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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.

Have your checked out our Live Web Cam! watch here








Upcoming Events - Save the Dates

caterpillar pictures, butterfly pictures, butterflies picture  "Monarch Fiesta Day"
Saturday, September 20 ~ 10 am - 3 pm

Come celebrate the Monarch butterfly’s inspiring metamorphosis and incredible journey. We’ll have exhibits, face painting, story times, crafts, movies, Monarch tagging and more! All FREE activities.

Saturday, September 27th

Be a good steward and help Montgomery Parks improve public lands for people and wildlife. Here's your chance to make a difference at Black Hill Regional Park and feel good doing so! Contact the Nature Programs staff at 301-528-3484 to find out how you can get involved. Click here for details

What's New?

Black Hill has a new Little Free 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

View the new Visitor Center sign.
Black Hill Visitor Center
and Black Hill Nature Programs
Outdoor Rangers Camp with the new Visitor Center Sign.

butterfly weed with a swallowtail butterflyJoin us for Garden Maintenance

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

Fall Registration Promo

Montgomery Parks Fall Program Registration!

fall registration banner

Fall Registration Is Underway at Montgomery Parks!

From ice skating and tennis to nature programs and Fall special events and festivals, 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, Special Events , and more things to do! Start planning fall fun for the entire family today.

Fall Nature Programming

For all our 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: September 89, 2014