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 and Bear Branch Nature Center


300 John Owings Rd.
Westminster, MD 21158

From Westminster, MD:

Take Rt. 140 West to Rt. 97 North

Travel N on route 97 for 3 miles

Turn right on John Owings Rd. (Look for signs at intersection)

Travel 1.5 miles to Hashawha Rd.

Turn left on Hashawha Rd.

Bear Branch Nature Center- located on the right. (Look for sign at bottom of driveway)

Hashawha Environmental Center and Residential Camping Facility - Continue straight through brown metal gate. **Access to residential area is restricted to user groups only**