Maryland Day History Hike at Bacon Ridge Natural Area

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10 am to noon

Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Hawkins Road Trail Head on Hawkins Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

This event is free, but registration is required. Please click here to register.

Join us as we celebrate Maryland Day by exploring for landscape clues in the history-rich Bacon Ridge Natural Area! Together we'll learn how humans and nature have interacted to make the landscape we see today, while enjoying the beauty of a 900+ acre protected forest. All ages welcome, but beware it is an unpaved trail through the woods. Dogs on a leash welcome.  

Length: 2.5-4 miles

Meet at the trailhead on Hawkins Road just south of the 97 overpass in Crownsville, MD.

Please contact Sarah Knebel at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 410 980 6837 with any questions!

Register Here



14th Annual Walk for the Woods

Saturday, April 27, 2019

7 am to 3 pm

Bacon Ridge Natural Area, Farm Road, Crownsville, MD 21032

This event is free, but registration is recommended. The list of available hikes and a link to registration will be posted in early April.

Join us for our annual event celebrating families exploring the outdoors, the beautiful Bacon Ridge Natural Area, and the power of land protection to provide quality of life, wildlife habitat, and Chesapeake Bay and River health.

We're excited to once again partner with Anne Arundel County Department of Recreation and Parks to host a day of guided hikes and public access to the Bacon Ridge Natural Area. We hope you can join us for a wonderful, relaxing day of enjoying our local woods! As in years past, we will have a variety of guided hikes, including bird watching, amphibian searches, and naturalist hikes scheduled throughout the day. 

Learn more about this event here.