Winter Warmth and Wilderness Skills
How did people survive in the winter before modern times? Join us for discussion and demonstrations of both modern and primitive winter wilderness skills. Participants will also sample winter tea made from local, wild edible plants. Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Winter Farmers Market
Visitors to the market will enjoy a diverse mix of local farm and artisanal food products from top regional producers. Held on the second Saturday of each month through spring. Indoors with free parking. Visit the Winter Farmers Market page on facebook for details.
Bring your valentine for a romantic, lantern-lit snowshoe for two through the evening woods. Together, you’ll discover romantic notes hidden along the trail, and share some quiet moments outdoors. Then, warm up indoors with hot drinks and decadent desserts. Limited to 20 couples, registration is required. Snowshoes provided. Program for adults. $20/couple for members; $30/couple for public.
Animal Tracking Snowshoe Hike
Come out and stretch your winter weary legs on the trails of Baltimore Woods! Learn how to identify animal tracks and decipher the stories left behind. Snowshoes are included, if needed. This is an outdoor program, dress warmly! Program for adults. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Star Party: Elusive Planet Mercury
NOTE: Despite possible cloud cover, tonight’s Star Party WILL take place! It’s possible that the program will be inside the Interpretive center, so look for Bob Piekiel inside at 5:30pm if you don’t see him in the field near the parking lot.
This is a good chance to see the elusive planet Mercury, right after sunset, plus the area surrounding Orion, one of the brightest in the sky. We have to start early to catch Mercury, and we might still get a good view of Uranus. Back-up date February 17th. Be sure to dress warmly. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public.
Snowshoes, Stars and Stories
Bring your family out on a snowshoeing adventure as we take a hike through the mysterious moonlit winter trails of Baltimore Woods. We’ll travel down to Phillip’s Cabin where we will be welcomed by a crackling fire, hot cocoa, and tantalizing tales. Snowshoes will be provided. Program for ages 7 and up. $6 for members; $9 for public.
NOTE: This program has been cancelled due to a forecast of inclement weather. The Interpretive Center will be open from 10-4 and the trails are open dawn to dusk regardless of weather, so we hope you will come for a visit!
Clear winter days are perfect to see our nearest star with specially-equipped solar telescopes, showing sunspots, flares, and eruptions. Back-up date February 25th. Be sure to dress warmly. Program for all ages. $6 for members; $9 for public.