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Garrett County Agricultural Fair —
(tentative dates) July 27 – Aug 3, 2019 

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

Savageman Triathlon Festival —
Sept.14-15, 2019

Autumn Glory Festival —
October 9-13, 2019

 



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Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park

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898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States

June 2019

Butterflies and Flowers at the Discovery Center

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join the Naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.

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What’s that Reptile at the Discovery Center

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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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Birding at Deep Creek

June 20 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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You’ll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

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Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Pick up Soccer

June 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Pick up Soccer Join us each Thursday for a healthy outdoor activity! Meet at the ball field in the Park.

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Aviary Encounter at the Discovery Center

June 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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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Brant Mine Hike

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 2 hours. Moderate Hike.

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Aquatic Adventures

June 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on June 21, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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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Herp Walk at the Discovery Center

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on June 22, 2019 at 11:00 am

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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Campfire Program – Snakes of Maryland at the Discovery Center

June 22 @ 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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Join us at the Amphitheater for a presentation on Maryland’s Snakes and have an opportunity to meet our own animal ambassadors from the Discovery Center. Marshmallows provided. In the event of rain, the program will be held in the Discovery Room of the Discovery Center

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Hungry Critters at the Discovery Center

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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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Aviary Encounter

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

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Fishing with the Naturalist

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 10:00 am

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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$4.00

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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Seed Starting 101 at the Discovery Center

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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One event on June 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm

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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Butterflies and Flowers at the Discovery Center

June 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until June 25, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join the Naturalist for a walk around the Discovery Center grounds observing the butterflies that use our native plants. Learn the difference between native and non-native plants and their effects on our environment.

Find out more »

What’s that Reptile at the Discovery Center

June 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until June 26, 2019

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!

Find out more »

Birding at Deep Creek

June 27 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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You’ll learn how to bird by sight and by ear as we listen for distinctive songs on a stroll through the park. Bring binoculars and meet at the Discovery Center.

Find out more »

Healthy Parks Healthy People (HPHP) Ultimate Frisbee

June 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Join us for an exciting and active session of Ultimate Frisbee! Meet at the ball field near the beach area.

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Aviary Encounter at the Discovery Center

June 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until June 27, 2019

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!

Find out more »

Brant Mine Hike

June 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until June 28, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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Take a guided hike with the naturalist to the historic Brant Mine. The hike begins in the center in our newly-designed mine room. Once at the mine site you will see the remnants of a coal mine that was operated in the 1920’s. Plus, you never know what wildlife we will see on the way. Approx. 2 hours. Moderate Hike.

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It’s our Birthday!

June 28 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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It’s our Birthday! Join our Park staff as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Discovery Center! Bring photos, memories and stories to share or come and make some new ones. There will be cupcakes!

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Scales & Tales Campfire at the Discovery Center

June 29 @ 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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Join us for one of the Maryland Park Service’s most iconic programs – Scales & Tales! 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. Finish off your program experience with a roasted marshmallow over the campfire.

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Hungry Critters at the Discovery Center

June 30 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

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!

Find out more »

Aviary Encounter

June 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until June 30, 2019

Discovery Center l Deep Creek Lake State Park, 898 State Park Rd
Swanton, MD 21561 United States
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2:00 p.m. Aviary Encounter Join us to learn some interesting facts, hear each bird’s story, and watch these amazing raptors eat!

Find out more »
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