Fall Activities at Deep Creek Lake

Are you planning a fall getaway? Experience the transformation of autumn and add a trip to the mountains to your weekend plans. Even though the autumnal equinox may bring shorter days; they can be filled with plenty of activities to enjoy the splendor of fall.

Check out these activities at Deep Creek Lake:

SavageMan Triathlon (September 17-18)

If you like competition and the beauty of the natural world, they come together at Deep Creek Lake for an awe-inspiring race. The SavageMan competition includes swimming in Deep Creek Lake and bicycling through the remote and mountainous back roads of Garrett County. Whether you are a spectator or a participant, this triathlon will tingle your senses.

Autumn Glory Festival (October 12-16)

If you like the fanfare of a festival, this may be the most colorful one you’ll ever attend. Head to the mountains for the acclaimed Autumn Glory Festival in Oakland. Located in western MD, this small town seasonal celebration is a five-day extravaganza that features live shows, musical performances, parades, art exhibits, dance troupes, craft shows, hands-on activities for kids, and plenty of local delicious food. Spend the day or the weekend surrounded by the vivid autumn colors that paint the mountainside.

BLUE MOON RISING Autumn Glory Tours

While you’re in town for Autumn Glory 2016, stop over at Blue Moon Rising for a tour of our beautiful eco resort!

Contact: | Tour & Accommodations: 240-442-5287

Date: Sunday, October 16th, from 1:00pm -3:00pm. [Dog-friendly tour]

Location: 89 Blue Moon Rising Way, overlooking Deep Creek Lake.

LIVE Music at MoonShadow!

Need a way to wind down while in the mountains after all that leaf peeping? Stop by the MoonShadow for a bite to eat and live entertainment by local artists. Embrace the ‘true local’ food, atmosphere and music for brunch or dinner. View all of our favorite Deep Creek Lake restaurants.


Head to Deep Creek Lake this fall and be inspired by the state’s natural beauty as it reveals it’s colorful personality.   If you stay for the weekend, check out our cabins, located at the heart of Deep Creek Lake, for an up close and personal look at the autumn splendor of the local area. Be sure to also check out our top 10 places to visit in MD!

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