While the mountains of western Maryland don’t usually evoke images of Spring Break vacations, the shimmering waters of Deep Creek Lake do. Quiet coves line the shores of the 3,900-acre lake nestled between two mountain towns, McHenry and Oakland. Swimming, fishing, and boating are typically the order of the day (try Aquatic Center
for boat and Sea Doo rentals). At night, kick back at the Mountain State Brewing Co.
, which serves their handcrafted ales and signature flatbread pizzas.
Peak season hits during winter, which means lower rates during the spring. The Wisp Resort provides easy access to scenic chairlift rides and mountain biking trails. Bed and breakfasts and cozy lodges provide authentic mountain getaways. The Savage River Lodge rents 18 cabins and delivers fresh muffins to your doorstep every morning.