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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.

Our Live Web Cam is back! watch here







What's New?

The Nature Programs has a new Puppet Theatre!

Future shows will be listed on this site and on our Facebook page.
Black Hill Theatre


Upcoming Events - Save the Dates

The Visitor Center will open daily 11 am - 6 p.m.

butterfly weed with a swallowtail butterflyGarden Maintenance

Tuesday mornings our volunteer gardeners will be maintainting the gorgeousgardens outside the Visitor Center, if you'd like to help... join them at 9 am on any Tuesday morning.

Summer Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

summer registration link.

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, Summer Camps, and more things to do! Start planning summer fun for the entire family today.

"Kingfisher" Pontoon Boat is bak 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, check below for details on dates and topics.

Summer Nature Programming

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

We offer nature themed Birthday Programs!

Call 301-528-3492 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: July 8, 2014