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Family Fun Experiences 
PHOTOS BY TIMOTHY JACOBSEN
Visit SPRINGS, PA
Farmers’ Market
Saturdays 8:00 am - 1:00 pm May 26 – Sept. 22
Springs Museum
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Guided ATV Tours
North Garrett UM Parish
The United Methodist Churches welcome you to Garrett County.
For information about our Worship Services and Ministries go to:
northerngarrettumparish.com 301.387.6832
May 26 – Oct. 6
Wed 1:00 - 5:00 pm, Sat. 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Springs Folk Festival
Fri. & Sat. Oct. 5 & 6, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 PM
Nature Trail
3 miles North of Grantsville, MD 1711 Springs Rd • Springs, PA 15562
814.442.4594 www.springspa.org
▶ Parents play free w/ children <16 ▶ All games set to FREE PLAY!
▶ Awesome food!
▶ Pinball machines!
▶ 101 games from 1950’s to 2000’s
173 Friendsville Rd ▶ McHenry, MD 301-750-2150 ▶ www.FunUnlimitedDCL.com
32  The Deep Creek Experience
HORSEBACK RIDING AND OFF-ROAD ATV RENTALS
AT WESTERN TRAILS
Guided trail rides • Birthday parties Hand led pony rides • Hayrides with bonfire
On a hot day, stop by Splash Island at Will O’ the Wisp (facebook.com/splashislandmd), an inflatable water park on Deep Creek Lake. It’s a unique obstacle course that combines fun and fitness.
But the family fun doesn’t stop when pool season is over. Nearly 80,000 visitors descend on Garrett County each October for the five- day Autumn Glory Festival (visitdeepcreek. com), the world’s No. 1 fall event according
to the popular MSN.com travel website. It’s a festival with parades, crafts shows and concerts.
The reason why autumn is so glorious in Garrett County is its landscape of dazzling colors. Fall foliage driving tours starting at the Garrett County Visitors Center reveal breathtaking scenery that is readily visible along the roadways. It’s no wonder that the Travel Channel lists the Deep Creek Lake region among the nation’s “Best Fall Foliage Road Trips.”
Another popular event is November’s annual Festival of Trees (fotgc.org) at the Garrett County Agriculture Heritage Hall at the Fairgrounds in McHenry, where guests can view and purchase holiday trees, wreaths and gingerbread houses, meet Santa and partake in kids’ activities — all to benefit a local charity, The Dove Center.
In February, visit us for the annual Oakland Winter Fest (agreatsmalltown.com) with ice sculptures, ice-carving demonstrations, horse- drawn carriage/sleigh rides, and shopping and dining specials in downtown Oakland.
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