Fire on the Mountain

If you are lucky enough to be in town for the 4th of July, head to McHenry to see the Fire on the Mountain fireworks display! Set off above Marsh Mountain at Wisp Resort, the display can best be seen from a boat in the McHenry Cove or right here at Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales!

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The fireworks are set to start at 9:30 p.m. If it is a rainy night, no worries! Fire on the Mountain will have a rain date on July 5th, just in case!

 

 

Fireworks will light up Deep Creek Lake

marcia-fireworksPhoto by Marcia Warnick, 4 Wheels Photography

Cumberland Times-News

— MCHENRY — Fireworks will light up the sky at Deep Creek Lake July Fourth at the annual Fire on the Mountain display presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.

GCC Technologies LLC is the major sponsor for the 2014 display, which is set to begin at dark. The shells are launched from the top of the Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort.

Prime viewing locations include the scenic overlook on U.S. Route 219, Wisp Resort and from a boat on the lake, particularly around McHenry Cove.

“I would like to thank GCC Technologies for their sponsorship of the Fire on the Mountain fireworks display,” said Nicole Christian, president and CEO of the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce. “We could not present such a fabulous show without the support of GCC Technologies and our other generous fireworks sponsors.”

The rain date for the event is July 5.

For more information, visit the website www.visitdeepcreek.com or call 301-387-4386.

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>July 4th Photos

>WOW! Another great 4th of July fireworks display at Deep Creek Lake. There had been thunderstorms before hand, so the sky was just clearing up and had some great colors for sunset. My daughter Kayleah & I met up with our good friends Rita & Adam and were heading out on the boat to see the fireworks from McHenry Cove. Curveball – the fuse for my navigation lights was out. Navigating without lights after dark wasn’t an option, so, we did a quick little boat tour as the sun set, and ended up driving up to the Wisp to see them.

It’s been a few years since I have gone by land to see the fireworks, and it reminded me of just how many people are there watching. From the time we crossed the 219 bridge, there were cars parked on either side of the road – people tailgating, setting up chairs and basically having a great time waiting for the show to begin. From Rock Lodge Rd & Point View Inn, cars lined BOTH sides of Garrett Highway. Not parked front to back, mind you, like you see for the fair. They were parked side to side, most people backed in. So, for the next 3 miles or so, it was packed solid. Amazing.

Meanwhile, I was trying to think of a unique place to watch from – I had narrowed my choices down to ASCI, near the top of Wisp Resort (to try and see them at eye level) or the golf course. I chose the golf course. We found a spot to park – believe it or not, there was only one other car there – and hiked up to the cart path by the tee box. Great spot – only 3 other people were around. Very unique perspective, too – the fireworks appeared to be going off right over top of the Wisp hotel.

Very impressive! The acoustics were amazing, with the sound bouncing between the mountains and echoing down the lake. My brother actually heard them from Oakland!

After the grand finale, the sound of the cars beeping, boat horns, whistles, cat-calls & cowbells were resounding. Cold chills moment! It lasted for a good minute or so. I LOVE watching the fireworks at Deep Creek Lake! The natural acoustics make every boom sound 10x louder, and the sound carries down the entire lake corridor. Great fun! Thanks to all the sponsors – especially Hugh Umbel!

Video is forthcoming this afternoon 🙂 Check back!












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Jun. 16, 2011

Fireworks will light up the sky this Fourth of July during the annual “Fire on the Mountain” at Deep Creek Lake, presented by the Garrett County Chamber of Commerce.
The display will begin at dark on Monday, July 4. The rain date is July 5. The fireworks will be launched from the top of Bear Claw Tubing Park at Wisp Resort. Prime viewing locations are the scenic overlook area along Rt. 219, Wisp Resort, and from a boat on the lake, particularly around McHenry Cove.

Hugh Umbel Companies is the major sponsor for the 2011 display. The companies include Bear Creek Traders, Deep Creek Foodland Fresh, Legacy Home Corporation, McHenry Beverage Shoppe, and Perkins Restaurant & Bakery.

Chamber president/CEO Nicole Christian expressed her appreciation to the companies for their continued sponsorship of Fire on the Mountain.

“We could not present such a fabulous show without the support of Hugh Umbel Companies and our other generous sponsors, including Wisp Resort, our associate sponsor, and the Property Owners’ Association of Deep Creek Lake, a supporting sponsor,” Christian said.

Additional supporters include special sponsors Bill’s Marine Service and Garrett Container Systems, and sponsors Beitzel Corporation, Double G RV Park, Glotfelty Enterprises, Lake Pointe Inn, First United Bank & Trust, Pillar Innovations, Railey Mountain Lake Vacations, and Susquehanna Bank.

Sponsorship opportunities are still available. Interested business owners may call Sarah Duck, GC Chamber of Commerce, at 301-387-8746.

More here.

If you or someone you know is considering buying or selling real estate in Garrett County or Deep Creek Lake, Maryland, call Jay Ferguson of Railey Realty for all of your real estate needs! I take great pride in referrals, and I assure you, I will take great care of your friends, family & colleagues! As member of the Garrett County Board of Realtors, I can assist you with ANY listed property, regardless of the listing broker.

877-563-5350 Questions about ANY listed property? I can help! Call me!
Visit the ‘I Love Deep Creek & Garrett County group’ on Facebook! News, events, photos, real estate, community, info, more! 1,750+ members & growing!