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Marshy Point Nature Center

Park Hours: Contact the Marshy Point Nature Center for seasonal park hours.
Nature Center Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., daily.

Naturalist: Ben Porter
Administrative Aide: Ginny Elliott
Activity Coordinator: Nina Jay

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, 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. All groups must contact the nature center prior to their visit.

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


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.

  • Pre-K Chesapeake Adventurers
  • 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 July 23, 2018         


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