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  • Location:
    Black Hill Visitors Center
    20926 Lake Ridge Drive
    Boyds, Maryland 20841
    Directions and Map

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 11 am – 4 pm
    Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
    Nature and Group Programs
    Visitor Center Staff:

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Black Hill Nature Programs
in Black Hill Regional Park

Black Hill Visitor Center, located in Boyds, Maryland, is the site for Black Hill Nature Programs. The Center sits atop a hill overlooking Little Seneca Lake in the 2,000+ acre Black Hill Regional Park. The Park Naturalists have explored the area in and around the Lake and have incorporated the best the region has to offer into a wide range of programs, for all ages, in all seasons.

Program participants can kayak Lake Seneca’s many nooks and crannies looking for beaver, waterfowl & turtles, or they may learn how ancient peoples survived the changing Piedmont seasons. The littlest ‘naturalists’ can hear stories as they take a ride on the Kingfisher pontoon boat; adults can add birds & butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.


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Winter Nature Programs

Spruce trees covered in snow at BHRP
For all our Nature Programing, please check the guide or click here to see our current offerings.

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Special Event

3/1, Sun.

How Does Your Garden Grow?
Whether you're a novice or an expert, all are welcome for a day of garden talk and practice.
Naturalists, gardening pros, & Master Gardeners will share their advice and expertise.
Bring your questions or tips to share with other plant lovers.
Sun, March 1, 12pm – 4pm

Monarch Butterfly on Butterfly Weed 
We'll have activities for the whole family! Free!  No registration required .
Children must be accompanied by an adult.
301-528-3492, www.blackhillna​ All Ages


Sign up now! Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge Eagle Festival ~ 3/14
Sat., March 14, 7am – 6pm
Spend the day with us at Blackwater National Wildlife Refuge's Annual Eagle Festival on the Eastern Shore. The event offers live raptor programs and demonstrations, an eagle prowl, photography workshop and more. Please dress for the outdoors; it's a rain-or-shine event. Bring a bag lunch and money for a quick dinner on the way home. Round-trip van transportation provided. 18 & up; $55/FOBH $50
Register at (#314213)

party hats We offer nature themed Birthday Programs!

Call 301-528-3492 for details.

Page updated February 24, 2015