Where: Our regular 2 hour snowshoeing tours take place in Swallow Falls State Park, and snowshoes allow us to explore and show you gorgeous areas off-trail and seldom seen (if ever) by park visitors. Of course you also get to see the highest water falls in Maryland and the old growth hemlock forest. One ofd the best snowshoeing places in Maryland, and West Virginia.
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1-800-446-7554 or 301-746-4083
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"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"
The gorgeous old growth forest at Swallow Falls State Park is perhaps some of the finest and most scenic snowshoeing...in the world?
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.
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.
CALL IF YOU NEED DIRECTIONS. GPS wants you to go to Herrington Manor State Park. We 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.
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.
Winter Lodging at or near Deep Creek Lake
SPECIAL FULL MOON OR HEADLAMP HOOT OWL
TOURS CALL FOR INFO
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
Lots of lodging options available.
Call for information and assistance in planning a great winter group retreat.
Winter Group Tours You Won't Want to Miss!
Learn x-c skiing one day
and go snowshoeing the next! What a weekend!
Custom Cranesville Sub Arctic Swamp
Special Winter 4 hour Nature Photography and Exploratory Snowshoeing Tours led by Lead Guide Crede Calhoun.
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!
Thank you Crede we had a blast!
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
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!
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~