August 09, 2009

2009 U.S. Rafting National Championships

Where: : Adventure Sports Center International, near Deep Creek Lake in McHenry; some events take place on the lower Youghiogheny River in Ohiopyle, Pa.

When: : Saturday and Aug. 16

What: : Teams compete in this national event featuring river rafting, sprint and slalom races, four-mile down river rafting and more.

How much: : Free for spectators

What's nearby: : Deep Creek Lake is perfect for fishing, camping, boating and more. Also, the Garrett County Agriculture Fair is continuing through Saturday in McHenry. The fair features tractor pulls, livestock, demo derbies, carnival rides, music and more. Admission is $8. Details at

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