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Black Hill Visitors Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Directions and Map
Hours of Operation:
11a.m. - 6p.m. daily
Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
Nature Programs: 301-528-3492
Group Program Scheduling:
Visitor Center Staff:
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 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 birds and butterflies to their life lists as our expert guides point out wildlife hotspots.
Everyone will enjoy our special annual events, the Bluebirds Forever Festival in May and the wildly popular Monarch Fiesta Day in September. Along with all the above, we offer school programs, Scout adventures and Summer Camps — many exciting ways to bring the wonder of nature to you!
Currently the Visitor Center is open 11 am - 6 pm daily.
We have Birthday Programs! Call 301-528-3492 to find out more!
Looking for Summer Camps for your children? Follow this link to see what's being offered.
See ALL our programs under the Programs & Events tab.
Register for programs by clicking on the course #.
Bluebirds Forever Festival
Sunday May 19th, 1 – 4 pm
Come celebrate the beautiful Eastern Bluebird with us at Black Hill Visitor Center! Park Naturalists, Friends and Volunteers of Black Hill Visitor Center, along with members of the Maryland Bluebird Society, have put together an afternoon of fascinating special programs, exhibits, demonstrations and children's activities all designed to enlighten you as they extol the virtues and champion the conservation of this special bird. Enjoy one of our scheduled programs to help you learn about bluebird conservation. No registration is needed for this FREE event! Park Pass #231553
Exhibits and Demonstrations, ongoing from 1 – 4 pm, include the Maryland Bluebird Society, North American Bluebird Society, Wild Birds Unlimited, how to monitor a bluebird trail, photography, nest-box cameras, preventing predators, spooking sparrows, and more!
Activities, ongoing from 1 – 4 pm, include children’s crafts, games, and storytimes in and around the Visitor’s Center. Bluebird trail hikes will form at the Visitor Center – there is no schedule for the hikes at this time.
Scheduled Presentations in the Black Hill Visitor Center Auditorium (no reservations needed - open to visitors on a first come, first served basis)
1 – 1:30 pm Beautiful Bluebirds, Ed Escalante, Founding member of the Maryland Bluebird Society
2 – 3 pm Planting for Bluebirds – Dave Gillum, Master Gardener
3 – 4 pm Homeland Security Bluebird Style – Jay Jones, Maryland Bluebird Society
Page updated:May 9,, 2013