Garrett County: resistant to extreme weather since 300,000,000 BC

Hurricane Ian’s (Sept 2022) recent devastation of Florida (and other states) got me working on updating my extreme weather map of Garrett County and the region. I had created a map in 2014 that showed the tracks of major storms and tornados in the eastern half of the US. I was happy with how itContinue reading “Garrett County: resistant to extreme weather since 300,000,000 BC”

Hiking the Shoreline of Deep Creek Lake

Just how long is the shoreline of Deep Creek Lake? Most sources say 64 miles, but I’ve seen “authoritative” values of 69 and 74 miles as well (two different signs at the State Park – within visual distance of each other – claim the 64 and 69 mile distances). So, I decided to do theContinue reading “Hiking the Shoreline of Deep Creek Lake”

How long have you had a place at Deep Creek Lake?

When you talk to someone who has a place at Deep Creek Lake, one of the first things you’ll likely here is “We’ve had a house here since . . . ” People are proud – and rightfully so – of how long they have had property at Deep Creek Lake. In a virtual videoContinue reading “How long have you had a place at Deep Creek Lake?”

Garrett County, MD: Pet Paradise

It’s a great place to live or visit with your pet (especially your dog!) Dog parks Oakland Town Dog Park 27 Oakland Rosedale Road, Oakland, MD 21550https://oaklandmd.com/dog-park.html McHenry Community Park (operated by the Deep Creek Lake Lions Club)1249 Bumble Bee Rd Accident MD 21520https://deepcreeklions.org/service-programs/mchenry-community-park/ Pick up your dog waste! County and Municipal areas State parksContinue reading “Garrett County, MD: Pet Paradise”

Garrett County in the times of Meshach Browning

Deep Creek (Lake) in the time of Meshach Browning “My mind cannot imagine a more beautiful sight than could be obtained from the highest grounds of the Hoop-Pole Ridge, which commanded a view of the valley between that and the great Back-Bone . . . It was a grand sight to watch the tall grass,Continue reading “Garrett County in the times of Meshach Browning”

Garrett County Gazette, September 2022

Welcome to the second issue of the Garrett County Gazette.  I’m Chris Nichols, your guide to helping you find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and interesting tidbits from the area. Let’s jump right in!Garrett County’s 150th AnniversaryGarrett County was officially created in 1872 and our local government is celebrating the 150th Anniversary  with a big,Continue reading “Garrett County Gazette, September 2022”

Greetings from Narrows Hill

Greetings Neighbor! Hello, my name is Chris Nichols, your neighbor on Narrows Hill.  I’m also a real estate agent with Taylor-Made Deep Creek Vacations and Sales and am ready and able to help you achieve your real estate goals. Just in case you’re not aware, Narrows Hill generally lies in the area “between the bridges” Continue reading “Greetings from Narrows Hill”

Garrett County Gazette, Summer 2022

View this email in your browserWelcome to the first edition of the Garrett County Gazette.  I’m Chris Nichols, your guide to helping you find out what’s going on, what’s coming up and interesting tidbits from the area. Let’s jump right in!Deep Creek Lake Lions hosts Blind Camper ProgramThe Deep Creek Lake Lions Club hosted visually impairedContinue reading “Garrett County Gazette, Summer 2022”