News and Events

For information and reservations call 410-887-1815.

*Our Winter Spring 2012 Calendar of events is now available on-line. Also, a color version of our November-January Newsletter is available on-line.

TRAIL GUIDE TRAINING – February 7-10, 10 AM – 1 PM – Instructors: Andi Musser, Courtney Peed and Winny Tan. Those who enjoy nature, working with children and hiking are needed as volunteer Trail Guides for children visiting during the school year. $25/person can be paid in advance or on the first day (totally refundable if one becomes an active trail guide). Trail Guide Training is an ongoing process throughout the year. If you cannot attend some of the above dates, please call for more information about alternative training methods.

THE FULL SAP MOON NIGHT HIKE – February 10, 6-8 PM – Find a sweet treat by moonlight as we tap our first tree! Then warm up by the fire and make s’mores. Age 6+, $3 ($2 Members).

FAMILY BIRD WATCH – February 11, 2-4 PM – Bring the whole flock to find winter birds. Bring your own pair of binoculars if you have them or use ours. Age 5+, Free!

VALENTINE TREATS – February 12, 2-4 PM – Make chocolates for your sweetie and pinecone feeders for the birdies. $5 ($4 Members).

ANNUAL MAPLE SUGAR WEEKENDS – February 18,19 & 25,26 – 10-4 PM – Join us for an invigorating hike to the sugar bush. Tap for sap and hike back to the evaporator to make and taste maple syrup. Sugar time activities are FREE and syrup will be sold in the gift shop. No reservations are needed.


The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday.

We are closed on Mondays. The park grounds are open dawn to dusk everyday.


13555 Beaver Dam Road

Cockeysville, MD 21030

410-887-1815 • TDD/Deaf 410-887-5319

Email – [email protected]

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Concerning reservations for picnics and meetings, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, the Lake and Swimming at Oregon Ridge; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.

The Nature Center is a facility of Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks, assisted by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council. This web site is managed by the The Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council.