Lately, there has been an effort at the state park to build a canopy for elevated walking tours and bird watching. This year, a new fundraiser has come to light, bears. A local artist, who does chain saw pieces carved in wood, is carving huge bears. These aren’t just any bears though. They will be sponsored by local businesses, and will be painted by local artists with their unique ideas, many of which are inspired by the county itself. These are then going to be placed around the park for people to go on “bear hunts”. When you go to the park, maps will be available to find the bears. Some sponsors are even offering discounts and special sales for those who go on the hunt and find their bear. The bears will be all over the park all summer, and hen a little longer than that. During autumn glory, these bears will be auctioned off to raise even more money, bringing the canopy closer to reality for everyone working on this project. The lake pointe inn is sponsoring a bear, so come on up. Go on the bear hunt and have fun at the state parks here in Garrett County. Who knows what you might find.