Family & Children’s Programs

 Below are just a few of the amazing programs we normally offer throughout the year.  Contact us if you have any questions and we can’t wait to see you!

Owl Prowl

Join us after dark to search the woods of Eden Mill for some of Maryland’s native owls and wildlife!

Learn about these incredible creatures while we call them, and track them through the woods.

$9/member or $11/non-member

Mindfulness Hike and Kundalini Yoga

Thursday, September 16 at 4:30 pm Thursday, October 21 at 4:30 pm Thursday, November 18 at 3pm

A volunteer with yoga experience will lead a mindfulness walk along Eden Mill trails with sensory activities to observe our deep connection to nature.  Afterwards, we will move   into a short Kundalini yoga practice with techniques to center the mind and restore balance to the body.



Preschool Nature Series

Preschool Nature Series

Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Programs will include nature games and activities, a story, craft, and a hike exploring the landscape.

Offered on Tuesday mornings from 9:45 AM- 10:45AM or 11AM-12PM

  • September 7: Busy Bees
  • September 14: Harvest Moon
  • September 21: Monarchs on the Move
  • September 28: Apples Abound
  • October 5: Nutty Squirrels
  • October 12: Batty for Bats
  • October 19: Pumpkin Party
  • October 26: Not So Spooky Spiders
  • November 2: Corn-y
  • November 9: Falling Leaves
  • November 16: Gobble, Gobble Turkey 

Ages 2-5 with an adult

 $9/member; $7/member sibling; or $11/non-member per  date 

Hunting the Haunted

Hunting the Haunted

Saturday, October 9

Join Adam Elliot, a professional storyteller and local historian, for an evening of TRUE ghost stories and a guided ghost hunt. A session of chilling tales supported by photographs, documents, and paranormal evidence from the mill will be followed by ghost hunts of the mill and cemetery (weather permitting).

 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM

Ages 10 and up (minors must be accompanied by a paying adult). 

$11/member; $16/non-member


Monarch Mania

Let’s chase some butterflies at Eden Mill. Come join our summer intern and learn all about Monarchs. We will search for caterpillars, look for a chrysalis, and maybe eve catch a monarch. We will also play a game, and make a butterfly feeder to take home.



Canoe Trips

Sunrise/Sunset Canoe Trips

July - September
Thursday evenings at 5:45 p.m. and select Saturdays at 9:00 a.m.

Join us for a guided hike, but on the water in a canoe! This canoe trip is designed to acquaint participants with the natural surroundings of Deer Creek. Exploration of the environment is enhanced by the use of canoes to travel along the creek. The emphasis, during these relaxed excursions, is on environmental education and interpretation, provided by the naturalist who accompanies the group. Bring your family, group, or a friend and enjoy the wildness of Deer Creek.

Offered on Thursday evenings and select Saturday mornings July -September for ages 6 – adult. 

$10/member or $12/non-member

Wee Wonders Summer 2021

Wee Wonders Summer

A multi day program for your wee one. Bring your preschooler to Eden Mill to discover the wonder of nature! Each day we will enjoy nature games and activities, a story, craft and a hike exploring the landscape.
exploring the landscape.


Bird Banding

Bird Banding

Returning this Fall!

Bird banding is the process of attaching a small metal or plastic band or tag around a bird’s leg in order to identify individual birds from the band’s unique number

Join Mark Johnson banding birds. Banding will take place at the Joe Vangrin Memorial Pavilion, located near the trail head, with intermittent walks to check the nets. Select dates in the spring and fall.  Free.  All ages.

If you have found or harvested a banded bird, please report it at You’ll need the band number, or numbers, if the bird has more than one band.

Richard Anderson’s Creature Features

Contact us for more information about this program

Eden Mill is proud to partner with Richard Anderson to make his Creature Features low cost education programs available to Maryland school students.

Harford County Parks and Recreation Programs at Eden Mill

Summer Camps
Homeschool Programs
Animal Encounters
Family Feed
...and more!

Register and pay online for Harford County Parks & Recreation programs, held at Eden Mill,  by viewing their catalog!