Thursday, August 29, 2013

Labor Day Weekend Activities in the Parks

Looking for fun and educational activities the whole family will enjoy this Labor Day weekend? Try these free and low-cost events offered by Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission:

Friday, August 30, 2013:

Campfire and Nature Walk at Locust Grove Nature Center, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. Bring your own hot dogs and buns for a picnic by the fire, and parks staff will provide fixings for s’mores afterwards. Then take a nature walk under the stars. Registration is $6 (Course #237855).

Saturday, August 31, 2013:

Underground Railroad Free Guided Hike at Woodlawn Manor Cultural Park, 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Join talented volunteer conductors on a simulated Underground Railroad Experience hike along a two mile trail. You’ll learn about various techniques freedom seekers used to elude trackers, find food and navigate their way north to freedom.

The annual Monarch Fiesta Day at Black Hill Regional Park,10 a.m. – 3 p.m. A free celebration of the Monarch butterfly and its amazing annual migration to Mexico, featuring Monarch tagging and release, tours of the Monarch Waystation, an insect hunt, Monarch movies and more.

Sunday, September 1, 2013:

Can You Canoe at Black Hill Regional Park at 9 a.m. Spend two hours with an expert instructor learning various ways to use a canoe. Canoes, paddles and vests are all provided with registration fee of $16. Register for Course #245960.

Kingsley Schoolhouse Free Guided Tour at Little Bennett Regional Park, 1 p.m. – 4 p.m. Take a free tour of this one-room 1893 schoolhouse and learn from trained docents what it was like to attend school in the 1920s.  Visit History in the Parks for more information.

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