Garrett County, Md
June 23, 2018  
Garrett County & Deep Creek Lake Area
Garrett County in the heart of the Allegheny Mountains as the westernmost county in Western Maryland. The terrain in this region is absolutely stunning and ideal for cyclist training and racing, as well as a plethora of other outdoor recreational activities.

Just 90 minutes from Pittsburgh, and less than 3 hours from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia, and Baltimore, MD, Deep Creek Lake is a very popular lake vacation getaway destination and is rapidly becoming a mecca for outdoor recreational enthusiasts. In addition to the many lake activities, the region offers recreational activities abound from the world-class facilities at Adventure Sports Center International on WISP mountain or white water rafting and kayaking on the Youghiogheny River. Deep Creek Lake State Park, Savage River State Forest, and New Germany State Forest all have camping areas and each provides numerous trails for hiking and mountain biking. The Savage River is a popular destination for fly fisherman. Garrett County has many hundreds of miles of virtually traffic-free, scenic, and frequently hilly country roads that are simply ideal for road cycling.

Anyone who enjoys hiking, road or mountain biking, fishing, or white water rafting or kayaking will love Garrett County. Deep Creek Lake is an ideal getaway location for the entire family and there is plenty to keep everyone occupied. Lakehouse and hotel rentals are plentiful in addition to the abundant camping options.
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