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

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

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
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Black Hill Visitor Center, located in Boyds, Maryland, is the home of 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 Little Seneca Lake’s many nooks and crannies looking for beaver, waterfowl and 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 different birds and butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.

Coming Soon to the Center!


Jennifer Miller's gorgeous painting of a pair of Ruddy Ducks is on the 2015-2016 stamp.Come by the Visitor’s Center to see this year’s Maryland & National winners of the 2015–2016 Migratory Bird Hunting and Conservation Stamp. 
The show opens Dec. 2nd, during our regular hours.
Buying a Migratory Bird Stamp is a simple and direct way for people to contribute to grassland and wetland conservation. You can buy the stamp atmany U.S. Post Offices, National Wildlife Refuges, and sporting-goods stores.

To learn more about Migratory Birds & the benefits of stamps
click here


Winter Festivals & Events in Montgomery Parks

Winter Festivals & Events in Montgomery Parks Winter is right around the corner...and we have lots of festivals and events to help you enjoy the season! Check for a list of major events happening in late November through February.

Classes, Programs & Events

Winter 2015-2016 Offerings at Black Hill

For upcoming Nature Center programs, check out these resources:

Fall 2015 Nature News Winter 2015-2016  Montgomery County GUIDE
Winter 2015-2016 Nature News
Winter 2015-2016
Program GUIDE

or click here to see current offerings specifically at Black Hill .

Visit to set up your new account!Remember, use ActiveMONTGOMERY (not ParkPASS) to register for both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation programs. Set up your new account at today!

FREE Nature Programs for
Montgomery County Schools!

Beginning this fall, Black Hill Nature Programs as well as our sister Nature Centers will offer free curriculum-based environmental education programs to all Montgomery County schools: public, independent and homeschools; grades K through 12. Check here for details

Weather Advisories

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 November 18, 2015