VISIT US

GOOD THINGS AWAIT, NATURALLY

The nature center and campus have lots of charm. Our cozy exhibit hall displays native live animals and artifacts. Backpacks with binoculars and other equipment are available for checking out with an I.D. Maps and other brochures in lobby . We are open for walk-in visitors Tuesday - Saturday, 1-3 PM. 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 4:30 pm; however, additional open and free parking is at nearby park entrance at Eagle Drive. You can access all trails from this point.

 

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 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.

Charming hand-painted sign
Charming hand-painted sign
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Volunteers enjoy time in the park
Volunteers enjoy time in the park
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Birds in Flight sculpture
Birds in Flight sculpture
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Gazebo just outside CMNC
Gazebo just outside CMNC
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Child searches for critters
Child searches for critters
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Preying mantis sculpture at CMNC
Preying mantis sculpture at CMNC
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Winans Chapel at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Winans Chapel at Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
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Orianda House at the Crimean estate in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
Orianda House at the Crimean estate in Gwynns Falls Leakin Park
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Squirrel sculpture at CMNC
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 check yourself when you get home. Wear proper footwear.  Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.