Western Trails, LLC is now offering off road side by side rentals. 
Garrett County Arts Council opened a Pop-up Gallery to feature works of local artisans.  The gallery is along Rt. 219 at the lake near Deep Creek Beverage. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10AM - 6PM and Sundays, 11AM - 4PM.
  An IHOP restaurant is now open at the new travel plaza along Chestnut Ridge Road in Grantsville (Exit 22 off I-68). 
An inflatable water park, Splash Island, is now open along the shores of the lake near Ace's Run Restaurant
  County roads crews are working on an access road, Penny Lane, that will connect Fourth Street and Rt. 219 through Dairy Queen and Clear Mountain Bank plaza.  Future plans for the land include a new 40-room hotel and family restaurant. 
 Lodges at Sunset Village is now offering lakefront accommodations and lake access for its guests.  There will also be day-use docks for customer access to Smiley's Fun Zone and Pine Lodge Steakhouse by boat. 
The lot is being cleared for the new bowling alley in McHenry.  The property is along Deep Creek Drive at the northern split off Rt. 219. 
  Massage at the Lake is now open in its new location in the McHenry Plaza.