National Parks / Natural World in Edgewood

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Baltimore
- offers many things to do. Places to go include the Visitor Center with a video and exhibits, followed by a walk to the fort and many more exhibits. Outdoor activities feature daily flag programs, weather permitting. Kids can work on the Junior Rang...
Baltimore
The Aquarium is home to approximately 16,500 specimens and more than 660 species of animals. The Aquarium features hundreds of exhibits featuring more than 16,500 animals.
Owings Mills
Enjoy Irvine Nature Center's resident animals, 116 acres of woodlands, wetlands and meadows, and an interactive exhibit hall free of charge! There are great trails for easy family nature hikes, exciting outdoor education programs, as well as a Nature...
Bear
Lums Pond State Park is built around the largest freshwater pond in Delaware. The park features excellent fishing, sports facilities, hiking trails and more on its 1790 acres on the north side of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal.
Newark
Summer AND winter activities galore in this beautiful Delaware State Park. Fishing, hiking, biking...even sledding!
Wilmington
Although each of the parks in the Delaware State Park system has its own unique features, Fox Point State Park deserves something more than "unique" in its description. Perhaps the best word is "extraordinary."
Felton
Natural and recreational opportunities abound at Killens Pond State Park, centrally located in the heart of Kent County.
NE Washington
The National Arboretum has 446 acres filled with trees, plants and flowers - great place for picnic, relaxing and letting the kids run round - why not take a tram tour round
NW Washington DC
Has Discovery Room aimed at kids under 5 with lots of things to do - enjoy a wide variety of children\'s programs, including planetarium shows, animal talks, exploratory hikes, crafts, as well as hands-on natural and historical programs.
Washington
Hey Kids! The USBG is looking for Junior Botanists! You can become an Apprentice Junior Botanist by asking for an Adventure Folder and exploring our Conservatory. Bring along an adult adviser with an official ID (e.g., a driver's license) so you can ...
Dumbarton Oaks
(54 Miles)
NW Washington DC
These beautiful 10 acre gardens are a great place to take a baby for a walk - you can take a guided tour of both the museum and gardens
Glen Echo
The aim of the museum is using natural and historic settings to create a living laboratory of science, history, and art exploration.
Washington
At Great Falls, the Potomac River builds up speed and force as it falls over a series of steep, jagged rocks and flows through the narrow Mather Gorge. The Patowmack Canal offers a glimpse into the early history of this country. Great Falls Park has ...
Milford
Features free interpretive exhibits, live native fish, amphibian, and reptile collection, extensive taxidermy collection, historic buildings, boardwalk and trails.
Frederick
The interactive and multimedia exhibits located in the Visitor Center include numerous vignettes which take the visitor to important locations related to the Battle of Moncacy. Auto Tour and Walking Trails also available.
Pittsgrove
Fishing, boating and swimming in Parvin Lake, camping, hunting and Nature Interpretive Programs.
Thurmont
With 25 miles of hiking trails winding through both Catoctin Mountain Park and Cunningham Falls State Park a variety of experiences are available. The roads of the Park offer scenic driving all year; amping, picnicking, wildlife viewing, fly-fishing,...
Milton
A 143-acre refuge maintained by the Nature Conservatory along the banks of the Broadkill River. Features native flora and fauna, including rare plants and more than 100 bird species. Several distinct habitats represented, such as upland forest, tidal...
Lewes
Cape Henlopen's beaches attract thousands of visitors who enjoy ocean swimming and sunbathing. Two designated swimming beaches provide lifeguard patrols between Memorial Day weekend and Labor Day. Umbrellas can be rented during the summer. The northe...
Sharpsburg
Joining a Ranger program, driving, hiking, and biking are just a few of the ways to experience the battlefield. Start at the park visitor center which includes two films, exhibits and a museum store.
Cape May
The County Park area has picnic tables, kids playgrounds, biking paths and fishing areas. The Zoo has about 550 different types of birds, reptiles and mammals.
Rehoboth Beach
This three-mile stretch of barrier island is a playground of sand, surf, and sun along Delaware's Atlantic coast.
Rehoboth Beach
Holts Landing is an undiscovered facet of the Diamond State's park system. The 203-acres area contains a variety of beautiful landscapes, from bay shore beach to grassy fields and hardwood forests. Historically, the shores of the inland bays were hom...
Hammonton
Throughout Wharton are rivers and streams for canoeing, hiking trails, miles of unpaved roads for mountain biking and horseback riding and numerous lakes, ponds and fields ideal for wildlife observation and a family exploration.
Ocean City
Extremely popular with families for for hiking, fishing, crabbing, boating and sunbathing, the park offers outstanding scenic beauty and endless opportunities for observing a multitude of migratory and residential wildlife.
