Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Hashawha Environmental Center /
Bear Branch Nature Center

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    HEC: 410-386-3560
    BBNC: 410-386-3580

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Hashawha Environmental Center &
Bear Branch Nature Center

Hashawha Environmental Center is a 320 acre park that includes 5 miles of multi-use trails, raptor mews, a Chestnut Orchard, fishing at Lake Hashawha, abundant wildlife, and the restored Martin Cabin Homestead.

Hashawha also serves as the home for the Board of Education’s Outdoor School, where each sixth-grader experiences a week of environmental education on-site. The residential camping facility, complete with food service, is available by reservation on weekends and throughout the summer months. Group tent camping is also available.

Also located on the grounds is Bear Branch Nature Center, an environmental education facility that features a planetarium and offers programs, summer camps, special events, informative exhibits and is open to the public for drop in visits. The Center also hosts birthday parties and field trips from school and day care groups throughout the year.