Oregon Ridge Nature Center
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  • Hours

    The Nature Center is open Tuesday-Sunday 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. The grounds are open Sunrise to Sunset from March 1 to October 31. The grounds are open 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. from November 1 to February 28.

  • Children Ages

    Newborn to Adult

Oregon Ridge Nature Center

The Oregon Ridge Park, a 1,000+ acre park, is located in Cockeysville, Maryland. You will find a "nature play area" playground near the Nature Center and a tot lot and small playground near the lake along with several picnic areas and 3 pavilion which are available for rentals. There are many trails to hike... trail map and additional information available at www.OregonRidgeNatureCenter.org

The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday and offers many interactive exhibits, weekend programs, summer camps and special events. You can also visit the Nature Center to look at the displays of live native animals as well as the extensive collection of taxidermy.

There is no entrance fee, but donations are always appreciated.

Swimming and boating at the lake is prohibited.

  • Where
    13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD 21030
  • Contact Information Oregon Ridge Nature Center 410-887-1815 Website
Events (27)
Thursdays, 9/5/2019 - 11/21/2019 Shoots and Letters
Thursday, September 19, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Monarch Butterflies
Saturday, September 21, 2019 Monarch Magic
Sunday, September 22, 2019 Monarch Magic
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 Yoga by the Lake
Thursday, September 26, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Honeybees
Saturday, September 28, 2019 ACHOO! Goldenrods?
Sunday, September 29, 2019 ACHOO! Goldenrods?
Thursday, October 03, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Birds of Prey
Friday, October 04, 2019 Bookworm Story Time
Saturday, October 05, 2019 Honey Harvest Festival
Sunday, October 06, 2019 Honey Harvest Festival
Thursday, October 10, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Leaves
Saturday, October 12, 2019 Nature Quest Guided Hike
Sunday, October 13, 2019 Nature Quest Guided Hike
Thursday, October 17, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Acorns
Friday, October 18, 2019 Discovering Mothman
Saturday, October 19, 2019 Apple Cider Please!
Thursday, October 24, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Bats
Saturday, October 26, 2019 Tricks and Treats on the Ridge
Sunday, October 27, 2019 Squirrel Tales
Thursday, October 31, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Spiders
Saturday, November 02, 2019 Animals in Autumn
Sunday, November 03, 2019 Animals in Autumn
Thursday, November 07, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Nocturnal Animals
Thursday, November 14, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Hibernation
Thursday, November 21, 2019 Shoots and Letters - Deer
Comments (2)
Our first visit


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"Really enjoyed our first visit to Oregon Ridge. We took the kids to see how Maple syrup is "tapped" from the trees. That was really great. There was still snow on the ground so I probably didnt get as much as I would out of it if we could hike around more. Cant wait till our next visit there. "

Nice Maple Sugar Weekend


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"Our family just visited Oregon ridge for the first time this weekend to learn about making maple syrup. The program was well done and they were happy to answer any and all questions. The nature center itself was ok. Snakes, turtles and fish. A lot of stuffed animals. I like the Irvine Nature Center a bit better. The grounds look perfect for a walk, but a little too much snow this time around. Next visit."

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