With summer coming to an end, this time of year is a wonderful time to take advantage of our local parks. 


Little Bennett Regional Park - Longing for a peaceful hike through the woods?  Little Bennet boasts wonderful shaded hiking trails. 

23701 Frederick Road  Clarksburg, MD 20871


Little Bennett Regional Park is the largest natural gem of Montgomery County. Throughout its 3,700 acres, you will find over 20 miles of trails leading you to and through quality forests, meadows, and streams. This vast park is home to many historic sites, as well as an abundance of native plants and animals. Additionally, you will find Montgomery County’s only campground, and the Little Bennett Golf Course. While virtually undeveloped, there are plans to enhance the park. Approved in March 2007, the Little Bennett Master Plan will provide a well planned day use area to enrich your future visits to the park. Until then, we look forward to seeing you here in the northern part of the county on our trails or camping in the campground to explore our many natural wonders.


Black Hill Regional Park - Looking to go out on the water?  Check out Black Hill for boating and fishing.

20930 Lake Ridge Drive, Boyds MD 20841


With more than 2,000 acres, Black Hill Regional Park offers such a wide variety of outdoor activities that it's impossible to experience it all in a single visit. You'll enjoy picnic shelters near playgrounds, volleyball courts, paved and natural surface trails, and spectacular views of Little Seneca Lake. The lake can be enjoyed from your private boat, our rental boats, our pontoon tour boat, and the fishing pier. For those who love the solitude of the forest, miles of trails can be explored by foot, horseback or mountain bike. Our nature programs and interpretive tours will enhance your understanding and appreciation of this beautiful park.

Black Hill Regional Park features facilities that have been specially adapted to persons using wheelchairs. The deck of our Visitor Center has been fitted with clear plastic railings so that a person who is seated can view the lake and its surroundings without obstruction. Our newest fishing pier and the Kingfisherpontoon boat are easily accessible by wheelchair.



Brookside Gardens - Come see the beautiful Butterfly Gardens!

1800 Glenallan Avenue  Wheaton, MD 20902



Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission to the gardens is free.

Need Information? Call 301-962-1400.


Gardens: sunrise - sunset.

Visitors Center: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Conservatories: 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



For more information on parks throughout the Montgomery County area, use the Montgomery County Parks website.