Like Miss Muffet, many of us are frightened by spiders; especially by the way they walk mechanically along their webs. In fictional worlds, such Tolkien’s Middle-Earth, giant spiders are major villains. The reality is that spiders are actually quite beneficial in nature.
Creepy Crawly Spider Walk
On Saturday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Cromwell Valley Park is offering the Creepy Crawly Spider Walk, a program suitable for ages 5 to 8 with an adult, at the Willow Grove Nature Center. Reservations are required to attend the program, and walk-ins are not allowed.
The Creepy Crawly Spider Walk is $2.00 for members and $4.00 for non-members. To attend a program and/or become a member click here for the registration forms.
Children can listen to a story and make craft relating to spiders. Afterwards, they will hike around the park to discover the different kinds of spiders and the webs they create.
In case of inclement weather such as heavy rain contact the park office after 9am. Contact information for Cromwell Valley Park can be found at the end of this article.
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.
Willow Grove Nature Education Center
The Willow Grove Nature Education Center is open most weekdays 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 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, check out the reptiles and amphibians native to Maryland.
So check out Cromwell Valley Park on Saturday, April 13 from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. for the Creepy Crawly Spider Walk. 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