Deep Creek Lake Snowshoeing Maryland Winter Outdoor Adventures

Maryland Snowshoe Tours and Winter Group Outdoor Activities for the Deep Creek Lake Area
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Looks like our season is over for 2014/15. Thanks to all our wonderful guests. We had an exiciting bear sighting, some great snow and super duper fun. To get notified when next season starts join our ski/snow list.

Don't miss out on an adventure into our special and magical winter wonderlands away from the hustle and bustle of life. Venture into forests and backcountry areas with boulders, rivers, large old growth trees, waterfalls and more.

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Regularly Scheduled Tours
are Saturdays and Sunday
- Call for Directions
Call All Earth Eco Tours for Info, Reservations and directions
1-800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083

Tour Times: 10am and 1PM tour start times Saturday & Sunday
We meet
OUTSIDE not inside the Ranger Office and always be 100% sure of WHERE and when we are meeting. Locations can change with the weather.

Don't be late. Give yourself plenty of time for travel, and the restroom when you get to the meeting place. We cannot wait longer than 10 minutes after the start time. Guides and on time guests get chilly and we don't have cell service at the meeting place. If you are late and miss your trip you will be charged, if you cancel the day of your trip you will be charged. We have a 24 hour cancellation notice policy.

What You Will Do: Snowshoes allow you to cruise through the woods since most of the underbrush and debris on the forest floor is buried under the snow. The hardpack or powder is difficult to impossible to walk in, but the snowshoes either pack out a trail, or stay on top and we can go just about anywhere with the greatest of ease. Snowshoeing is a great group sport because we take turns breaking trail and once the path is packed it's smooth sailing for everyone behind. Trails at times are followed but not required, we'll make our own some of the time. Prepare for some bush pushing, and backcountry.

Every Friday, Saturday, Sunday Night 6:30-8:30PM
Snowshoe rentals, hot coco and guide included.
$50.00 with headlamp and snowshoe rental - ($40 per person bring your own flashlight/headlamp.)

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Call for information, reservations and directions.

  • All tours include snowshoes, hot coco, and guide. You are welcome to bring your own snowshoes and just show up. But please call first if you want to be sure we have enough hot coco and that we have a tour at that day and time.
  • Advance Reservations are REQUIRED. 301-746-4083 or 1-800-446-7554
  • $30 per person (minimum group size may apply call for info). If you miss your tour and are over 10 minutes late you will most likelycharged. You can bring your own snowshoes but there is no discount.
  • Night Tours are $50 with Headlamp Rental and $40 without.
  • Snowshoeing is a group activity and the more the merrier---- get some friends to join you! Maximum group size is 15 - however we may be able to accommodate more if we have enough notice.
  • THE MORE SNOWY THE WEATHER THE BETTER! Allow adequate time for driving, 45 minutes travel from the Wisp should leave you a good cushion.
  • Any snowboot, or boot with uppers above the ankle will work. Wal Mart sells rubber bottomed boots with a nylon upper and a removable wool felt liner. This type of boot is warm, can be found cheap at discount shoew stores and big box stores and are the best.
  • RELEASE FORMS: You can download and print our (2page) release form, you can fill it out and bring it with you to save time and cold fingers.
  • Guide gratuities are customary and appreciated for service well rendered. Our guides work hard to show you a great time please feel free to reward them for good service.
    Thank you.

    Call for All Earth Eco Tours Info and Reservations
    1-800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083

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Call for All Earth Eco Tours Info and Reservations
1-800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083

Outdoors Maryland - with All Earth Eco Tours! "Walking in Winter" the middle segment of this 25 minute program.

Deep CReek Lake Snowshoeing

Book your tours in advance to ensure your desired days and times.

Snowshoeing Tour Format and Directions

Where: Our regular 2 hour snowshoeing tours take place in and around Swallow Falls State Park, and snowshoes allow us to explore and show you gorgeous areas sometimes hard to get to in summer. Always call for directions. The areas we enter are part of a sub artic climate zone that encompasses the nearby Cranesville Artic Swamp Nature Preserve which lies a few miles away in WV. The snow lies deep and the air frosty but sometimes we vary locations in search of the absolute best conditions.

