Seal of Caroll County, Maryland

Hashawha Environmental Center /
Bear Branch Nature Center

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

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Bear Branch Nature Center offers year-round nature-themed programs for all ages. All programs are listed in the Recreation and Parks program guide. Links to the two most recent guides can be found at the bottom of the left-hand side-bar.

To register, please call Recreation and Parks at 410-386-2103 or visit the online Program Registration site.

Questions? Please call Bear Branch Nature Center staff at 410-386-3580 or email

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