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Marshy Point Nature Center

Park Hours: Please contact the Marshy Point Nature Center for seasonal park hours at 410-887-2817
Nature Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.

Naturalist: Leo Rebetsky
Community Supervisor: Ben Porter
Administrative Aide: Ginny Elliott

Office Hours: Monday through Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Photo of the Marshy Point Nature Center entrance.

7130 Marshy Point Road
Middle River, Maryland 21220

Phone: 410-887-2817 T.D.D./Deaf 410-887-5319
Fax: 410-335-8995


The building provides an exhibit hall, an auditorium for audio-visual presentations, classrooms, and outdoor decks with picnic tables.  The park features a canoe launch, bridge and overlook, and over three miles of hiking trails including two self guided nature trails and a paved accessible trail. Guided canoe trips are offered to explore the coastal forests, marshes, and shallow waters of Dundee and Saltpeter Creeks. A variety of programs and special events are available for individuals and groups of all ages.

Programs and Special Events

Visit the Marshy Point Nature Center Council website to view more program information and a calendar of events.

Featured Events

  • Earth Day
  • Annual Fish Fry
  • Holiday Celebration
  • Canoe Trips
  • Spring and Fall Festivals
  • Annual Popsicle Plunge


Programs are provided for the public to enjoy the seasonal changes and abundant wildlife in this unspoiled setting on the Chesapeake Bay. Hands on environmental education programs for schools and scout groups are offered on a variety of topics. Please contact the nature center for more information.

  • Weekend Nature Programs
  • Canoeing Excursions
  • Predator and Prey Programs
  • Bird Identification
  • Holiday Wreath Making
  • Holiday Crafts just for Kids
  • School and Group Programs

Monthly Lecture Series

The Nature Center Council provides a monthly lecture series featuring photographers, authors, scientists and watermen to share their insight. Lectures are held at 7 p.m., the third Tuesday each month (no meetings July or August).

Revised November 3, 2015

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