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  • Location:
    Black Hill Visitors Center
    20926 Lake Ridge Drive
    Boyds, Maryland 20841
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  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed through Thu 11 am – 4 pm
    Fri, Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 6 pm

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

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Fall 2015 Offerings at Black Hill

For upcoming Nature Center programs, check out these resources:

Fall 2015 Nature News Fall 2015 Montgomery County GUIDE
Fall 2015 Nature News
Fall 2015 Program GUIDE

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

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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


Harvest Festival 2015 Flyer

The Harvest Festival has been cancelled due the weather and concerns for the safety of staff, vendors & our visitors.

Please join us next year, on October 1st, 2016.

18400 Muncaster Road, Derwood, Md. 20855
For details go to:
or call 301-670-4661

Boat Rentals at Black Hill Boats

Black Hill Boat Rental on Little Seneca Lake has closed for the 2015 season!
Visit the webpage for details, Black Hill Boats.

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 October 1, 2015