Celebrate Father's Day with the Howard County Conservancy at Belmont with a morning outdoors! Join us for a guided hike around Belmont's historic property- including trails through the Patapsco Valley State Park. Afterwards, work with Dad to earn your Junior Naturalist patch: a new activity available for visiting children at the Conservancy. Be on the quest for animal evidence, scout out wildlife habitats, identify native trees and learn how to protect our watershed. Successful participants will earn Junior Naturalist patches.…Find out more »
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 1900’s; as well as, learn about the history…Find out more »
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. Advance registration recommended, program may sell out. Check website in case of inclement weather. Photo of a sunrise at Rockburn Branch, by Bonnie Ott.Find out more »
Online registration ends 24 hours prior to the event. If a program is canceled by the Conservancy, participants will be notified and offered a refund. All other program fees are non-refundable and support educational programs at the Conservancy. Organized groups cannot be able to be accommodated at our free programs. Please contact the Conservancy about scheduling a separate program for your group.