100 hot and cold winter getaways [Pictures]
By now we're all three layers deep into our down-filled parkas and up to our ankles in slushy, cold white stuff. Perhaps a winter getaway is not in order. Maybe a beach vacation? But whether you like it hot or cold, here are 100 destinations sure to hit the spot.
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Deep Creek Lake, Garrett County( Doug Kapustin, The Baltimore Sun / December 31, 2002 )
Distance from Baltimore: 180 miles, about a three hour drive
Why it's cool: Located in western Maryland, Deep Creek is a cozy town surrounded by snow covered hills. With an average snowfall between 100 and 200 inches each winter, you will be able to escape from the city to a winter wonderland. There are several options for accommodations, including private home rentals, ski-in condos, and bed and breakfasts. If you're looking for the warm feeling of a ski-lodge, check out Lake Pointe Inn, a bed and breakfast.
Don't miss: A tour of Husky Power Dog Sledding. Get to know the huskies, play with the puppies, learn about their equipment - and if you book early, take a ride on the dog sled. Also, if the weather cooperates and the lake freezes deep enough, visitors can give ice fishing a try.
Information: Go to visitdeepcreek.com