Jay Fergusonjay@deepcreekvacations.com301-501-0420

10 Things To Do in the Summer at Deep Creek Lake

1. Ride the Mountain Coaster at the Wisp! Consisting of a 1,300 foot uphill track, the coaster allows one to experience the panoramic views of Western Maryland while having the time of their life!

2. Spend the evenings at Smiley’s Fun Zone playing mini golf, laser tag, goat carting and more!

3. Kick off your vacation with a drink at the iconic Honi Honi Bar! Located right next to Uno’s, the Honi Honi is the perfect place to grab a crisp, cold beer and watch your kids play on the back lawn. The pirate ship playground and the large gray elephant statue located in the back yard have become a Deep Creek favorite!


4. Grab an ice cream from the Lakeside Creamery. Located along Garrett Highway (right next to the lake), it’s easy to get to and delicious!

5. Spend an afternoon checking out Adventure Sports Center International. They offer an artificial whitewater rafting course that spans over 1/3 mile. This course offers I-IV whitewater rafting in a controlled environment. If you’ve mastered the artificial course, you may be ready for Garrett County’s own whitewater course: the Upper Yough (Class IV-V). ASCI also offers guided hikes and geocaching.

6. Go hiking at Swallow Falls. Who said Deep Creek Lake is the only attraction in Garrett County? Located near Oakland, Swallow Falls is a beautiful state park with bubbling falls. It is perfect for a morning hike or afternoon picnic.

7. Enjoy live music and a yummy meal at Black Bear Tavern! Located in McHenry, the restaurant and bar have become a local favorite.

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8. Do some shopping! Deep Creek Lake and Garrett County offer a very unique shopping experience. From Schoolhouse Earth to Sacred Ground South West Jewelry to Englander’s Antique Mall, our local residents provide you with unique pieces to take home or to decorate your lake house.

9. Head over to Mountain State Brewing Company for a locally brewed beer and a slice of Fire on the Mountain pizza!

10. Finally, RELAX! Deep Creek Lake is all about letting go and having a great time. You can do a million different things but the most important is to enjoy where you are and live easy!





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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.