A four-season getaway, Swanton, MD offers the serenity of the mountains mixed with vigorous outdoor recreational opportunities. With your vacation home nestled among the pines, walk just minutes to Deep Creek Lake and swim, kayak, or sail. Spend your mornings exploring the woodland, then return to your vacation rental at night and make s'mores around a campfire in your own backyard. Throw a line out on your own private dock, a luxury that many rentals offer, and then grill the day's catch for the whole family. While you are here, spend a day at Deep Creek State Park and absorb the area's natural beauty. The park is home to an entire mile of shoreline along Maryland's largest man-made lake. Hike solo along a number of trails ranging in difficulty, or use a guide to point out all of Deep Creek's attributes. Great for fishing, swimming, and picnicking, this pet friendly park makes for the perfect day trip.
Here are a few additional suggestions as you plan your trip:
-Visit Big Run State Park: Located on the Savage River Reservoir, this park is home to over 300 acres of beautiful woodland, complete with sites for camping, boating, fishing, cross-country skiing, and picnicking.
-Go hiking and mountain biking: The parks close to Swanton offer a number of hiking and mountain biking trails with breath-taking panoramic views of the reservoir and its surroundings.
-Go whitewater rafting: White water rafting and tubing are exhilarating ways to experience the wilderness of Swanton in the spring and summer. Guided trips, lessons, and equipment are all available through outfitters located downtown.
-Go fly fishing: Take a guided fly-fishing trip on one of Maryland's best trout fishing rivers.
-Go skiing and snowshoeing: Rent equipment or bring your own and explore the peaceful snowy landscape of a Maryland winter.
-Go horseback riding: Take a lesson at one of the many stables in the Deep Creek area or head for the trails with a guide.
Experience the best of Swanton and the Maryland wilderness by staying in your own private luxury vacation rental. A beautiful cabin in the woods can offer all of the space and amenities you need to host your family and friends. While you're here you may also want to explore nearby Oakland or McHenry.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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