Nature Center: Tues-Sun 9am to 5pm Park Grounds: Daily dawn to dusk
2 years to Adult
Oregon Ridge Nature Center
Constructed in 1983, the Nature Center structure houses wildlife and nature displays to delight all ages, as well as the library, gift shop, and an auditorium for classes, meetings and colloquia. Shown is a view of the rear of the Nature Center building, seen from a hiking trail.
The Nature Center offers a variety of exhibits explaining the history, wildlife, and natural environment of the Park. There are exhibits of the local fauna and flora and displays of our archaeological findings inside the Nature Center. Our wildlife exhibits include live snakes, fish, amphibians, honeybees, and other creatures. The new aquatic turtle exhibit is our latest addition.
The Park offers several great trails for nature walks and hikes. No bicycles are permitted on our trails. This helps to minimize erosion and keep the trails in good condition for walkers. Dogs must be on leash on all of the trails. Copies of the trail map are available at the Nature Center.
- 13555 Beaver Dam Road Cockeysville, MD 21030
- 410-887-1815 Website
Our first visit
"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
"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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