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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Ski Area
“In the winter this is a great spot for skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. In the summer, they offer ropes courses, water adventures, archery, and much more!”
  • 28 locals recommend
Bar
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“The Black Bear Tavern and Restaurant provides great central convenience and offers Deep Creek Lake's best music, unbeatable drink specials, and just the right kind of food. Located next to miniature golf and go-cart racing. ”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Garrett County's eclectic spot! Live music, crazy, interesting setting, craft brews and a simple, fun place to visit. Awesome Firefly Farm cheese and wine shop directly across the street. Located in town of Accident, MD (interesting story with the town hame - easy to Google), this is a fun & tasty destination! My wife and I have many times grabbed a specialty cheese cut to our size at the Firefly Farm! Great gift ideas there too! less than 5 min away! ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Vacation Rental
  • 1 local recommends
Gift Shop
“Bear Creek Traders is absolutely Deep Creek Lake area's newest destination located in Market Square Shopping Center, Route 219 in McHenry. Featuring Woolrich Clothing, Icelandic Sweaters, hard to find ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Bar
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“Don’t feel like cooking while on vacation? Come try out The Greene Turtle, it’s more than just a sports bar and grille. Offering a wide variety of choices for the whole family. The Green Turtle believes in being a community hangout for all ages that serves great food & drinks in a fun, casual atmosphere. Wonderfully convenient to WISP and Resort activities. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Harbour / Marina
“Want to rent a boat for the day or Jet Skis? This is the place! They take on-line reservations with a 50% deposit and have a great staff to help explain everything to you so you can have a fun day on the lake. www.aquatic-center.com ”
  • 2 locals recommend
BBQ Restaurant
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“If you like BBQ you have to come try out Archie's BBQ. In fact this is one of our son's favorite places to eat here in Garrett County. Featuring Award Winning Ribs,Pork, Brisket, Chicken, Turkey, Wings, Sandwiches, Wraps, Salads, Fries, Homemade Sides, Kid's Meals, Beer and Wine. Family Style Packages. Picnic table, relaxed seating ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Arcade
“Rain or Shine! A family fun center offering: go-karts, miniature golf, bumper cars, indoor arcade games, climbing walls, water wars, and a carousel. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Lake
“Monkey Business just finished in 2017, this park offers a ziplining course and other fun rope and height activities - offering 3 levels of difficulty. They can accommodate children (4+) and adults! They also offer a mini monkey course on the ground level. Brave or Chicken - this sounds like fun for all folks! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Hardware Store
  • 2 locals recommend
Meal Delivery
“This is a great place to bring the kids, or if you feel like acting like a kid yourself. We brought our kids here many times! Smiley’s offers full service dining. Choose from their pizzas, wings, sandwiches,and more. Smiley’s also has a sports bar and an amusement facility that has a little bit of something for everyone: with arcades, bowling, go carts, mini golf, laser tag, and more.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Other Great Outdoors
“Mountain Coaster- This is a fun activity to do with the family/kids. It is a raised roller coaster that can seat up to two people in a cart. Located at The Wisp, the cart is carried to the top of the mountain by a motorized pulley (think a roller coaster); from there you drop down the mountain, accompanied by a bunch of twists and turns.You can regulate your own speed with a set of handbrakes on each side of the cart. So the thrill is up to you! ”
  • 1 local recommends
Café
“Gourmet sandwiches, coffee and hearty breakfasts in a casual setting with a fireplace and seasonal deck.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Perfect end to a day of skiing (unless you stay in and cook). Great food and atmosphere. ”
  • 4 locals recommend