Autumn is the time when farmers prepare for winter by harvesting and storing their crops. To many of us, the humble pumpkin is an important staple during the harvest and Halloween season. It can be seen on nearly every porch masquerading as jack-o-lanterns. The pumpkin does have other valuable uses other than decoration.
Pumpkins – Not Just for Halloween
On Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering Pumpkins – Not Just for Halloween at the Willow Grove Nature Education Center. This program is suitable for families and individuals ages 13 and older. The cost is $3.00 for members and $5.00 for non-members. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed.
Baltimore families can learn about cooking pumpkins during the fall season. Even taste the wonderful treats that are made. At the end of the program, they will take home great tips and recipes.
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 educational activities for children and families offered by 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 on Saturday, November 16 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Pumpkins – Not Just for Halloween. 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