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

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed. through Fri. 11 am – 4 pm
    Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm

  • Contacts:
    Naturalist Staff: 301-528-3493
    Nature and Group Programs
    Visitor Center Staff:

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Current Programing

Black Hill Nature Programs

Please register and pay for all attendees. Registration is required unless otherwise noted.
To reach the naturalist staff, please call 301-528-3493 or the Administrative Assistant at 301-528-3481
or e-mail us at

The current WINTER Visitor Center hours are:
Wednesday, Thursday, & Friday ~ 11 am – 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday ~ 11 am – 5 pm

Mark your Calendars for these Upcoming Events at Black Hill!

Mon. Jan. 25 ~ 1 - 4 pm ~ Family Day at the Visitor Center ~ CANCELLED
new date to be determined soon

Sat. Feb. 13 ~ 12 - 4 pm ~ Waterfowl Festival
Sun. March 6 ~ 12 - 4 pm ~ Garden Day ~ "How Does Your Garden Grow?"
All activities are free and there will be something for everyone!

Winter Festivals & Events in Montgomery Parks

A listing of ALL programs offered by Montgomery Park Nature Centers can be found in Nature News.

Registration Information

Registration is required, and all children must be accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.

Sign up for your ActiveMONTGOMERY account today!Remember, beginning August 17, you'll need to use ActiveMONTGOMERY to register for classes. This new systems allows you to register for classes and programs hosted by both Montgomery Parks and Montgomery County Recreation! Visit today and set up your new account!

Teachers: if you would like to receive information about upcoming trainings or programs
contact Katrina Fauss via e-mail at

Weather-Related Cancellations Notice

During inclement weather, Nature Facilities follow Montgomery County Public School closures, delayed openings and early releases. If school is closed due to inclement weather, all children's programs are cancelled. Cancellation of adult programs is determined on a case-by-case basis. When in doubt, call us and check our Facebook page for updates. 301-528-3492

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.

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Page Updated: January 28, 2016