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  • Location:
    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)

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
    Nature Programs: 301-528-3492
    Group Program Scheduling:
    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. 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.

Upcoming Events - Save the Dates

The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs - Native Plant Sale
    butterfly weed with a swallowtail butterfly Come by Friday - Sunday, April 25th - 27th. Read More


"Bluebirds Forever Festival"
bluebird baby being feed by parent Sunday, 5/18 ~ a free program at Black Hill Visitor Center ~ 1- 4 pm

To see details on all our Nature Programs, here.      
Our Live Web Cam is back! watch here      

What's New?

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
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.

Spring Programs are not available on registration.

Spring Registration is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and summer camps, you’ll find fun, convenient and affordable ways to entertain your entire family in Montgomery Parks! Check out information on sports and athletic classes, nature and outdoors programs, ways to explore History in the Parks, spring and summer camps, or more things to do! Start planning spring fun for the entire family today.

We offer nature themed Birthday Programs!
Call 301-528-3492 for details.

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