RecreationSurrounded by more than 700 acres of mountain forests, the Savage River Lodge offers unparalleled outdoor fun! Explore evergreen forests and across mountain meadows. Follow mysterious animal tracks. Pick the ideal fishing spot for your spring visit. Bundle up and bird-watch from your rocking chair. Take a peaceful, quiet walk in the woods.
Summer is fantastic at the Savage River Lodge! Warm days either bring out the lazy-bones or rev up the go-getters--and at the end of the day, it's hard to tell who had the best time! Plus, it's green, green, green, and the air is clean, clean, clean.
When: Usually early June through late August
Average temperatures: High 75, Low 54
Warm days, cool nights
- Sweater or sweatshirt at night
Many people say that autumn in Garrett County, Maryland rivals that of New England in beauty. Find out for yourself! Plan a trip to the Savage River Lodge! Colors start changing in mid-September and peak in early to mid-October. We book early (actually some fall weekends are already booked), so make your reservations now!
When: Usually early September through mid-November
Average temperatures: High 46, Low 29
Cold days/light snow later in autumn
- Sweaters and light jackets in September, Coats or parkas, hats and gloves later in November
Since we're in the mountains, in what some fondly call the "Icebox of Maryland", chances are you'll find some snow. You can build snowmen, sled with your kids (or by yourself, for a change) or throw snowballs for your pet. Go cross-country skiing or take a quiet morning snowshoe trek on our trails.
When: usually mid-November through mid-March
Average temperatures: High 39, Low 23
Snowy, cold, sometimes icy
- Boots and Parkas recommended
Spring comes slowly to the Savage River Lodge. Once it gets here, though, it offers remarkable memories. Ferns unfold quietly to carpet the forest floor. Fawns frolic in the meadow. Birds return in droves to add their song to the season. And, our friends the black bears bring their new cubs forth from their dens.
For many of our guests, spring means one thing: fly fishing. The cold mountain waters are brimming with trout.
Wildflowers often don't start appearing in the forest until May, and spring wildflowers generally remain until mid-June, due to our elevation.
When: Usually mid-March through early June
Average temperatures: High 65, Low 44
Crisp spring days, chilly nights
- Sweaters by day, jackets at night
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