May 3, 2014 Deep Creek Lake Maryland will be hosting a Boat Auction and Community Yard Sale at the Lion’s Club Park on Bumblee Road McHenry, MD. What a great time to get ready for the summer. The auction will begin around 1pm, your yardsale items can be set up for free beginning at noon. There is still time to donate your old boats, ATV’s, and snowmachines. Don’t forget to stop in our office and check out some of our . . .
On the first weekend of spring, Saturday, March 22 to Sunday, March 23, 2014 the annual Outdoor Sports Show will take place at the fairgrounds in McHenry, MD. The show will be open Saturday from 10am to 7pm and on Sunday from 10am until 4pm offering the perfect occassion to get informed about the latest gear and outdoor toys. On Saturday, a bow shoot will be held at 11am, there will be three classes, one for Juniors, age 10-16, as . . .
On Friday, February 21, 2014, from 6 to 9pm, Goosebumps & Grapes will take place at the HoniHoni Bar at Deep Creek Lake, MD. The event features a bonfire as well as a wine sampling. The wines are courtesy of Republic National Distributing Company and will be sold at Arrowhead Market on Friday and Saturday. $3 from every bottle purchased will be donated to Special Olympics Maryland. Admission is $20 (Donation to Special Olympics Maryland). So far $98,099 have been . . .
This weekend there are a lot of things you can do around Deep Creek Lake! There finally is enough snow on the ground to go cross country skiing, also the slopes at the Wisp should be in perfect condition for skiing and tubing now. Swallow Falls are definitely frozen by now – always a beautiful photo opportunity! On Saturday evening there will be Live Entertainment at the Black Bear, the Moonshadow Cafe and also at the HoniHoni. Another -very tempting- . . .
The Garrett County State Parks offer their First Day Hikes on New Year’s Day. At Herrington Manor State Park, the hike starts at 1pm and you are invited to bring your (well-behaved, on a leash) dog with you. A a park ranger will guide this hike around Herrington Manor and will inform you about what you need to know when you bring your dog to a state park. At New Germany State Park the hike will start at approx. 1pm. . . .
Don’t bother removing all the snow from your driveway yet…. Just in time for Christmas Winter will give us a break. From Friday on temperatures in the Mid-50s are expected for the Deep Creek Lake area. Seems like we will have to change plans for the weekend a little, from skiing to a walk or a run in the (green) woods. As there is also some rain in the forecast our cars will probably show their original color again soon, . . .
Here is good news to all all-season outdoor enthusiasts: The area around Deep Creek Lake, MD is not only in summer a wonderful playground, but offers lots of outdoor activities in winter, too. For example, the Herrington Manor State Park offers 10miles of groomed trails. If this is not enough, there also is a 5.5 mile trail to connect Herrington Manor with Swallow Falls State Park. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and the quiet in the woods, then go back to . . .
Next weekend, November 29 to December 1 the Grand Opening of Outdoor Elements will take place at the Wisp Resort in McHenry, MD. The Grand Opening is scheduled Friday from 11am to 7pm, Saturday from 8am to 7pm and on Sunday from 8am to 5pm. During the Grand Opening door busters and light refreshments will be offered, furthermore there will be a drawing for a 2013/2014 Wisp Resort Season Pass. Outdoor Elements is an outdoor retailer and will offer goods . . .
October 31 not only is a synonym for Halloween, but it does also mark the end of the summer season. Golf Courses will be closing these days, boat docks are being taken out of the lake, restaurants move their outdoor dining furniture back inside, homeowners swap their lawn mowers with snowthrowers and we are all getting ready for Ol’ Man Winter. However, soon enough we hopefully can enjoy all the great winter outdoor activities Garrett County, MD has to offer. . . .
Although we are having the first snow this morning in Garrett County the forecast is calling for nicer weather on the weekend. Make the most of it and go for a Haunted Hayride at Broadford Park, Oakland, MD. This won’t be one of your usual hayrides, this one is really spooky, with ghosts and zombies! For more details check out their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/groups/138377266189139/