The Oregon Ridge Nature Center is a facility of the Baltimore County Department of Recreation & Parks, supported and assisted by the Oregon Ridge Nature Center Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. This web site is managed by the Council. -- Please support us.-- Click here to find membership information.

News and Events

For information and reservations call 410-887-1815.

Inclement weather? ORNC follows Baltimore County Recreation and Parks weather policy. Click here to check for closings or delays.

MAPLE SUGARING WEEKEND - Today's (March 1st) event has been cancelled due to the winter storm warning being in effect from 7 am today until 3 am Monday. Keep us on your calendars for next year! Our maple weekends are always on the last two weekends of February. Please join us at our Pancake Breakfast on March 7 and 8 (see below).

ANNUAL PANCAKE BREAKFAST - March 7 & 8, 8AM-12PM - Celebrate the end of the sugar season at the Oregon Ridge Lodge with our annual Pancake Breakfast. Enjoy a stack of hot cakes drizzled with maple syrup and served with grilled sausage, orange juice, milk, or coffee. There will be raffles, music, flowers and gift shop sales, face painting and much more! Tickets are sold at the door, no reservations needed. $7 for adults, $4 for children ages 2-8.

MONTHLY SPEAKERS SERIES - March 16, 7:30 PM - "Eastern Bluebirds: Twenty Years of Stories and Observation" by Katharine Patterson. Free!

ASSOCIATION OF NATURE CENTER ADMINISTRATORS (ANCA) OPEN FORUM - March 20th at 10AM at Oregon Ridge Nature Center. Meet and network with colleagues and discuss topics of interest while visiting Oregon Ridge. RSVP to For more information or to register, contact the nature center at 410-887-1815. Click here or above to see our flyer.

MARYLAND MASTER NATURALIST TRAINING - Applications are now being accepted for the spring session. Visit our Volunteer page for more information.



The Nature Center is open from 9 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday.
We are closed on Mondays. The park grounds are open dawn to dusk everyday.

Contact Information

facebookAddress: 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

Phone: 410-887-1815 • TDD/Deaf 410-887-5319

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Oregon Ridge Lodge

Concerning reservations for picnics and meetings, and for questions about Fireworks, BSO Concerts, the Lake and Swimming at Oregon Ridge; please contact the Oregon Ridge Lodge at 410-887-1818.