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Learn more about the features of the Nature Center, or the specific programs and events offered by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council.

Council Meetings

Council meetings are held on the third Monday of the month. All are welcome.

Programs and Events

Most programs are free and open to the public and require advance registration. Walk-in guests cannot be accommodated unless stated in the registration information.

  • Programs—Nature, native species or seasonal/holiday 
  • Hikes—Guided, campfire or at night
  • Scout badge workshops
  • Birthday parties
  • Summer camps

Special Events

  • Maple Sugaring Weekends
  • Annual Pancake Breakfast
  • Music in the Woods: Traditional Music Fest
  • Honey Harvest Festival

Adult Evening Programs

Adult evening programming includes:

  • Lecture Series—Featuring authors, botanists, biologists, scientists and other environmental experts. Held at 7 p.m. on the third Monday of September, October, November, January, March, April and May. 
  • Nature Book Club—Meets every other month on a Monday
  • Dulcimer Workshop—A six-week session on Thursdays in the spring and fall

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Contact Us

Oregon Ridge Nature Center Recreation Office

13555 Beaver Dam Road
Cockeysville, Maryland 21030

Office and Center Hours:

Tuesday through Sunday
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Park Hours

Sunrise to sunset


Naturalist II:

Jessica Jeannetta

Naturalist I:

Elizabeth Kadow

Administrative Aide:

Kathy Kadow


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