This weekend Garrett County is celebrating the 95th Anniversary of Deep Creek Lake.  For information about that and more, keep reading!

Here’s The Lake-Front LowDown

 This Weekend’s Events:

Thursday – Sunday, August 13 – 16

95th Anniversary of Deep Creek Lake — Garrett County celebrates the 95th anniversary of Deep Creek Lake with specials, discounts and promotions on shopping, dining, giveaway items, jet ski rentals, anniversary merchandise and much more!  Go to to download the brochure or see Feature Article on Page 6.

FRIDAY, August 14, 2020

Yoga in the Lavender Fields — Deep Creek Lavender Farm, 9 – 10 AM. Come enjoy a 60 minute Gentle Stretch Yoga Session with Sheri Kosh of Beach to Peak Yoga. Bring your own mat and straps or we have some extras. Class starts right at 9 am, rain or shine! Enjoy some lavender tea after and the store is open for shopping. Bring a brunch to enjoy at one of the picnic tables after the yoga session. $15 if paid ahead (RSVP the night before) or $20 to walk in. Contact Anne Davidson at 240-608-8282 or visit their website at www.deepcreeklavenderfarm.comAll Social Distancing guidelines will be followed!  See our Facebook page for more details.

Saturday, August 15

Official 95th Birthday Party for Deep Creek Lake — Garrett County Visitors Center, Noon to 5 PM.  The public is welcome to attend this free event which will include a ceremony, Deep Creek Lake themed birthday cake and local author Ed King will be signing copies of his three books.  Face masks are required and capacity limitations will be in effect.  Contact 301.387.4386 or go to for more information.

95th Anniversary Book Signing — Garrett County Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center, beginning at 12:30 PM.  Local author Ed King will be signing copies of his three books:  “Famous Boats of Deep Creek Lake”; “Deep Creek Lake: The Founders” (Book 1) and “I love Deep Creek Lake: Another in a Series of Vignettes”.  Face masks required capacity limitations will be in effect.  Books will be available for purchase to then be signed.

Spring Farmer’s Market – Springs Road, Springs, PA, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Held every Saturday from May 25 through September 23, 2020, 8 AM to 1 PM.  Featuring fresh produce, antiques and crafts as well as flea market items.  Free admission and parking.  Visit for info.

Mountain Fresh Farmers Market – Mountain Fresh Pavilion, downtown Oakland, 10 AM to 1 PM through October.  Our old-fashioned market features fresh vegetables, fruits, berries, fresh and dried herbs, baked goods, jams & jellies, fresh eggs, grassfed meats, handmade crafts and more.​.


Weekend Outdoor Art Market — Deep Creek Pottery, 10 AM to 6 PM. Join us for a fun outdoor art market on weekends through the summer.  In keeping with the social distancing guidelines we will be offering an outdoor market with pottery for sale, mosaic creations and stepping stones, paint your own pottery kits and mosaic tile kits for sale.  Call 301-501-1619 or email for more info.  Free admission


Birds of Prey Wildlife Program – Every Monday in July and August starting July 6th, 10 AM until Noon.  Friendsville Town Park – near Stage Area.  All Earth Eco Tours is partnering with Adventures with Raptors to offer a Birds of Prey Wildlife program featuring birds of prey. Chief All Earth Eco Tour Guide, Crede Calhoun is studying as an apprentice falconer and will be assisting Master Falconer and Wildlife Educator Deron Meador in presenting a fun learning program about hawks, falcons and owls.  You will see the 6-10 live birds and be able to take pictures and approach the birds within 6 feet. Depending on current birds in training some birds may do a flying demo. Program is Free but donations are requested to help support the Aviary.  Call 301746-4083 or visit to register.

Live Music:

Mountain State Brewing Company has been offering live entertainment on weekends.  Check their Facebook page for updates.  Reservations are recommended for dining.

Mountain State Brewing: 301-387-3360; www.waitlist.m/w/msbcdcl

 Newest Updates:

 The Manor Steakhouse is closed indefinitely.  Please check their website for updates.

