The Eagle Festival celebrates birds of prey with educational programs that allow the visitor an up-close view of this unique class of birds, as well as many activities for children, from archery to wildlife crafts. Blackwater’s experienced volunteers and staff will be leading several guided tours throughout the day. A map of eagle “hot spots” will also be available for folks who wish to explore the area on their own.
Food and drinks will also be available for purchase throughout the day. Most events happen at the Blackwater Visitor Center, 2145 Key Wallace Drive, in Cambridge, Maryland. Don’t miss out on this free event for the whole family! Details at 410.228.2677 or www.fws.gov/refuge/Blackwater. See the schedule for the day.
On the same weekend is the grand opening of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, located right next to Blackwater Refuge. The weekend will include several family-friendly events. Watch for details at HarrietTubmanByway.org.