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Black Hill Visitors Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Directions and Map
Hours of Operation:
April 1st through October 31st
11a.m. - 6 p.m. (7 days a week)
Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
Nature Programs: 301-528-3492
Group Program Scheduling:
Visitor Center Staff:
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. 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.
The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs - Native Plant Sale
|"Blue Birds Forever Festival"
a free program at Black Hill Visitor Center
Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 1 - 4 pm
|Our Live Web Cam is back! watch here
|To see details on all our Nature Programs, here.|
The Visitor Center will open daily 11 am - 6 p.m. begining April 1st.
Our "Kingfisher" pontoon boat is back in the water, may we suggest you attend one of our
Storytimes on the Lake:
Join us to hear a story and scout out the wonders of Little Seneca Lake! Designed for children ages 3-6, accompanied by an adult (no younger siblings, please). We'll provide the required PFDs for all children to wear. Please register and pay for every participant. Meet at boat dock below Visitor Center. FOBH $4/$5 10:30 – 11:30 am
Tuesday, April 22 ~ Earth Day Celebration #266649 ~ Join us as we celebrate the Earth with beautiful stories and seeing the lakeside beauty first-hand.
Thursday, May 1st, ~ Canada Goose #266650 ~ This familiar bird is all around on Little Seneca Lake, but do you know all about it. Join us as we read goose stories and cruise the lake in search of them.
Wed., May 7, ~ Water Birds #266651 ~ Fish and Beavers are the not the only ones who enjoy Little Seneca Lake. Come join us to learn about water birds and the lake life they lead.
For other Spring Nature Programing, please check the guide or
click here to see our offerings.
NOTICE: For the latest information on weather related cancellations, please call ahead or visit our facebook page prior to your visit. If you'd like to receive free alerts (in event of a major crisis, emergency, or severe weather event) for Montgomery County, sign up for Alert Montgomery.
Page updated: April 14, 2014