Marbury, MD — Summer may be coming to an end, but there are still plenty of outdoor activities available for the entire family at Smallwood State Park this September.

On Sundays (with the exception of September 8) you can enjoy a group hike and explore the natural wonders of the park. Hikers meet up at the Discovery Center at 10 a.m. You’ll learn about trees, wildlife and the park’s unique environment while getting exercise in the great outdoors.

Stick around the until 3 p.m. on Sundays and join park staff as they feed the animals of the Smallwood Discovery Center. Learn about the animals and what it takes to keep them happy and healthy. (Program will not be held September 8)

On Saturday, September 14 from 3:30-5 p.m. come to the Retreat House to take a step back in time and learn all about Colonial life. 

On the evening of September 14, join park staff for a night walk from 7 – 8 p.m. Bring a flashlight to explore the darkness at Smallwood State Park and find out just what goes bump in the night.

Saturday, September 21 brings two great opportunities. From 3 to 3 :30 p.m. join park staff at the Discovery to create a make-and-take wildflower seed bomb. These seed bombs help to spread wildflowers wherever they are planted/thrown.

From 6:30-7:30 p.m., you can show off your artistic side by painting the sunset over Mattawoman Creek. Paper, paint and the great view will be provided.

On Saturday, September 28 at 3 p.m., kids can make a fun nature craft in the Discovery Center.

Later that day, at 7:30 p.m., meet park staff at Pavilion #1 for a nighttime tour of the Retreat House. Be sure to bring a flashlight.

Unless otherwise noted, events are held rain or shine, free and fun for all ages; donations are always welcome. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.