Suitland Bog Tour
Home to many rare and beautiful species of plants, including carnivorous pitcher plants and sundews, the Suitland Bog, located off Suitland Road, is one of the few remaining bogs in the Washington, D.C. area. Guided hikes for all ages are available by reservation.
Jug Bay 10K/5K "Run for Wildlife" and 3K Fun Walk
Held the first Saturday in November, this 10K/5K foot race and 3K fun walk takes participants along the banks of the Patuxent River and across a 1,000-foot bridge through a wetland area. All proceeds go toward wildlife conservation projects.
Conservation ClubThe Conservation Club provides youth with the perfect opportunity to earn volunteer service hours while working with the Park Rangers and enjoying the outdoors. Activities include tree planting, trail enhancement, river clean-ups, and more. Call the Park Ranger Office for available dates. Ages 13 to 17.
Bike RodeoParticipants learn tips on how to ride a bike safely by doing a skills course, bike safety discussion, bike and helmet check, and a basic bike course. Participants provide working bikes and properly fitting helmets. Contact your community center for available dates. Ages 6 to 12.
The Kayak Program at Lake Artemesia provides an opportunity for persons 12 years of age and older to see the lake in a different view. Participants will see waterfowl, turtles, fish and other local wildlife. Persons under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Tandem kayaks available by request (call 301-6277755) after registering. Ages 12 & up.
Archery is one of the oldest sports in the world. Come and learn the basics of using a bow and arrow. Concentration, patience, coordination and safety awareness are just a few of the many skills that archery helps develop. Adult supervision required for persons under 18. Ages 8 & up.
Join the Park Rangers as they teach you about fishing! Learn casting, handling fish, fishing ethics & safety, and fish biology. Equipment and bait will be provided or bring your own. Program is recommended for beginners. Adult supervision required. Ages 6 to 12.
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