time in the outdoors, hiking and exploring the many diverse areas that Garrett County is naturally blessed with. We have raised two wonderful children here, Kayleah (22) and Noah (13). In the summer, we love spending time on the water with friends & family and enjoying the lake life! We are both active in our church, our community & local school activities, and we fill our schedule with plenty of volunteer efforts. I currently serve on the board of directors for Habitat for Humanity. I am proud to say that I was named Deep Creek Time’s Favorite ‘Community Champion’ in 2019. I was also named Garrett County Realtor of the Year in 2018-19, as well. I really enjoy promoting my hometown. I am very proud of the resort area that has developed over my lifetime and look forward to growing the area even more! Deep Creek Lake has been described as ‘The Lake Tahoe of the east', and I think that speaks volumes about the potential to own property here! Deep Creek Lake isn't really a town or city by itself; it's comprised of three towns: Oakland, Swanton & McHenry, Maryland. I am very passionate about my hometown and am impressed with how many people know about it as we travel around the country. Deep Creek Lake is an amazing place to visit and even better place to live! During the pandemic in 2020, our market exploded and more and more people left their primary residence in the city to live here permanently. With distance learning in schools and tele-commuting becoming the ‘norm’, many more people were drawn to the area to ‘live where they love to play’. Why You Want Me Working for You: In addition to being an owner, I am consistently one of the top-producing agents in the entire area and the Associate Broker of record for Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales. I have 21+ years of experience and I am a problem solver. There aren’t many situations that I have not encountered and I have a strategy for almost every scenario that you may encounter. I have extensively trained in all areas of real estate & emerging technologies, and also have trained as an appraiser, as well as served as a full-time Broker. I have a strong knowledge of the industry, as well as many trusted local contacts & affiliations that allow me to perform at a very high level and deliver results. I have a great deal of respect for my peers in this industry and have strong working relationships that I would love to put to work for you. Call me to discuss your situation - I know I can be of great service to you & others you care about! Honesty. Integrity. Results.