Marshy Point Nature Center
Special Events

Special Events

In addition to ongoing activities and nature programs, Marshy Point hosts some special seasonal events. 

Adult and child using plastic poles to catch pretend fish in tubMaple Sugar Time
Held on the last two weekends of February

Stop by and learn about how sap is collected from maple trees and how it is turned into maple syrup and maple sugar. Demonstrations and tastings all day, with tree-tapping hikes every hour from 11 am to 3 pm.

Spring Festival
Usually held on the third Saturday of April

The Spring Festival celebrates the change of season and the return of warm weather. Admission and parking are free, with family-friendly activities for all ages. Activities include live music, animal talks, crafts, canoe rides, wood carvers, and more.

May Day Faerie Festival 
May 6-7, 2023 | 10am-5pm

Spoutwood Farm and Baltimore County are delighted to partner together again to present the 2023 May Day Faerie Festival at the picturesque and tranquil Rocky Point Park this year. While the Chesapeake Bay may be far from the rolling hills and fields of Spoutwood, the same water that flows through Spoutwood’s Pierceville Run eventually meets the Chesapeake Bay and touches Rocky Point. Connected by water, spirit, and mission, both Spoutwood Farm and Rocky Point exist to further an appreciation for the natural world and demonstrate our shared connection to the environment.

The May Day Faerie Festival will allow both organizations to share the magic of nature and celebrate the wonder of the season. The opportunity to bring a community of friends and fae together is exciting and enchanting. After the festival, both Spoutwood and Rocky Point are looking forward to turning your support into the educational programs that will make the world a friendlier, better, and more magical place.

MPNCC Member Fish Fry
Held in mid-June

Kids walking along ropes course on forest trailThe picnic thanks Nature Center Members for their support. (Become a member today and join the fun!) The evening activity includes a fried fish supper with live music and raffles.

Fall Festival
Held on the first Saturday of Fall

The Fall Festival showcases the harvest season with autumn activities and family fun. Activities include animal shows, apple cider pressing, honey extraction, crafts, Native American games and archery, canoe tours, and the Marsh Mucker Obstacle Course for kids.

Holiday Party
Held on the first Saturday of December

All are welcome to celebrate the season at this fun-filled family event. Activities include wreath making, carols and songs, popcorn-stringing, and live music. Refreshments are provided but all are encouraged to bring a dessert to share.