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6
Jan

New Germany State Park to Host Bomber Down 50th Anniversary Program

When: Saturday, January 11 at 5 p.m.
Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453
 

New Germany State Park is hosting Bomber Down, a special anniversary program on the fascinating true story of the B-52 bomber that crashed during a severe snowstorm in January of 1964 in Savage River State Forest. Read more »

5
Dec

New Germany State Park Sign Pays Tribute to Civilian Conservation Corps

 

Park Technicians Sean Rafter (left) and Mark Beals stand beside the new sign.

Park Technicians Sean Rafter (left) and Mark Beals stand beside the new sign.

New Germany State Park has created an entrance display that fuses past and present, bolstering a brand new sign with stones hand-cut by Civilian Conservation Corps members nearly 80 years ago. This tribute is significant, as the park’s lands were once home to one of the Corps’ many nationwide camps. Read more »

15
Oct

New Germany State Park to Host Homecoming Celebration

When: Saturday, Oct.19 at 1 p.m.
Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453
 

New Germany State Park will be hosting its 8th-annual Homecoming and covered-dish luncheon, taking place inside the Lake House. Anyone with ties to the historic New Germany community, including former residents, students of the New Germany School, or their friends and family members are encouraged to join in on the celebration. Read more »

19
Aug

New Germany State Park to Feature Greg Latta in Concert

Greg Latta

Greg Latta

When: Saturday, August 24 at 7 p.m.
Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville
Who: Open to the Public
Cost: Free
Contact: 301-895-5453
 

New Germany State Park will feature the acoustic sounds of local musician Greg Latta performing a combination of Appalachian, Irish, old-time and traditional music using variety of instruments, taking place at the park’s Lake House. Read more »

6
Aug

New Germany to Celebrate Smokey Bear’s Birthday

Who: Open to the public

Smokey Bear IMG_5058When: Saturday, August 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-895-5453 or park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us

Smokey Bear, America’s wildfire prevention icon, invites guests of all ages to help him celebrate his 69th birthday with cake and a fun fire safety education program.

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1
Jul

New Germany to Host Blacksmithing Workshops

Local metal sculptor and blacksmith, Kenny Braitman

Who: Open to the public

When: July 6, 20, and 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-895-5453 or park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us

Local metal sculptor and blacksmith, Kenny Braitman, will be showcasing his talents with hands-on demonstrations and instruction on the unique art of sculpting metal, during a series of three workshops to take place outside of the New Germany Lake House. Read more »

7
Jun

Bear Carving Stolen from New Germany State Park

Bear statue

6/11 ***Update: The bear is now home safely after employees with the State Highway Administration discovered it in a ditch. New Germany State Park staff extend a huge thank you to all who helped spread the word!***

When staff arrived to work at New Germany State Park on  June 6, they discovered the park’s bear statue had gone missing. The chainsaw-carved bear that once stood at the entrance welcoming visitors had apparently been stolen overnight.

The carving (pictured) was donated to the park in 2010 by a local artist named John “Sacco” Carter.  Anyone with information on the theft is asked to call the Maryland Natural Resources Police at 1-800-825-PARK or 1-410-260-8888.

8
May

New Germany State Park to Host Youth Fishing Rodeo

Who: Children 15 and under

When: Saturday, May 18, from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Where: New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-895-5453 or lmongrain@dnr.state.md.us

Young anglers of all skill levels are invited to enjoy a morning of fun and fishing at New Germany State Park’s annual Youth Fishing Rodeo. Read more »

29
Apr

Volunteers Needed to Pull Invasive Garlic Mustard in Garrett County

Last year, scouts from Rt. 40, Troop 55020 pulled 100 pounds of garlic mustard at New Germany State Park. Photo by Kista Wilt.

Last year, scouts from Rt. 40, Troop 55020 pulled 100 pounds of garlic mustard at New Germany State Park. Photo by Kista Wilt.

Who: Open to the Public, Ages 8 and up

Events: New Germany State Park on May 4 at 1 p.m.; and Big Run State Park on May 11 at 1 p.m.

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-895-5453 or cmccann@dnr.state.md.us

New Germany and Big Run State Parks need volunteers to help pull garlic mustard, an invasive species that spreads aggressively and out-competes native plants. Read more »

4
Apr

New Germany to Feature Old-Time Jams

Old Time JamWho: Open to the Public

When: From 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. on Friday:

  • May 3, 17 and 31
  • June 7 and 21
  • July 5 and 19
  • August 2, 16 and 30

Where: New Germany State Park Lake House, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville (Garrett County)

Cost: Free

Contact: 301-895-5453 or park-new-germany@dnr.state.md.us

Beginning in May, New Germany State Park will be hosting a summer of Old-Time Jams, providing an opportunity for musicians and spectators of all ages to share and enjoy traditional folk, bluegrass and other celebrated Appalachian music. Read more »