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The nature center and campus have lots of charm. Our cozy exhibit hall displays native live animals and artifacts. Backpacks, binoculars and other equipment are available for checking out with an I.D. Maps and other brochures are also available in the lobby, and our friendly staff are always available to help with trail recommendations and tips on seasonal points of interest in the park. We are open for walk-in visitors Monday-Saturday 8:30am-4:30pm, and open on monthly second Sundays June-August with the same hours. On second Sundays we will be closed the preceding Saturday. Check the calendar to register for programs at other times.  

You'll encounter even more natural treasures as you explore the trails in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park anytime dawn to dusk. The Carrie Murray Nature Center road entrance gate closes at 5 pm; however, additional open and free parking is at nearby park entrance at Eagle Drive. You can access all trails from this point.

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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 the bus to the Bernard E. Mason apartment stop and cross the street to find us.


There are many natural surface trails that lead from Carrie Murray Nature Center into the park. There is also a 15-mile paved multi-use trail--learn more 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.

  • Dogs must be on a leash. Clean up after your pet.                          

  • Our natural surface (non-paved) trails are NOT multi-use. Refrain from biking, or driving motorized vehicles on non-paved trails.

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

  • No hunting or trapping.

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

  • No Fires allowed except in designated grills at permitted picnic areas.

  • Do not smoke.


Please stay on the trails for your safety, and the safety of wildlife. Poison ivy and ticks are common, so be sure to check yourself when you get home. Wear proper footwear.  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. 

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