The compass serves as a guide help get us from here to there and back. This device does this by pointing us toward a cardinal direction that is north, south, east or west. It was invented by the ancient Chinese around 206 BC. Do you know how to use a compass to traverse through a natural landscape? You might want to check out Cromwell Valley Park to learn more.
Orienteering at Cromwell
On Sunday, November 29 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m.; Cromwell Valley Park is offering Orienteering at Cromwell, a program suitable for ages 8 and older at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center.
The cost is free for members and non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Learn to navigate through the woods with a compass as instructed by the Park Naturalist. Remember to, “wear sturdy shoes and pants”
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, November 29 from 1 p.m.to 3 p.m. for Orienteering at Cromwell. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.
Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234