Thursday, June 2, 2011

June is Great Outdoors Month

The month of June is "Great Outdoors Month " in Maryland.

2011 will be Maryland’s fifth year celebrating Great Outdoors Month, which is sponsored nationally by the American Recreation Coalition. June is an active time for recreation across the U.S., featuring hundreds of annual events, ranging from National Trails Day and National Boating and Fishing Week, to National Family Recreation Week and National Clean Beaches Week.

Saturday, June 25 is the Great American Backyard Campout, where families are encouraged to explore Maryland’s natural resources through camping. All Maryland State Parks with campgrounds are offering special programs.

Specifically, nine parks are offering special camping programs to families and organized groups including Scales and Tales, guided hikes, campfire cooking, owl prowls and kayaking. Parks included are Deep Creek Lake, New Germany, Dan's Mountain, Cunningham Falls, Elk Neck, Patapsco Valley, Sandy Point, Point Lookout and Pocomoke River State Parks.

source: MD DNR

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