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Deep Creek Lake, MD

I am Kayak...After being sick with swine flu symptoms this past week, I was more than happy to feel well enough to resume my 4th of July plans… one of them being a day trip to Deep Creek Lake in Garrett County, MD. My friend from college and I ignored the invasive weather reports, which called for rain for most of the day and headed up there anyway. It didn’t rain one drop, and was actually sunny on the way up and back from the lake (though mostly overcast while we were actually ON the lake). It was exciting to finally visit Maryland’s largest freshwater lake, and to venture off to another side of Maryland that is completely different from the suburban sprawl that I call home. We got there well past lunch time and had the afternoon and early evening hours to enjoy the peaceful setting. It was too cold to go swimming (around 65 degrees F), so we had a lovely picnic on the beach and did a quality photo shoot. Everything was super laid back and really chill… a much needed vacation from the stresses of work and school! Western Maryland is a total gem – full of natural beauty, small towns, cascading green mountains and many interesting rock formations. A total treat… so I hope to be back later on this summer! 

Closest town: McHenry, MD (where you can find some delicious homemade ice cream, popcorn and fudge…. mmmmmm!!! The tastes of summer…)

Directions: {from the DC Area and points EAST} Follow I-70 to I-68, Take Exit 14 onto Route 219 South. Follow Route 219 for approximately 13 miles. The Visitors Center is on the right. The drive is beautiful and absolutely worthwhile!

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  1. Quiet lake.

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