VISIT US

GOOD THINGS AWAIT, NATURALLY

The nature center has lots of charm. Our cozy exhibit hall and lodge gathering space display native live animals and artifacts . 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. 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 running, biking, or driving motorized vehicles on 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.

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

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 check yourself when you get home. Wear proper footwear.  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.