Tilting back and forth, the Earth makes its yearly journey around the sun creating equinox and solstice events. A solstice is when the Earth tilts towards or away from the sun, indicating summer and winter. An equinox is when the Earth is not tilted towards or away from the sun, indicating spring and fall. Throughout history mankind has used the start of these events to determine the season. Learn more about the winter soltice check out Cromwell Valley Park.
Solstice Candle Making
On Sunday, December 20 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.; Cromwell Valley Park is offering Solstice Candle Making, a program suitable for ages 8 and older at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.
The cost is $4.00 for members and $6.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Welcome the winter soltice and celebrate the longest day of the year at Cromwell Valley Park by creating special candles.
What You Need to Know
Cromwell Valley Park is located on 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road? The Main Visitor Entrance is at Willow Grove Farm (second gate). Click here for directions to the park.
There are many family activities suited to children and their families available at Cromwell Valley Park, many of them are interactive or hands-on. Some activities include hiking, camping, gardening, and crafts.
Adults and seniors can join the fun through seminars, classes, sales, and other events.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Cromwell Valley Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.
Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. most weekdays, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed Sundays. Hours are dependent on outdoor programs and available staff, so call ahead to see if they are open.
According to the Cromwell Valley Park, the Willow Grove Nature Education Center “offers plenty of opportunities for visitors to learn about nature, farming, local history, and conservation awareness.”
Also, visit the reptiles, amphibians, and mammals native to Maryland.
Check out Cromwell Valley Park on Sunday, December 20 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. for Solstice Candle Making. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234