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 Nature Experiences
   Deep Creek Trail
perch, walleye, northern pike, bluegill, pickerel and other local species.
Looking for some high-speed adventure? Garrett County has numerous state forest trails that are perfect for a snowmobile. Permits can be purchased for $15 annually and are available at state park offices.
To obtain trail maps and more information about outdoor activities, please visit the Garrett County Visitors Center, located at 15 Visitors Center Drive, McHenry, MD 21541.
Spring
With the arrival of spring, you’ll have even more options for outdoor fun.
Garrett County is home to 40 trails ready to be navigated by novice hikers or experienced outdoor enthusiasts. Deep Creek Trail is perfect for a family stroll, with a half-mile trail that ends at Wisp Resort. Paths also run along wetlands that were originally part of Buffalo Swamp before Deep Creek Lake was developed.
Fork Run Recreation Area Trails consist of more than 9 miles of pet-friendly trails surrounded by magnificent woods. Kendall Trail is another natural destination
that spans three miles and has scenic views of the Youghiogheny River, a popular spot for kayakers.
Herrington to Swallow Falls Trail is a good novice trail with a mostly flat surface that winds 5 miles through Garrett State Forrest. This scenic trail includes old logging roads and a historic railroad bed.
For more information on county trails, contact Garrett Trails at garretttrails.org.
Prefer to explore on two wheels? Discover the open roads of Garrett County on a motorcycle or bike. You can also go off-road on the St. John’s Rock ORV Trail and Campground that opened in 2017. Riders can make advance reservations for day use and overnight camping at https:// compass.dnr.maryland.gov/ dnrcompassportal.
Explore the county’s beautiful natural environment of lakes, rivers, pastures and rolling mountainsides on the Motorcycle Rides Tour (visitdeepcreek.com/pages/ motorcycleridestour). There are plenty of places to stop along the way for a light meal and drinks.
Garrett County has more than 150 miles of mountain-bike trails for beginners to adventurers looking for a jaw-dropping challenge. Margraff Plantation, part of Savage River State Forest, has two connected loops extending for more than 7 miles, with surfaces that range from a single dirt track to gravel roads. For experienced mountain bikers, there’s a difficult trail that leads up to the fire lookout tower in Deep Creek Lake State Park. (Maryland law requires helmets for riders under 16, and
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