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Black Hill Visitors Center
20926 Lake Ridge Drive
Boyds, Maryland 20841
Directions and Map
Hours of Operation:
November 1st through March 31st
11a.m. - 6 p.m. (weekends)
April 1st through October 31st
11a.m. - 6 p.m. (7 days a week)
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 ,Waterfowl Festival in February, How Does Your Garden Grow? in March, the Bluebirds Forever Festival in May and the wildly popular Monarch Fiesta Day in fall. 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!
Ready for Spring? Mark your calender for the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs "Native Plant Sale". It runs Friday - Sunday, April 26 - 28th.
Get details by clicking on the Black Hill Nature Programs Friends Page.
Black Hill Nature Programs will be at H2O Summit’s festival from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, March 22 at the Silver Spring Civic Center, 8525 Fenton Street, Silver Spring. Free! There will be hands-on activities, live music, mini-workshops on gardening for birds to taking care of trees and over 40 green businesses and organizations. But the star will be Black Hill Nature Programs. Hope to see you there!
The Visitor Center will only be open on weekends 11 am - 5 p.m.
through the last weekend in March. Nature Programing will continue,
please check the guide or click here to see our offerings.
Our Live Web Cam is back click here to watch
Little Seneca Lake Live Web Cam
We offer nature themed Birthday Programs! Call 301-528-3492 for details.
NOTICE: For the latest information on weather related cancellations, please call ahead or visit our facebook page prior to your visit.
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How Does Your
Join us for an afternoon of garden tips
& learn how to make
your yard a haven for wildlife!
Children's activties, come get your hands dirty!
Sunday, March 9th ~ 12 - 4 p.m.
Our web cam is up & running...Check it out!
3/15 Blackwater Wildlife Refuge’s
Eagle Festival #265750
Spend the day with us at Blackwater Wildlife Refuge's Annual Eagle Festival on the Eastern Shore. The event offers live raptor programs and demonstrations, an eagle prowl, photography workshop and more. Please dress for the outdoors; it's a rain or shine event. Bring a bag lunch and money for a quick dinner on the way home. Round-trip van transportation provided. FOBH $50/$55
Saturday March 15, 7 am – 6 pm, Adults
Though our hours have shortened over these winter months we are still offering nature programs, please check below,
Page updated: March 8, 2014