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All programs require registration unless otherwise noted.


Programs listed in the calendar are for individuals and families. If you have a group, such as scouts, that would like a program, please contact the Estuary Center or complete and return our Program Request Form.


Click here for OPCA online registration or HC online registration or call 410-612-1688.

Download a .pdf version of our summer calendar of events.

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Days Cove Fall Foliage Kayak

10/26/2019 @ 11:00 am-2:00 pmVisit the junction of the Big and Little Gunpowder Falls to search for eagles above, beavers below, and the changing foliage all around! This is an approximately 4 mile round trip paddle; recommended for experienced kayakers. *Meet at Mariner Point Park

Children's Garden Club

10/26/2019 @ 11:30 am-12:30 pmGet out the shovels and trowels to grow a garden full of fun! Cook, create, and explore while learning about how a garden is connected to us and the wild world around us.

Halloween Dinner Cruise Pontoon

10/26/2019 @ 5:00 pm-6:30 pmDress for the occasion and step onto the Water Strider for a relaxing cruise on the river. Watch the sun slip below the horizon while enjoying a "spirited" seasonal dinner. *Meet at the Estuary Center

Sunday Trail Running

10/27/2019 @ 10:00 am-11:00 amLog your miles while enjoying some beautiful scenery and some fellow nature enthusiasts! All skill levels/paces welcome. The course is an out and back, single track, approx. 2 miles long (but you can run it more than once if you choose).


10/27/2019 @ 2:00 pm-4:00 pmBecome a part of a volunteer team of invasive plant removers and native plant restorers. Learn why non-native invasive plants are a threat to our ecosystem, how to identify problem plants, and removal and restoration strategies. Wear sturdy shoes, long sleeves, and work gloves for field work in the Reserve each meeting date, weather permitting.



Monday thru Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.



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Anita C. Leight Estuary Center / 700 Otter Point Road, Abingdon MD 21009 / 410-612-1688