Call toll free for current info and reservation.
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Click picture above for a slideshow "Hi Crede, We had a fabulous time snowshoeing with you today! Thanks so much! The pictures tell the story of our afternoon perfectly. Happy New Year! Beth, Michael, Dan, Hillary and Adrienne Ross"

View Swallow Falls Snowshoeing Tours in Deep Creek Lake Maryland in a larger map - you can get driving directions from your start location at Google maps.

Call for All Earth Eco Tours Info and Reservations
1-800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083
Please do not bug the Park with Inquiries.
NOTE: Maple Glade Road is the entrance road to Swallow Falls St. Pk, HOWEVER DO NOT take the unplowed (back entrance) Maple Glade Road which turns off the Cranesville Road, this is the back way into the park. Some folk's GPS have suggested this route and it is impassable, and you will get stuck.

GPS wants you to go to Herrington Manor State Park. We mostly meet at Swallow Falls State Park NOT Herrington Manor.

What You Will Do: Snowshoes allow you to cruise through the woods since most of the underbrush and debris on the forest floor is buried under the snow. The hardpack or powder is difficult to impossible to walk in, but the snowshoes either pack out a trail, or stay on top and we can go just about anywhere with the greatest of ease. Trails at times are followed but not required, we'll make our own. Prepare for some bush pushing, and backcountry.

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What To Wear: Layers of clothing with wind jackets, wool hats, mittens/gloves, ski goggles if blustery, scarves/neck-up, wind pants. Layers does not mean bulk up and dress too warm, it means you want to be able take layers off if you get too hot. Bulky winter coats may be too warm but on just a two hour tour are ok. Small day pack helpful for carrying extra sweater, water bottle, snack, or a place to carry a layer you take off.

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Winter Lodging at or near Deep Creek Lake

Call for reservations, limited space.
Toll Free 1-800-446-7554 or Local 301-334-5633

New For This Year! For folks interested in more challenging winter adventures we are offering special 4 hour snowshoeing treks for athletic groups looking for high adventure. These new trips include options traverse of the Middle Fork of The Savage Wildlands, a semi-winter mountaineering climb of Big Savage Mountain, amazing Lost Land Adventure, Cranesville Swamp Exploration, or Middle Mountain Traverse (awesome views). Call Crede or Carol for full information and details on all of our custom snowshoe and backcountry skiing 'adventure' tours.

Group ADVENTURE Tours Call Carol or Crede Calhoun
at 1-800-446-7554
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Lots of lodging options available.
Call for information and assistance in planning a great winter group retreat.

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Winter Group Tours You Won't Want to Miss!
Learn x-c skiing one day
and go snowshoeing the next! What a weekend!

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Special Winter 4 hour Nature Photography and Exploratory Snowshoeing Tours led by Lead Guide Crede Calhoun.

Inquire within.... Deep CReek Lake wildlife tour
You might even spot the elusive Snowshoe Hare.

We can even set up a multi-sport day with a little cross country skiing too! Schools ~ Church Groups ~ Organizations ~ Winter Team Building ~ Winter Eco Tours for Mens and Womens Groups too! Letters Received:

Thank you Crede we had a blast!

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Jodi Refosco
Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations

Thanks so much for the great snowshoe tour through Swallow Falls January 9th! We had a great time exploring that beautiful park. Hope to see you again this winter! Mike & Jen Pittsburgh PA

Hello Crede,
Just a few lines to let you know how much I enjoyed my very first snowshoeing adventure. My sister found out about your tours and I flew in from Dallas, TX to spend my birthday weekend hiking through nature. I didn't quite know what to expect but I must say it was the best birthday I've had since I've been grown. I enjoyed every bit of it and will recommend it to friends and family. Thanks for educating me on the trees. I think I'm developing a fascination with them and have even hugged a few!! You're the best!!

Thank you, God bless you and have a great day!

Lisa Duette-King

Hi Crede - This is Judi Schiff. I enjoyed my snow shoeing adventure on Sunday and so did my daughter! Thanks! Judi

Hi All Earth,
Kim & I had a GREAT time Sunday! It was a beautiful day & the hike was awesome. We especially loved the falls & the quiet of the woods. It was great for novices & even though we weren't too sure about crossing that bridge...we were glad we made it without falling in! If we are able to return next year, we will be sure to call you for another hike. Take care~
Cindy Geary

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Kelly Hanson enjoying the snowshoeing among the
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