Mountain bike trails planned for Broadford Park

The Garrett County Republican

OAKLAND — Members of Oakland Town Council gave their blessing Monday for a group of bicyclists to raise money to develop a system of mountain bike trails at Broadford Park.

Aaron Hordubay, representing the Garrett County Composite Mountain Biking Team, presented a conceptual design of trail routes that would span the length and width of the park with paths for different difficulty levels.

The group last year suggested development of the trail system to fill a gap, as some parks provide smooth, paved trails while others have technical, “aggressive” paths.

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Managed Goose and Waterfowl Hunts Set for Garrett County

OAKLAND — The Maryland Department of Natural Resources announced today that it is continuing the Canada goose hunt on Deep Creek Lake and waterfowl hunt at Broadford Lake.

Canada goose and waterfowl hunting is by permit and reservation only during select days of the season (Nov. 20-22). Interested hunters can apply for a permit online.

Hunters can apply to hunt one of three blind sites on Deep Creek Lake and one of four blind sites on Broadford Lake. Hunters must be within 50 feet of the stake or buoy marking the designated blind site except for the purpose of retrieving game.

For more information, one can call 301-743-5161 or 301-334-4255.

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Time For Some Mud Wallerin'!

The Oakland-Mtn. Lake Park Lions Club will host the annual Redneck Dayz on Saturday, June 14, at Broadford Recreational Park. The gates will open at 8 a.m. and the Redneck Regatta, featuring boats made of anything that floats, will start at noon. A cornhole tournament will start at 1 p.m., and the popular Mud Pit Belly Flop, a scene from last year shown above, will happen at approximately 3 p.m. There will be live music throughout the day, starting at 11 a.m. and running until midnight, according to organizer Bubba Marucci. The Lions Club will have a variety of adult beverages for sale, as well as soft drinks and water. (The club asks that guests not bring their own coolers.) There will be a “bounce house” for children, airbrush tattoos, crafts, jewelry, and other vendors. For a complete schedule and details, persons may go to redneckdayz.webs.com. Photo courtesy of the website.

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