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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.

Have your checked out our Live Web Cam! watch here









Winter Nature Programs

For all our Nature Programing, please check the guide or
click here to see our offerings.

Spruce trees covered in snow at BHRP Featured Program: "Winter Woods Walk"

Sat, December 27, 10:00am – 11:30am
Got a case of cabin fever? Join us for a walk through the winter woods! We'll show you how to identify common trees and birds while we look for nests and other signs of life in the sleeping forest. Please register all hikers and dress for the weather. Trail is not suitable for strollers. Meet at the Kingsley parking area on Clarksburg Road in Little Bennett Regional Park, Clarksburg, MD. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please register and pay for all attendees. Ages 4 & up; Free
Register at (#302499)

snowflakes 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.

Holiday greeting P E A C E ..... be with our friends
this holiday season and in the coming New Year!

The Visitor Center and Nature Programs Staff

Over the Holiday break the Visitor Center will only be open on weekends,
Saturdays & Sundays from 11 am until 5 pm.

What's New?

Little Seneca Lake is closed for the winter season. "Save the Date" for Mooring Site Sales 2015 ~
Saturday, 2/28 at the Visitor Center. Our pontoon programs and rental will return mid-April 2015.

Have you visited our newest addition to the Outdoor Classrooms? Our Bottle Brick Bench

     Front of the Bottle Brick Bench Back of Bottle Brick Bench

Have you used our Little Library? What is a Little Free Library?
 It’s a “take a book, return a book” gathering place where neighbors share their favorite literature and stories. In its most basic form, a Little Free Library is a box full of books where anyone may stop by and
pick up a book (or two) and bring back another book to share. You can, too!

Little Free Library LFL

We offer nature themed Birthday Programs!

Call 301-528-3492 for details.

Page updated: December 17, 2014