Open for Indoor / Outdoor Dining at Deep Creek Lake:  (Carry-out also available)

Ace’s Run: 301-387-3388;;

Deep Creek Pizza: 301-387-6600

Dutch’s at Silver Tree: 301-387-0525;

Deep Creek FunZone: 301-387-0059

Deep Creek Uno: 301-387-9100;

Reservations are encouraged. 301-387-3360; www.waitlist.m/w/msbcdcl.

The Green Turtle: 301-387-7800;

Perkins Restaurant & Bakery: 301-387-5800

Pine Lodge Steakhouse: 301-387-6500;

MoonShadow: 240-442-5542;

Ledo Pizza: 301-387-6300; Order online

Little Sandys. Call 301-387-9850 for hours and menu.

Shooters Bar & Grill.  301-387-2424;

Open for Drive-Thru, Carry-out, or Curbside Delivery

Archie’s Barbecue: Open daily for drive-through and curbside delivery only. Limited outdoor seating is available.  301-387-7400.

Brenda’s Pizzeria continues to offer carry-out and curbside delivery.  Call 301-387-1007 or order online at

Trout’s House Seafood is open Tuesday – Saturday from 10 AM to 6 PM; Sunday from 11 – 4 selling delicious fresh seafood and more.  Call ahead at 240-488-4920 to pre-order.

Shop N Save offers meals and deli sandwiches to go all day.  Call for hours. 301-387-4075.

Arrowhead also offers made to order grab n go meals, a full deli, as well as daily specials.  Visit

JG’s remains open for Take-Out Only Thursday – Saturday from 4 – 8 PM.  Call 301-387-6369.  Visit their Facebook page for daily specials.

Traders Coffee House is open for takeout only but has many pre-packaged and grab n’ go favorites.  Stop by or call ahead to 301-387-9246 for curbside delivery.

For a sweet treat, stop by Deep Creek Donuts, Copper Kettle Popcorn, and Lakeside Creamery located lakefront on Garrett Highway.  All three are open daily.  Cabin Lodge Lakeside Grille is a great option for takeout sandwiches and more.

Deep Creek Lake Subway is open Daily (use their online app to order)

 Beer, Wine & Liquor Sales:

McHenry Beverage is open daily and is offering curbside delivery, just call ahead at 301-387-5518.

Zip’eez also offers curbside pick up or will deliver.  Call 301-387-2992.

Fireside Deli & Wine Shoppe is open for wine sales only.  Wine is available anytime, just call ahead for an appointment.  Call 301-859-8514.

Open for Indoor Dining in Oakland:  (Carry-out also available)

In Oakland:

Heidi’s Café & Bakery: 240-321-5804

Long Branch Saloon: 301-334-4533;  Open Tues – Saturday at 4:30

El Canelo: 301-533-4448; Open Mon – Sat at 11 AM.

Don Patron Mexican Restaurant: 301-914-1285;  Open Daily

Englanders:  301-533-0000; Open Mon – Sat at 8:30 AM

Open for Drive-Thru, Carry-out, or Curbside Delivery

DQ Grill & Chill drive-through is open 10 AM to 10 PM daily and offering delicious sandwiches and wraps as well as all your favorite Dairy Queen cold treats. Located along Garrett Highway in Oakland.

Taco Bell, also in Oakland, has a drive-through…also open daily at 10 AM.

In Accident, MD

Hartman’s Liberty is open daily for fresh sandwiches and convenience items

The Rolling Pin Bakery (open Tues – Sat) features fresh baked goods and delicious soups, deli sandwiches and more.  Order ahead at 301-746-8500.

Annie’s Kitchen Country Restaurant is now open for Carry-Out only.  Closed Wednesdays.

In Grantsville, MD

Penn Alps is open daily from 11 AM to 7 PM.

Area attractions now open (with social distancing guidelines in place)

Fun Unlimited is open daily through Labor Day  301-750-2150;

Funland is open daily at 10 AM  301-387-6168;

Deep Creek Funzone, Monkey Business and Deep Creek Axe Throwing are all open. 1-866-DCLSOAR;

Please remember that we are still following strict state mandated protocol.  Masks are required to be work in retail establishments and as you enter and living restaurants, etc.  Restaurants that are offering indoor dining can only do so at 50% capacity so please be patient.  Bars remain closed. Take-out is still offered by all area restaurants.

For more information on any of these venues, visit or our sister publication The Menu Guide, available online at