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

  • 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
    Visitor Center Staff:

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Black Hill Nature Programs
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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 Little Seneca Lake’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


Old Baltimore Road between the park entrance & Clarksburg Rd (Rt. 121)
will be closing for construction on Monday, April 27.  The park will only be accessible by Old Baltimore Rd. from Rt. 355. We will soon be posting a map for your convenience.

spring blossomsFor all our Spring Nature Programing,
please check the guide or click here to see our current offerings.

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.

Spring Break Programs

No school next week ~ so we have nature offerings every day.
The following programs are being offered this weekend
.Register at

Saturday, April 11 ~~ 
Wildflower Van Tour: Ball's Bluff ~ 
9am – 1pm
Fabulous Flowers ~ 10am – 11am
Hummingbirds on the Move ~ 2pm – 3pm

Sunday, April 12~~
Ladies Trek:at Dickerson Conservation Park ~
9 am -11am
Click here for all the Fun Details!

Persian Festival Flyer
On Sunday 4/12, The Ir-American Civic Society of Washington will be having their Persian celebration of Sizdeh Bedar, the 13th day of the new year, Norooz. This wonderful event usually draws very large crowds and related parking issues..

Mark your Calendars
for these Upcoming Events!

Saturday, April 18th ~ The Visitor Center "Grand Reopening" from 12 - 3 pm

Butterfly on Butterfly Weed         April 24 - 26 ~ Fri. - Sun. the annual "Native Plant Sale",
sponsored by the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs
see our Friends page for details
Sunday, May 17th ~ "Bluebirds Forever Festival" ~ 1 - 4 pm    

Black Hill Teacher-Naturalist Position

Black Hill Nature Programs is currently accepting applications for teachers interested in it's 2015 Teacher-Naturalist program. The application deadline is May 1st. 2015. In the application packet below, you will filnd relavant information that you would need to apply for these professional development opportunities. If you have questions or would like more information, please contact Katrina Fauss at or call 301-528-3482.

Click here for our Educators Resourse Page & the application

Nature Camp Scholarships available

Marv Kahn Memorial Nature Camp Scholarship
The Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs (FOBH) are pleased to offer three Nature Camp Scholarships, named for a camp volunteer that loved Black Hill & the outdoors. 
If interested, please download the application & upon completion return to Jen Miller 20926 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds, Md. 20841.
Please note the April 24th deadline!
Marv Kahn Scholarship

child with a butterfly & a netWe offer nature themed Birthday Party Programs!

Call 301-528-3492 for details.

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