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Fort Frederick State Park Hosts Nature Exploration Weekend

Photo of Monarch ButterflyVisitors can explore the wild side of Fort Frederick State Park during the annual Nature Exploration Weekend Aug. 31 through Sept. 2. 

Staff-led outdoor nature activities for all interest levels and ages will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday through Monday. A wide variety of special programs will include a a honeybee presentation with beekeeper Louis Capezuto, 10 a.m. Saturday; Mammals of Fort Frederick, 3 p.m. Saturday through Monday; and an Owl Pellet Dissection, 1 p.m. Saturday through Monday. 

The activities will start in various locations around the park. Visitors can pick up a Nature Exploration Weekend Passport for more details and staff will also be able to direct guests to the correct locations. Parking will be available at the visitors center andnext to Captain Wort’s Sutler Shop near the fort. 

There is a service charge of $3 per car for Maryland residents and $5 per car for non-Maryland residents for this event. Disabled access is available, however, most of the event activities are situated on grassy areas that may present difficult rolls or walks.