New Germany State Park

New Germany State Park is a 455-acre park 5 miles south of Grantsville, Maryland. The park features a 13-acre lake, log cabin rentals, and hiking trials. This park attracts many people looking to fish or hike. In the winter, many people use the trails to snowshoe and cross-county ski.

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New Germany State Park Receives Donation of 100 Trees

by kking

Savage River Watershed Association helps replace trees lost to Hurricane Sandy

Savage River Watershed Association donated more than 100 red spruce trees to New Germany State Park to replace some of the many hemlocks lost during Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The trees were planted along the banks of Poplar Lick Run, a native Brook Trout stream that flows from New Germany Lake to Savage River.

“New Germany was one of many areas that sustained extensive damages during Hurricane Sandy,” said Park Manager Erin Thomas. “We’re very grateful for the support of the Association’s volunteers who understand the importance of protecting and restoring this valuable habitat.”

Brook Trout are Maryland’s only native freshwater trout species and require relatively pristine conditions for survival. They typically cannot survive when water temperatures exceed 68 degrees Fahrenheit, which means that maintaining tree cover along the stream plays an important role in supporting a healthy Brook Trout population.

More here.

Poppy Seed-Sized Beetle Threatens Livelihood Of Md.’s Aging Hemlock Trees

May 11, 2012 6:03 PM
Alex DeMetrick

GARRETT COUNTY, Md. (WJZ)—They are some of Maryland’s oldest living things.

Alex DeMetrick reports that despite centuries of growth, the state’s old growth hemlocks are being threatened by an invasive bug the size of a poppy seed.

You have to get off the main road at New Germany State Park in Garrett County to reach those performing a kind of tree triage. Only in this case the medicine is pesticide.

“The chemical will be released into the tree slowly through the injectors,” said Donnie Oates, Maryland park ranger.

More here.

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Chili Cook-off at New Germany State Park!

No Snow, No Problem… The Chili Cook-off is still on at New Germany State Park!

Since the weather is not cooperating, the ski and snowshoe races scheduled for this weekend have been cancelled. However, the Chili Cook-off is still on, and it’s not too late to register your secret family recipe! The event will take place on Saturday, January 14th, at the New Germany Lake House.

Pre-registration is required no later than January 13th. There is no charge to enter a dish. Electricity will be provided. Public tasting and judging will take place at 2:00 PM. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: Best Traditional, Fire Alarm, and Most Unique. Family-friendly craft activities will also be available at the Lake House throughout the day. A service charge of $3/ person for Maryland residents, and $4/ person for out-of-state residents will be collected at the park entrance.

For more information, or to register a dish, please call the Ranger Station at 301-895-5453.

New Germany State Park

349 Headquarters Lane

Grantsville, Maryland 21536

301-895-5453

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New Germany Ski Report – 1-3-12

New Germany State Park
Snow Report

Base Snow
0”

Snow Conditions

1/3/12

Last Snowfall # of Trails Groomed

Time

New Snow
8-12”

Today

0

Fresh Powder (light, fluffy snow)

Temperature (ºF)

Low

High
16°

Weather Forecast

Today:

Winter Storm Warning in effect until 4PM today.
Snow showers and areas of blowing snow, with new snow
accumulation of 2-4 inches possible. Wind chill values as low as -4.
Northwest wind at 18 to 22 mph, with gusts up to 38 mph.

Tomorrow:

Slight chance of snow showers. Mostly cloudy,
with a high near 30. Wind chill values as low as -8. West wind
between 9 and 15 mph.

SKI & SNOWSHOE RENTALS:
Cross-country skis & snowshoes are available for rent
7 DAYS A WEEK at the NEW GERMANY LAKE HOUSE!*
Rental Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM

*On weekdays, ski rentals are available at the Ranger Station. Service is
snow-dependent; please call to confirm snow conditions before your visit.
All equipment must be returned by 5:00 PM.

SKI LESSONS:

Ski lessons are provided by Appalachia Mountain Guides by appointment.
Please contact Appalachia Mountain Guides directly at 304-777-7675.
info@appalachiamountainguides.com
www.appalachiamountainguides.com

For More Information, Please Call

New Germany State Park
New Germany State Park, 349 Headquarters Lane, Grantsville, Maryland 21536
301-895-5453
Telephone: (301) 895-5453, TTY via Maryland Relay

Toll Free in MD#: 1-877-620-8DNR, www.dnr.maryland.gov

PARK HOURS: 8:00AM – SUNSET

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Bucaro heads to Towson's training camp

By Eliot Schickler

eschickler@bcnnew.com

Kara Bucaro developed into a strong distance runner with the propensity to win.

