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February 8, 2024
Coming in for the weekend and wondering what to do at Deep Creek? You’re already here and want to be in tune with the latest and greatest? The Deep Creek Weekly Round-Up is for you…
Weather, events, things to do, insider tips and info for February 8th-February 14th
We have zero natural snow right now. Despite some of the marketing photos you may see circulating online, we currently have no snow at Deep Creek. BUT it looks like snow will return as early as Tuesday next week.
In the meantime, we’re experiencing very mild weather. It’s been 40-50 degrees and sunny since this past Saturday (February 3rd) and it’s going to continue through the weekend. Friday – mid 50s and sun, Saturday – 50 and some rain, Sunday – 45 and sun.
Don’t be freaked out by the rain in Saturday’s forecast. Maybe it won’t rain all day? Maybe come Friday evening or Saturday morning, the forecast will change and the rain will have moved out? Either way, don’t let the mention of rain in the forecast get you down. You can still hike in the rain, ski in the rain and visit a Deep Creek restaurant or two in the rain. Or you can take it as an opportunity to sit inside and relax.
THIS JUST IN
KIDS DAY is now happening at Mountain State Brewing! Every Tuesday kids’ meals are buy one get one free. Parents, this one’s for you.
THINGS TO DO
Here are some ideas of what you can do indoors at Deep Creek when it rains…
Bowling at The Alley in the town of Oakland
Visit the Discovery Center at Deep Creek Lake State Park
Paint some pottery at Deep Creek Pottery
Enjoy pizza and games at Deep Creek Fun Zone and Funland
Indoor swimming at the CARC
Movies at Garrett 8 Cinemas
Wildom Farm Dinner & Half Hog Butchery – Saturday, February 10th at 6pm, tickets required
The Remedy (well-known local band) at Honi Honi – Saturday at 8pm
Team Bingo at Mountain State Brewing – Sunday, February 11th at 1pm
Super Bowl Party at The Greene Turtle (with 1/2 off select appetizers and drink specials) – Sunday at 6pm
Galentine’s Babes & Bracelets at Pawn Run – Monday, February 12th at 6pm
Galentine’s Yoga at Jitterbug Movement Studio – Tuesday, February 13th at 6pm
Galentine’s Wreath Making with Annie Simcoe at Appalachian Print Studio – Tuesday at 6pm
Galentine’s Day Wine Tasting Dinner at The Cornucopia Cafe – Tuesday at 6pm
Palentine’s Day Dinner at 206 Alder Bistro and Bar – Wednesday, 4:30-8pm
Deer Park Inn Valentine’s Dinner – Wednesday, February 14th – Saturday, February 17th
Surf and Turf Dinner at Vagabond Taproom – Wednesday 4:30 to 9pm
Valentine’s Day Dinner at 3rd Street Diner – Wednesday 4-8pm
Valentine’s Day Pasta Night at Ace’s Run Restaurant & Pub – Wednesday 4-8:30pm
Our coffee shops are putting on a show with all their Valentine’s Day specials! Check out the following for red velvet lattes, chocolate covered cherry frappes, cupid hot chocolates, and more…
The Travel Mug in Grantsville – Valentine’s Day latte affogato flights available!
The Root Cafe in Friendsville – their “hot chocolate with the (V Day) works” looks so fun!
Espresso Alley in McHenry – one of their V Day frappes comes with a giant chocolate treat on top!
Moonshadow Cafe in McHenry – they’ve got Cupid’s cold brew on the menu
Traders Coffee House at the lake – Conversation Heart Lotus and red velvet cake roll is what they’ve been sharing about
Black Hawk Coffee Co. in Oakland – they’ve got a few pink drinks on the menu
QUESTIONS FROM YOU
Q: Where can we find a public mountaintop scenic view of the lake?
A: I believe the answer is nowhere. There are no spaces that offer a mountaintop view of the lake that are public. UNLESS you’re visiting Wisp Resort and find the one spot on their mountain where you can see a small chunk of McHenry Cove.
Q: What town do most people work in that live here?
A: I don’t have exact numbers, but if I had to guess, Oakland would be the zip code where a majority of our residents work. McHenry and Grantsville also hold a lot of local jobs and some people travel to neighboring Cumberland, MD and Morgantown, WV areas to work as well.
Scenes and thoughts from deep creek
Well hey now! I thought for sure it had been more than seven months since I blogged last! Wish I could do it more…and plan to as soon as the new JFP website comes out.
I’m not sure I’m starting anything consistent here, just sharing some random thoughts and scenes from Deep Creek on this random Wednesday…
Jessica is amazing and she made us feel so comfortable! Having her capture our wedding was like having my best friend with me for every moment! Jessica's photos are fun, whimsical, and sophisticated!
We are not a stoic couple and did not want posed (or trying-too-hard) photos! Jessica was able to capture our personalities and the elegance of the day! I can't stop looking at our photos!
- Jessica and brandon
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