Dog Friendly Fall and Winter at Deep Creek

Dog Friendly Fall and Winter at Deep Creek

Fall and winter are a great time to visit Deep Creek with your furry friend! After Labor Day, most of the surrounding state parks relax their dog policies a bit so that it’s easier to hike and enjoy the beautiful surroundings with your pup.

At Deep Creek Lake State Park, dogs are allowed in the day use areas and in the lake after Labor Day through Memorial Day. The only part of the lake where dogs are not allowed is the sandy swimming beach area. All year long, pets are allowed on the trails, the Browning, Beckman, and Garrett Camp loops, and in the Discovery Center parking lot for access to the hiking trails. Your dog will a enjoy fun workout on the variety of hiking trails that run through Deep Creek Lake State Park, and they can cool their paws off in the lake afterwards. A dog’s dream!

The incredibly scenic Swallow Falls State Park opens up all of its day use areas to dogs after Labor Day through Memorial Day weekend.  The park contains Maryland’s tallest free falling waterfall, Muddy Creek Falls, as well as unique rock formations along the Youghiogheny River. A must see! Dogs are also allowed on the scenic 5 ½ mile trail from Swallow Falls to Herrington Manor. This beautiful trail runs on an old logging road and follows a stream most of the way. You’ll find Hemlock and Rhododendrons and a variety of wildlife. Dogs love the soft pine and dirt trail and the swimming holes, perfect for a doggie drink and cool down.

If you’re missing the warm days of summer and your dog is starting to whine from lack of daily exercise, Deep Creek Lake is the perfect fall or winter escape for you and your pup. Head out to the state parks, breathe in the fresh air, and hit the trails.

Deep Creek Weekend Rentals … Especially for Dogs

Deep Creek Weekend Rentals … Especially for Dogs

It’s officially spring! Now is a great time to plan a spring getaway for the whole family- even the dog!

Deep Creek Lake has lots to offer your four-legged friend during the spring months. With several large state parks in the area all offering dog friendly hiking trails, you and your dog can enjoy the great outdoors! One of our favorite pet friendly hikes is the 5½ mile trail at Swallow Falls State Park. Your pet may even feel inclined to splash around at Muddy Creek Falls.

As the weather continues to warm up, a variety of local restaurants and bars allow for dogs in their outdoor seating areas. So if you just feel like relaxing over a nice meal, your dog can also enjoy the fresh air.
Visitors can rent a dog friendly boat from Silver Tree Marina and tour around the lake. Before venturing out, be sure that your pet is comfortable riding in a boat. Some dogs need time to get their “sea legs.”

Whatever outdoor activities you choose to enjoy with your pet, Railey has some great spring savings on our dog friendly rental properties now through May 15th. Receive three nights for the price of two and up to $800 off your reservation!*

*Restrictions apply. Participating properties only, not combinable with other discounts/promotions and is not retroactive, dates are subject to change, not valid on holidays

Winter fun with your dog at Deep Creek Lake!

Winter fun with your dog at Deep Creek Lake!

When it’s time for a winter weekend away there is no need to leave your dog behind! Book your dog friendly deep creek lake rental today and take advantage of our ski free stay free package and receive three nights for the price of two on your rental home and lift tickets.*

Although you can’t bring your dog out on the slopes check out the state park page for a great attraction you and your dog are welcome to visit any time of year! Don’t forget to keep a few things in mind when it comes to the cold temperatures though: dogs can lose their sent quickly in the snow so make sure to keep your pooch on a leash at all times and wipe your pets down after being out in the snow to prevent them from ingesting salt and other potentially dangerous chemicals.

Come enjoy all that Deep Creek Lake has to offer this winter with the whole family!

 

*Participating properties only, not valid during holidays, not combinable with other discounts/promotions and is not retroactive.