Nature Quest provides a great opportunity to experience the outdoors and be active with friends and family while discovering some of the best parks and trails in Baltimore County. You can bike, hike, or canoe on designated trails to complete the Nature Quest and earn fun prizes. The Nature Quest is ongoing but Questers who complete at least 5 trails each year receive free admission to the Quest Festival on October 21, noon to 2 PM at Lake Roland Park and are entered into raffles for great prizes.
Complete the Quest
- Get your Passport booklet. Pick up a Nature Quest booklet from your local Wegmans store, at participating parks (Lake Roland, Oregon Ridge Nature Center, Cromwell Valley Park, Marshy Point Nature Center, Honeygo Run Regional Park, Maryland Agricultural Center, Benjamin Banneker Historical Park, Fort Howard, or Red Run Stream Valley Trail), or download one here.
- Start hiking. Take your booklet and a pencil or crayon and head out on the trails. Record your progress by making a rubbing, with a pencil or crayon, of the trail marker located on each of the 13 trails in the booklet.
- Collect your prizes. Prizes are awarded after accumulating rubbings from at least 5 of the 13 trails and can be picked up at any of the participating parks. In addition to the prizes, questers who complete 5 trails or more also receive free admission to the Nature Quest Fest in the Fall. Questers who complete 9 or more trails will be entered into drawings for great prizes!