Cheltenham Wetlands Park Tour
This 270-acre park features a wetland nature study trail complete with boardwalks and overlooks providing excellent opportunities to view wetland wildlife. Inhabitants include frogs, bluebirds, deer, muskrats, hawks and much more. Guided wetland tours for all ages are available by reservation.
Suitland Bog TourHome 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 WalkHeld 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.
USATF Certified Course: MD07001RT(10K)/MD07002RT(5K). All ages welcome.
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. Ages 6 to 12.
Kayak ProgramThe Kayak Program at Lake Artemesia provides an opportunity for persons 6 years of age and older to see the lake in a different view. Participants will see waterfowl, turtles, fish and other local wildlife.The Park Rangers also offer kayak lessons. Ages 12 & up.
ArcheryArchery 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. Ages 8 & up.
FishingJoin 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. Ages 6 to 12.
The Natural and Historical Resources DivisionProgram Planning Handbook