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Garrett County Agricultural Fair —
August 1-8, 2020

Deep Creek Lake Art-Wine & Beer Festival — September 12, 2020

Savageman Triathlon Festival —
September 18-20, 2020

Autumn Glory Festival —
October 7-11, 2020







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August 2019

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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Hills and Hollers 

August 31 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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  2:30 p.m. at the Lake House (Shine only) Join a park ranger on this brief hike to hear the lore of how mountains became hills and valleys became hollers.

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Maryland’s Black Bears

August 31 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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7:30 p.m. at the Lake House  Maryland's bear biologist, Harry Spiker, will discuss black bear behavior, biology, habitat and history, as well as the state's management program and how people can learn to coexist with black bears in western Maryland.

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Scales & Tales Campfire

August 31 @ 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. Scales & Tales Campfire Join us for one of the Maryland Park Service’s most iconic programs – Scales & Tales! Roast a marshmallow over the campfire and get the opportunity to meet some of educational ambassador animals that call the Discovery Center home, and the stories of how they came to be in our care. In the event of rain, program will be held in the Discovery Room in the lower level of the Discovery Center.

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September 2019

New Germany’s CCC Days

September 1 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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Photos and artifacts from New Germany's "CCC days" - when this area served as one of the nation's Civilian Conservation Corps camps - will be on display. A ranger will be on hand to explain the legacy of the CCC and the important role it had in the development of New Germany State Park.

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Maryland Hunter Education Course

September 10 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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New Germany State Park will host a three-day Maryland Hunter Education Course on Sept. 10, 12 and 14. The class is for first-time hunters obtaining their hunter education certification. Students must attend all three sessions to be eligible. Any student under the age of 13 must have an adult (21 years of age or older) accompany them during all three sessions. Students must register for the course in advance. The course will include instruction in hunter responsibility, firearms and ammunition, firearm handling and safety, marksmanship and shooting fundamentals, principles…

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State Park Boat Ramp Closed

September 14 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on September 15, 2019 at 8:00 am

State park boat ramp facility will be closed Saturday, September 14th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and Sunday, September 15th from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm for the Savage Man Triathlon.

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Latin Lovers Make Better Gardeners

September 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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During this free workshop sponsored by the Maryland Native Plant Society, Master Gardener Suzanne Hill will reveal how Botanical Latin can be fun, humorous and contain valuable information about plant origin, growth habit, flower or leaf form, color, historical use, and more.

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Weed or Wildflower?

September 20 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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9-10:30 a.m. at the Native Plant Garden (Rain date 9/23) Bring your work gloves, kneeling pads, weeding tools, and some elbow grease to help remove unwanted plants from our native plant garden. Please come prepared with your own insect spray, sunscreen and water.

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Stargazing

September 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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8-11 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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Trees for Trout   

September 22 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
New Germany Lake House, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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2 p.m. at the Lake House During this presentation, stream experts will discuss what they're doing to protect and restore fish habitat at Big Run State Park, and explain why trees and logs are so important to our native trout population.

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Lend a Hand for Public Lands!

September 28 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Ln
Grantsville, MD 21536 United States
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September 28: Lend a Hand for Public Lands! 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Trailhead - Parking Lot #5 (Shine only) Join staff for a volunteer work day in celebration of National Public Lands Day. We will construct and install a bulletin board at the trailhead and paint sign posts. This is best suited for ages 12 and up. Please bring work gloves.

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Fall Fest at Sang Run State Park

September 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sang Run State Park, 3735 Sang Run Road
McHenry, MD 21541 United States
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We are all dressed up for fall Fest this Saturday! Bring the family to this free event! Pumpkin picking and decorating, hayrides, Dutch Oven foodies, craft table for kids and more! 10-3pm

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