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Deep Creek Lake Art-Wine & Beer Festival — September 6-7, 2019 

Savageman Triathlon Festival —
September14-15, 2019

Autumn Glory Festival —
October 9-13, 2019

Garrett County Agricultural Fair —
(tentatively July 25 – August 1, 2020)







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August 2019

Fishing with the Naturalist

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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$4.00

10:00 a.m. Fishing with the Naturalist Kids 7 and up join us on the shores of the Discovery Center for fishing basics. Poles, bait, and tackle are provided. $4/person, adults (16+ must have a license). Pre-registration is required as space is limited.

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Aquatic Adventures

August 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join the Naturalist in the Discovery Room of the Center for this exciting adventure! We will head to the docks to use aqua scopes and dip nets to catch critters and fish that call Deep Creek home.

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First Impressions at The Discovery Center

August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Some animals are born with a bad reputation. This interactive program shows that even creepy crawlies have their own important role in nature. Great for all ages!

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What’s that Reptile at the Discovery Center

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Come to the Discovery Center to learn about the reptiles and amphibians in the center and you may have a chance to touch these amazing cold-blooded creatures!

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Aviary Encounter at the Discovery Center

August 22 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

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Birding at Sang Run State Park

August 23 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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Sang Run State Park, 3735 Sang Run Road
McHenry, MD 21541 United States
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8:00 a.m. Birding at Sang Run State Park You’ll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on the farm. 2 hours Bring binoculars and meet at the kayak put in just past the Friends Store.

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Meet the Naturalist

August 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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10:00 a.m. Meet the Naturalist. Learn about Bird Safe windows, Identification, best feeder practices, Citizen Science options and how to maximize your smart phone for nature. 1 hour

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Seed Starting 101 at the Discovery Center

August 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Are you curious about how we start our native plants? Join us and learn about seed collection, winter storage, and spring starting. Start a native plant seedling and take it home with you!

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Bear Den Hike

August 23 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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August 23: Bear Den Hike 2:30 p.m. at the Lake House (Shine only) This 1.5-mile hike will feature a visit to a bear den once used by a sow and her cub. A ranger will also discuss some important safety tips for exploring the outdoors in bear country.

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Soccer

August 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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August 23: Soccer 5 p.m. outside the Lake House (Shine only) Join park staff, in partnership with Healthy Parks, Healthy People, for a pickup game. Please wear sneakers.

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Herp Walk at the Discovery Center

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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.Herp Walk Join the Naturalist to learn how to safely identify native reptiles and amphibians on a walk through park. Approx 1 hour.

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Hike with a Ranger

August 24 @ 2:30 pm - 4:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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August 24: Hike with a Ranger 2:30 p.m. at the Lake House (Shine only) Join a park ranger on this 2-mile hike and learn about some of New Germany's native plants and animals along the way.

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Campfire Program – A Firefighter’s Life

August 24 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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8:00 p.m. Campfire Program – A Firefighter’s Life Join the Naturalist for a first-person look into the world of wildland fire fighting including equipment, tactics, and life on the fire line.

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Stargazing

August 24 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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August 24: Stargazing 8:30 p.m. at the Lake House (Shine only) The Cumberland Astronomy Club will host this public stargazing event. Seasoned astronomers will share telescopes and teach about the night sky.

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Hungry Critters at the Discovery Center

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Meet us inside the Discovery Center as we feed the critters! You will be given a chance to touch a live reptile or amphibian!

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