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Jamming with wild berries at Cromwell Valley Park

 Basket of wild blackberries
Basket of wild blackberries
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The spring and summer growing season is here. It is the time to plant vegetable gardens and flower beds. Strawberry patches will be teeming with delicious fruits. Mother Nature is getting in the groove by producing wild berries and edible mushrooms. As children many of us remember picking wild berries so mom could make jams and jellies.

Wild Berry Jam
On Thursday, June 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Wild Berry Jam, a program suitable for ages 5 and older with an adult at the Willow Grove Nature Center.

The cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.

Wild berries will be ready for June picking, and the Cromwell Valley Park will demonstrate making wild berry jam.

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 the Cromwell Valley Park for Wild Berry Jam, on Thursday, June 26 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Further information about the Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the link below.

Have a great day!

Cromwell Valley Park
2175 Cromwell Bridge Road
Baltimore, MD 21234

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