Excitement is in the cool, fall Cecil County air as they prepare to begin construction on the county’s first regional park! With the property located between MD Route 272 and MD Route 273, just four miles from I-95 and six miles from US Route 40, this convenient 112 acre site is set to be a sure success.
The Calvert Regional Park property was purchased in 2008 with Program Open Space Grant Funding, a nationally recognized company which acquires outdoor open land and administers funds to local communities for the purpose of improving the quality of life for residents. Cecil County Department of Parks and Recreation Director, Clyde Van Dyke, shared that other funding for the project came from the County’s C.I.P. General Fund as well as a state bond secured by Delegate Rudolph. They also have formed a 501C3 to actively solicit public/corporate donations.
With the fall season just beginning in the fishing world, many aspiring fishermen in Maryland are looking to catch the fish of the year. Whether you are a small time fisherman looking for some recreation or a competitive outdoorsman looking to win money, Charles County has everything you need. With various parks, piers and rivers of your choosing, fishing in Charles County is better than ever with tournaments almost every weekend and tons of fun to be had for you and your family.
Smallwood State Park on Saturday, October 11th to Sunday October 12th held the 2014 FLW College Fishing Northern Conference Invitational; a fishing tournament for college club teams. More than 30 teams competed for the top prize of $4,000 and qualification in the 2015 College Fishing National Championship. These teams came from colleges as far as Michigan State to as close as schools from around the east to compete for the top prize. West Virginia University took home the glory as they caught 10 bass for 32 pounds and 2 ounces. This event yearly brings in a positive economic impact for Charles County and is estimated to have a little more than $170,000 in impact. Year after year this event is a success and has shown perspective fishermen and tourists the natural beauty of Charles County.
The hashtag says it all: for one week the world was HERE in MARYLAND for the Deep Creek 2014 International Canoe Federation(ICF) Slalom World Championships. “The World Is Here” is the most unique slogan that could have represented such a large event happening in one of the most discrete parts of our state. Located in McHenry, the Deep Creek Lake area is over 3,900 acres of pure beauty and has always been a place of wonder with little recognition, but not any more. With thousands of visitors from the United States and abroad, the world has finally discovered a little place that if allowed could become an outdoor sports mecca.