Looking for a new out-of-the-way spot for all your favorite year-round outdoor activities? Head to McHenry for fun-filled days of adventure in the great outdoors. Or simply kick back, unwind, and let your cares float away when you stay in one of our lovely vacation rentals.
Nestled on the northern shore of Deep Creek Lake in the far northeast corner of Maryland, known for its plentiful waterways and coastlines, McHenry is easy to reach from a number of major cities nearby. Driving distance from Cumberland is 42 miles; Morgantown, WV, is 44 miles; and Pittsburgh, PA, is 97 miles.
Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Baltimore, Maryland's most populous city and head to the little town of McHenry for plenty of year round fun. In summer, hardcore rafters will want to head to Youghiogheny River, while those still perfecting their skills may want to visit Adventure Sports Center International to practice in a controlled environment. Other water sports include boating, fishing, and water skiing on the areas abundant rivers and lakes.
In the winter, hit the mountain at Wisp Resort and ski and board your way down its 32 slopes, groomed and waiting for snow bums of all skill levels. If you prefer more sedate winter fun, do some ice skating, ice fishing, snowshoeing, or cross country skiing.
Check out McHenry's artful side and visit Simon Pearce Glassblowing Workshop to see artisans at work, and take home some beautiful utilitarian art for yourself or family and friends. Then head to Spruce Forest Artisan Village and take a step back in time. Wander through the aged log cabins to the ping and clang of anvils and hammers as craftspeople employ their skills and perform their old-world trades.
And at the end of the day, return to your comfortable and private vacation rental to rest up and recharge for another action-packed day in beautiful McHenry, steeped in natural beauty and teeming with indoor and outdoor fun for everyone!
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