Big Pool
offers an extensive colonial era experience, with restored barracks and fort buildings; fishing, boating and hiking opportunities on the rivers plus a traditional adventure playground.
Tuckerton
A swimming lake also suitable for for boating and canoeing, wide open spaces for exploration and wildlife spotting and the Absegami trail is just the right size for families.
Pennington
Enjoy the more than 10 miles of hiking trails, the wonder of the Kate Gorrie Butterfly House, and the exhibits and animals of the Buttinger Nature Center - plus get on mission with the science of water and understand what we can do to help!
Berkeley Springs
Berkeley Springs State Park is located in the center of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The Bathhouse first opened in 1930. Since then, thousands have enjoyed the variety of baths and treatments in the warm mineral waters that flow from the springs...
North Easton
Fishing, canoeing, trails...even ice-skating are waiting for kids to enjoy at this historically significant park in beautiful Massachusetts.
Lebanon
Welcomes swimmers, boaters, fishermen, picnickers and campers to its scenic shore. Camping opportunities accessible by hike or boat. There are two playgrounds and volleyball nets on the beachfront.
Mifflinburg
Featuring a swimming beach, fishing and adventure play plus hiking and biking trails for the summer; ice fishing, snow mobiling and cross country skiing in the winter.
Spotsylvania
Kids can learn from experts about panning for gold, and enjoy boating, fishing and seasonal swimming, as well as trails to enjoy!
Petersburg
Take time to explore our Discovery Rooms, tour the Raptor Center, walk the network of trails and boardwalk over the wetlands at the inflow of Lake Perez, and visit our gardens and bird feeder areas.
Manalapan
Offers miles of hiking and horseback riding trails, picnic areas, adventure playground, a restored Revolutionary War farmhouse and an interactive visitor center.
Long Valley
Over a hundred bird species and wildlife such as black bear, woodchuck, deer and fox live in the park, which is a favorite place for wildlife spotters, anglers, hikers and picnickers. Even in the heat of midsummer, the temperature of Black River gorg...
Benton
Take the Falls Trail and explore the Glens, which boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, each cascading through rock-strewn clefts in this ancient hillside. A classic family hike with a fairytale edge!
Andover
Hunting, hiking, fishing, boating, mountain biking, birding, and horseback riding are popular activities here, plus cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing seasonally.
Stillwater Township
With a series of short trails ideal for young children featuring duck ponds and bird blinds, also suitable for walking, biking, roller blading and skate boarding. A playground and open playing fields are located near the picnic area.
Beaverdam Park
(139 Miles)
Gloucester
Gloucester's largest park (1340 acres) is located in the central part of the county and surrounds a 635-acre lake. Beaverdam Park is open 7 days a week year-round and only closes on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Hours of operation through Labor ...
Maymont
(145 Miles)
Richmond
Maymont is home to many native Virginia animals including mammals, reptiles, birds, amphibians and fish. Hundreds of animals, representing more than 100 species, reside within Maymont's groundsat the Children's Farm, in the Wildlife Exhibits and in t...
Forksville
Provides outstanding views, especially during fall foliage, plus a dam for swimming in, and hunting, fishing and boating opportunities.
Riverside Park
(156 Miles)
Manhattan
Riverside Park Fund nurtures Riverside Park’s well-being, helps preserve its historic nature and leads the community in developing active stewardship. Founded in 1986 by a small group of community activists, today Riverside Park Fund is a strong no...
Chesterfield
Pocahontas State Park offers a variety of outdoor natural, historical and recreational activities including camping, canoeing, swimming, nature programs, guided hikes, birthday parties, scout programs, special events, summer concerts, races and marat...
Hewitt
A wonderland in winter and a restful backdrop for canoeists, boaters and fisherman year round, you may also swim, picnic and hike to your heart's content.
Fairmont
Once the site of a lumber and grist mill community, the scenic treasure of Valley Falls State Park is located only a short drive from Fairmont and Grafton. This 1,145 acre day use park hosts a variety of outdoor recreation including fishing, picnicki...
Ringwood
Stunning gardens intersected with marked and multi use trails. Swimming, boating, canoeing and fishing are all permitted with boat rentals available.
Troy
The 75-acre lake provides fishing, boating and skating, plus great hiking territory and a swimming pool!
Yonkers
The Park’s 278-acres include a swimming pool complex, arboretum and 2 picnic areas. The remainder of the park is heavily wooded with a variety of hiking and mountain bike trails fairly well spread for all ability levels.
Scarsdale
A relaxing and nature filled day out for the kids on this 33-acre nature preserve with trails, animals and indoor environmental education center.

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