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8:30 am

Take Me Fishing

August 17 @ 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Seneca Creek State Park

Join an expert angler for a beginner's course in fishing. The park supplies rods and reels, or you may bring your own. Anyone 16 or older must have a Maryland non-tidal license before coming to the park. Meet at the Boat Center.

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9:00 am

UGRR Guided Hike

August 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8

Hikes last approximately 2.5 hours and are provided by “conductors” who lead groups on a simulated Underground Railroad experience covering 2.0 miles from Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park along a wooded, natural surface trail to the historic Sandy Spring, then back to the new Woodlawn Museum . Hikers learn about various techniques that “freedom seekers” used […]

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1:00 pm

Beautiful Bluebirds

August 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Patuxent River State Park, 23222 Georgia Ave
Brookeville, MD 20833 United States
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Come to the Nature Center at Patuxent River State Park and hear about a successful program that helped save the Eastern Bluebird from extinction.

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2:00 pm

Pontoon Tours

August 17 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Seneca Creek State Park, 11950 Clopper Road
Gaithersburg, MD 20878 United States
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$2

Take a relaxing 45-minute boat ride on the pontoon boat “Blue Heron.” Learn about history of the area and search for that wildlife that call Clopper Lake home. Tours are at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. – meet at the Boat House. There is a small fee in addition to the park entrance fee.

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7:00 pm

Twilight Trek – Underground Railroad Experience

August 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 16501 Norwood Road
Sandy Spring, MD 20860 United States
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$8

A new evening version of Montgomery Parks' popular guided hikes on the Underground Railroad Experience Trail. "Conductors" provide historical context and explain techniques used to navigate the way North to freedom, including the challenges and opportunities nighttime travel presented. Woodlawn Museum admission included. Participants should bring a flashlight and wear light-colored or reflective clothing.

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