Interested families encouraged to register right away
Families across the State are gearing up for a summer of adventure with the Maryland Park Service’s annual park-hopping challenge, Where a Family Becomes a Team. Registration for Park Quest 2013 opens at 6 p.m. on May 13. The event is expected to fill up quickly so interested participants are encouraged to register right away. Read more
Who: Open to the Public
What: Public Interest Meeting
When: Tuesday, May 7 at 7 p.m.
Where: Greenbrier State Park Visitor’s Center, 21843 National Pike, Boonsboro
The Friends of South Mountain State Battlefield is seeking new members to support and advance its cause of providing fun, family-friendly, historical events and interpretations associated with the area. Read more
Visitors urged to use caution
The Maryland Park Service (MPS) notifies visitors to Deep Creek Lake that staring February 16 ice along the shoreline of the Discovery Center will be removed to open the waters for cold water rescue training. This area will remain unsafe for quite some time and will be marked with reflective buoys. Read more
The Maryland Park Service (MPS) has reopened all but 11 of Maryland’s 66 State Parks after extensive clean-up and repairs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Seven of the reopened parks are open with limited services, some without electric power, while the remaining parks are open and fully operational. The 11 closed parks will remain closed as crews continue to clean up and repair infrastructure.
Citizens interested in becoming curators to the historic Grove Farm in Cecil County are invited to join the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) for one of its open houses, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on September 15 or October 13. The Grove Farm is available for restoration under the Department’s Resident-Curatorship Program, which matches up historic properties with people interested in restoring, maintaining and periodically sharing them with the public in return for the right to lifetime tenancy.
Roads to and within Deep Creek Lake State Park will be heavily congested September 15 and 16 due to the TRI-TO-WIN SavageMan Triathlon. Visitors should expect limited access to areas, including the boat ramp, beach and to hunting regions.
The Maryland Park Service (MPS) is hosting a leisurely, guided bike ride along the historic Western Maryland Rail Trail starting at 10 a.m. on Saturday, September 15. Bikers will follow a naturalist to discover and learn about the area’s historic and natural wonders.
More than 60 Maryland State Park lifeguards vied for top honors in the 2012 Maryland Park Service (MPS) Lifeguard Competition on August 7 at Greenbrier State Park. The team from Gunpowder Falls State Park won first place, Assateague State Park’s guards came in second and those from Cunningham Falls State Park placed third.
Outdoor enthusiasts are invited to experience the scenic wilds of Fort Frederick State Park through a variety of activities and guided explorations at the Families in Nature Holiday Weekend, starting at 11 a.m. September 1- 3.