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

  • Hours of Operation:
    Wed., Thurs. & 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 call 301-528-3493 or the Administrative Assistant at 301-528-3481
or email us at

Please note: The current winter Visitor Center hours are:
Wed., Thurs. & Fri. 11 am – 4 pm
 Sat. & Sun. 11 am – 5 pm

Save the Date:

Rescheduled due to a weather advisory to Sunday, March 8 ~
"How Does Your Garden Grow?"
~ 12 - 4 pm
Come to the Visitor Center for an afternoon of free garden fun for the whole family. There will be Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions, garden crafts, information & tips from the naturalists and our wonderful Visitor Center gardeners. After all this cold & snow ~ it is a day to think Green & Spring and even get your hands dirty. This is a free event.

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

4/24 - 26 ~ Fri. - Sun. the annual "Native Plant Sale",
sponsored by the Friends of Black Hill Nature Programs

Sunday, May 17th ~ "Bluebirds Forever Festival" ~ 1 - 4 pm

Call 301-528-3492 for details.

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 & check our facebokl page for updates. 301-528-3492

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Click here for a complete list of ALL programs offered by Montgomery Park Nature Centers.

Registration Information

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

Teachers: if you would like to recieve information about upcoming trainings or programs
contact Katrina Fauss through her email


Page Updated:February 28, 2015