DEEP CREEK LAKE, FREDERICK AND WESTERN MARYLAND

Best Time to Visit Maryland

 

For sports and outdoors, Deep Creek Lake is a popular reference in western Maryland. Frederick, the largest western town, is an excellent hub to visit historic places such as Harpers Ferry (in West Virginia) or the Antietam National Battlefield site.

See:
Best time to visit Deep Creek Lake and Western Maryland
When not to go to Deep Creek and Frederick
What to visit the Western Maryland
Hotels and flights to Frederick and Western Maryland

See also:
Best time to visit Baltimore, Maryland
Best time to visit Annapolis and Chesapeake Bay


WHAT TO VISIT IN WESTERN MARYLAND

The Deep Creek Lake region, a dozen miles from interstate 68, in the western Maryland Mountains, offers a wide variety of outdoor activities. Skiing is a popular sport during Winter time, while water-sports and fishing (and also hiking or hunting...) are popular recreational activities from Spring through Fall. Cumberland is the major city in the area. 

Frederick, at the junction of I-70 and I-270, one hour away from Baltimore in the north-west, is an excellent spot to visit some historic sites, like West Virginia's Harpers Ferry or civil war battlefield Antietam (Frederick also offers its own historic museums, such as the National Museum of Civil War Medicine, the Barbara Frichie House or the Schifferstadt House).


BEST TIME TO VISIT NORTH-WESTERN MARYLAND

Northern and Western Maryland's Summer oscilates between mild and hot. There are many hot and humid days in summer, but most of the days are mild. July is the warmest month, and also the one with most rain along with August.

In winter the weather tends to be harsh and disagreeable in the western mountains. January is the coldest month.

Mid and late Spring have many mild days, as well as Fall. These mild periods add up to about 130 days in Garrett County. Summer is popular among water-sports enthusiasts in Deep Greek Lake.

Snow is common in the northwest regions of Maryland, close to the Pennsylvania border (Garret County): the Deep Greek Lake region is very popular among winter sports lovers.


WHEN NOT TO GO TO WESTERN MARYLAND

To avoid the risk of disagreeable weather conditions, avoid the most extreme weather periods: the hot and humid July-August period and the December-February cold period.

But it all depends on your interests: water-sports enthusiasts will love the Deep Greek Lake region in Summer. And winter sports lovers will have good conditions for skiing during winters most severe period.


HOTELS AND FLIGHTS TO FREDERICK AND WESTERN MARYLAND

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), ten miles south of downtown Baltimore and 25 miles northeast of Washington, is the main hub to western Maryland. 

Accommodation is largely centered in the main local towns: Frederick and Cumberland.

 

 

 

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