The nature center has lots of charm. Our cozy exhibit hall, lodge gathering space, and classrooms display artifacts and native live animals. You'll encounter even more natural treasures as you explore the trails in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park. We are open Monday - Friday, 9AM - 4PM, Saturdays and second Sundays, 10AM - 3PM.


Getting Here

Our address is 1901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD 21207. We are easy to get to by car with ample free parking. You can also take MTA #15 bus to the Bernard E. Mason apartment stop and cross the street to find us.

Enjoy the Trails

There are many natural surface trails that lead from Carrie Murray Nature Center into the park. Learn more about the 15-mile paved trail at Gwynns Falls Trail.

For your safety we ask that you:

  • Leave everything as you find it, and do not pick or collect items.

  • Remain on the trails at all times to protect plants, animals, and yourself.

  • Clean up after your pet.

  • Refrain from running, bike riding, or driving motorized vehicles on natural surface trails.

  • Refrain from launching, operating, or retrieving drones or other remote-controlled aerial vehicles.

  • Refrain from hunting or trapping.

  • Enjoy snacks or picnics in designated areas, and carry out all trash.

  • Do not smoke.

Charming hand-painted sign
Volunteers enjoy time in the park
Birds in Flight sculpture
Gazebo just outside CMNC
Child searches for critters
Preying mantis sculpture at CMNC
Winans Chapel at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Orianda House at the Crimean estate in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Squirrel sculpture at CMNC
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Trail Safety

Please stay on the trails for your safety, and the safety of wildlife. Poison ivy and ticks are common, so be sure to wear proper footwear, learn how to identify each, and be on the lookout. Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Learn more at the website for the Gwynns Falls Trail.

Carrie Murray Nature Center

1901 Ridgetop Road, Baltimore, MD 21207


Carrie Murray Nature Center is operated by Baltimore City Recreation and Parks (BCRP)
Thank you to the Mayor and the Baltimore City Council for supporting BCRP!

©2019 by Carrie Murray Nature Center.