A four-year runner for Weston’s cross-country and track teams, Bucaro will now run for Division I Towson State University in Maryland. She begins her collegiate journey Sunday when she heads over to New Germany State Park in Garrett County, Md., where she will meet her new teammates.

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>New Germany’s Powder – blueridgeoutdoors.com

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By Leonard Adkins • February 8, 2011

Deep Creek Lake, M.D.
Adventure’s Doorstep

While Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland is 3,900 acres in size, and the lake in Herrington Manor State Park has 53 acres of water, the lake in New Germany State Park is barely 13 acres. However, the lake is not really what I want to tell you about. Rather, it is the wonderful time you can have in the woods in New Germany during the winter. The park’s 10 miles of pathways follow old roads or have been built, for the most part, on gentle grades to ease the way for cross-country skiers. This means that it is possible to glide about all day long and have barely more than 800 feet in total vertical rise, a very easy outing for such mountainous terrain. In addition, if conditions are right, park personnel groom and track the routes to make the skiing even more pleasurable.

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New Germany State Park Snow Report

New Germany State Park
Snow Report

Date
12-15-10
Time
9:35 AM

Base
New Snow
Last Snowfall
# of Trails Groomed

2-4”
4”
12-14-10
4

Snow Conditions
Trails will be groomed prior till the weekend. Powder/Packed powder. Some wind blow spots are apparent.

Temperature (ºF)
Low
High

12°
16°

Weather Forecast
Today: Wind Chill Advisory till 10am. Snow showers throughout the day with little accumulation. Wind 10-20mph.

Tomorrow: Cloudy with snow showers possible. High of 24.

SKI RENTALS & LESSONS ARE PROVIDED BY:

Allegany Expeditions

(Located in the Recreation Hall at New Germany State Park)

Hours: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays)

Open weekdays by appointment only.
Service is snow-dependent; please call to confirm hours before your visit.
301-722-5170

alleganyexpinc@yahoo.com

For More Information, Please Call

New Germany State Park

301-895-5453

PARK HOURS: 8:00AM – SUNSET

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Three bear carvings donated to park

Cumberland Times News

NEW GERMANY — Visitors to New Germany State Park are sure to see a bear this season — or at least a bear carving. The park now features three unique wood carvings, all donated to the park by local artist John “Sacco” Carter. Sacco and his son, Christopher, used a chainsaw to create the carvings, which range in size from four to seven feet tall.

“Sacco is an extremely talented artist,” said Ranger Erin Thomas. “We are honored that he chose to donate his work to New Germany State Park.”

Sacco, who is originally from Colorado, started carving about 10 years ago when he received a chainsaw for Christmas.

“I believe that wood carving is a gift,” said Sacco. “I donated the carvings to New Germany because I wanted to say ‘thank you’ to Garrett County and the many people who have made a difference in my life.”

The donated carvings can be found at the park entrance and at the ranger station. Additional carvings, also created by Sacco, are available for purchase at the New Germany gift shop, located inside the ranger station.

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Pets in parks – Deep Creek Lake, New Germany State Park

They’ll now be welcome in more places
Cumberland Times-News

— You might not be able to drink a beer or something stronger in Maryland’s state parks and forests, but beginning today you will be able to take your pets for a visit to the outdoors.

Maryland’s Park Service has revised its pet policy for visitors at parks that include Dan’s Mountain, Deep Creek Lake and New Germany.

With the exception of swimming beaches, they already were allowed in most areas of Rocky Gap, Big Run, Swallow Falls and Casselman River Bridge state parks.

The changes involve:

• Dan’s Mountain — Pets allowed with exception of weekends from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

• Deep Creek Lake — Pets allowed in boat ramp area to board vessels; in Discovery Center parking areas to access trails; to swim from shoreline in all areas except swimming beach, docks or fishing piers. From Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend, pets allowed in day-use areas and lake except for swimming beach.

• New Germany — Pets allowed in Pines camp loop and on trails except during ski season. From Labor Day to Memorial Day weekend, pets allowed in day-use areas and lake except for swimming beach.

The changes came about because of comments the park service began accepting from the public last October.

We sometimes believe that of our government and its agencies aren’t responsive to our wishes, but here’s an example that they do listen to us now and then.

For more information, log on to http://www.dnr.maryland.gov/publiclands/pets2.asp

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