Ceud mille failte! (A Hundred Thousand Welcomes!)


      Guests that were fortunate enough to visit Deep Creek Lake over the Memorial Day weekend were blessed with some amazing weather. Bright blue skies and lots of sunshine made for playing on the lake ideal. Last week was an exciting week here in McHenry as we welcomed Team USA back to ASCI as they spent the week training! It was fun to watch these superb athletes use their sheer skills and dedication to tackle the man-made white water rafting course which will also be the venue for the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships that are being held here September 17th-21st (Look for more blogs to come on this super exciting event! www.deepcreek2014.com) As always, it was nice to see our sponsored athlete, Casey Eichfeld, who took a few minutes to stop by and say Hello! He along with the rest of team are now over in London getting ready to compete in the World Cup Circuit for the United States! Of course, we wish him the best of luck and a safe trip!


So, Memorial Day is over and you didn’t get a chance to escape to the mountains? This weekend (June 6th) is the perfect time to plan that Mountain getaway. Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations & Sales is waiting to help you find that premiere Deep Creek home! (1-866-351-1119 or online www.deepcreekvacations.com) This weekend you also get the added bonus of enjoying one of Deep Creek’s annual festivals, The McHenry Highland Festival of Mountain Maryland! Held at the Garrett County Fairgrounds here in McHenry, you can let yourself be transformed back in time where the traditions of Highland music, games, and dance come alive! Visit the Clan tents and Celtic vendors. Kiss the highland cattle, watch the collies herd sheep, or pat an Irish Wolfhound. This family fun Celtic celebration is perfect for the young and young at heart! This all day event begins at 10 am Saturday where you’ll hear the skirl of the pipes and Celtic music, see traditional athletic games, and watch Irish line and Scottish country dancing. Vendors will be selling such items as handcrafted Celtic jewelry, pottery, artifacts, stained glass, handmade wool rugs and clothes, art prints, and wrought iron. Learn more about your clan history at The Glen. Check out the Celtic dogsborder collies herding sheet, and Highland livestock. Enjoy a variety of food, including Scottish deli items, shortbread, and, of course, sausages, hamburgers, hot dogs, sandwiches, and fries. For more information on this festival, go to their website http://www.highlandfest.info/index.html. Definitely worth checking out!
Summertime at Deep Creek is definitely the place to be! Have you planned your stay? We can’t wait to see you at the lake!