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6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
410-465-8877 www.hcconservancy.org

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July 2017
Free

Hike Belmont and Nearby Patapsco Trails

July 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Ellie Houser.  Hike Belmont to Patapsco's Orange Grove area with a visit to the swinging bridge. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and whatever interesting nature we may find along the way. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4 miles. Saturday 10am FREE Photo credit Bonnie Ott.

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August 2017
Free

What Lies Beneath?

August 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Dean Cowherd, State Soil Scientist Soils are one of our most precious natural resources. The soils at Belmont illustrate what happens when two different landscapes overlie one another. We will discuss and observe in the soil pit where the Coastal Plain sediments, which extend east to Ocean City Maryland, are laid down on top of the Piedmont which extends west to the mountains. These soils are known as “two-story” soils. The Belmont property represents a transition from one landscape…

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September 2017
Free

Hike to the Patapsco River

September 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Ranger Max Buffington.  Photo by Bonnie Ott. Bring a water bottle, hearty snack and good hiking shoes and join us for a long, scenic hike on this lovely September day. After starting out at the Carriage House at Belmont, we will lead you through the forest to one of the most scenic areas of Patapsco Valley State Park, Orange Grove. There we will meet Ranger Max Buffington where he will talk about the Patapsco Valley in the 1800’s and…

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October 2017
Free

Nature Tales- Preschool Stories and Craft

October 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Julie Pallozzi. Bring your knee-high naturalists out to enjoy a nature themed program led by long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Created to engage preschool children and their family members with nature while incorporating reading, songs, and creativity into their exploration, this program allows children to immerse themselves in the landscape as they hike along trails and explore the grounds of Belmont. The program will also include a creative, nature-themed craft. Recommended ages: 2-5 years. FREE

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November 2017
Free

Hike to Rockburn Branch

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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with Mountain Club of Maryland.  Photo of a sunrise at Rockburn Branch, by Bonnie Ott. Hike Belmont to the Rockburn Branch area with the Mountain Club of Maryland's Gary Reinoehl. Stops along the trail will include hiking tips, history of the area and a visit to Rockburn Branch Park. The hike will include some small stream crossings and hills. Total distance is approximately 4.3 miles. Saturday 10am FREE

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$50.00

Colonial Holiday Celebration

November 19 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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Stroll through historic Belmont Manor tasting fine wine and craft beer, sample food from local restaurants/caterers, get a chance to win an amazing raffle item and enjoy the historic manor house’s beautiful rooms, each decorated by a local community organization. The event will also include colonial reenactors, madrigals and live dulcimer and harp music. Free with the purchase of each adult ticket is a colonial history program for children in the nature center on the grounds of Belmont Manor. Children…

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December 2017
$5

Tales of the Tannenbaum: Tinsel Time with Julie Pallozzi

December 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Belmont, 6553 Belmont Woods Road
Elkridge, MD 21075 United States
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  with long-time preschool teacher and Maryland Master Naturalist, Julie Pallozzi. Bring your knee-high naturalists to join the Howard County Conservancy to learn of the legends, traditions and customs surrounding holiday trees and ornaments. Children will make ornaments of their own for your tannenbaums at home. They will also do a very special traditional Scandinavian, nature-oriented project that will go home with them to be used during your holidays. Space is limited, so preregister today to reserve your space! Recommended ages…

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