Page 21 - Garrett County 2019-2020 Activities Guide
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    We’re an outdoor enthusiast’s dream! Garrett County has boundless hiking and biking trails, slopes to ski and hills to sled. Pristine lakes are prime for summertime fun. Our rustic countryside overflows with activities for adventure lovers in all seasons.
Wisp Resort ( is home to 34 slopes, spanning 172 acres, for skiing and snowboarding tailored to all levels of experience — beginners, intermediates and experts. Lessons are available from qualified instructors, and lights illuminate the hills for nighttime activities. There are also dozens of trails and several Terrain Parks with jumps, boxes, rails and other features to cater to freestyle skiers and snowboarders. Visitors love the Mountain Coaster, a mix of an alpine slide and a roller coaster with stunning views of Deep Creek Lake. The Nordic Center, also located on the premises, offers snowshoeing and cross-country skiing. And the whole family can enjoy snow tubing at the Wisp Mountain Park.
Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are also popular wintertime activities at New Germany and Herrington
Manor State Parks.
Park staffers at
New Germany
groom and track
the trails to make
for a great cross-
country experience
for anyone from
beginners to more
experienced skiers.
Trails at Herrington
Manor begin at
the intermediate
level, and rentals of
skis, boots, poles,
snowshoes and sleds are available 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. in season. More information is at publiclands/pages/western/newgermany/winter- activities.aspx and pages/western/herringtonmanor/winter-sports.aspx.
Those who don’t feel at home on winter sports equipment will enjoy a walk down to Muddy Creek Falls at Swallow Falls State Park ( publiclands/pages/western/swallowfalls.aspx). The falls sometimes freeze over during icy weather, and you’ll get great views of the winter landscape along the way there.
Ice fishing is a popular winter sport at a number of lakes in Garrett County, including Deep Creek Lake, where the “catch of the day” can include yellow

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