DNR Encourages Children To Explore The Outdoors During Spring Vacation

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The Maryland State Park Service offers countless opportunities for children of all ages to explore the outdoors during the springtime. Events across the state enable children to enjoy festivities of the season and investigate their natural world.

“Maryland’s state parks are safe, positive environments which encourage discovery and foster an appreciation of the outdoors in youth,” said Nita Settina, Maryland Parks Service Superintendent. “With nearly 50 parks in Maryland, there is sure to be one near your home.”

A variety of holiday-themed activities are taking place throughout the state, including:

Central Maryland:

Star-Gazing Party
Saturday, March 22 at 8 p.m.
Soldier’s Delight N.E.A., 5100 Deer Park Road in Owings Mills (Baltimore County)

Eastern Shore:

Tuckahoe Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 22 at 1 p.m.
Tuckahoe State Park, 13070 Crouse Mill Road in Queen Anne (Caroline County)

Southern Maryland:

Smallwood Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Saturday, March 22 at 10 a.m.
Smallwood State Park, 2750 Sweden Point Road in Marbury (Charles County)

Nondenominational Easter Sunrise Service
Sunday, March 23 at 6:30 a.m.
Point Lookout State Park, 11175 Point Lookout Road, in Scotland (St. Mary’s County)

Western Maryland:

Natural Egg Dying on Dan’s Mountain
Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
Deep Creek State Park and NRMA, 898 State Park Road, in Swanton (Garrett County)

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