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Activities and Programs at Ellanor C. Lawrence Park


Ellanor C. Lawrence Park

The Walney Visitor Center features natural and cultural exhibits and a hands-on area to introduce the public to the past farmland and present parkland. Programs are regularly scheduled. Scavenger-hunt lists, self-guide maps for our orienteering courses and scout packages are available to rent or purchase at the Visitor Center. The Visitor Center is open 9am-5pm, Monday, Wednesday-Friday; noon-5pm Saturday and Sunday, closed Tuesdays.

Activities and Programs at Ellanor C. Lawrence

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To register online, click the program title below. All you need is your member number (or barcode number), a valid email address and a Visa or MasterCard. Not a member yet? Sign up today! or call 703-222-4664.

Van Excursions

2014 Van Excursions

Saturday, April 5
Historic Homes and Sites of Southern Maryland Click to Register with Parktakes Online
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(18 yrs. - Adult) Part one in a series of trips exploring the historic homes and sites of our eastern neighbor. See the homes of John Wilkes Booth co-conspirators Mary Surrat and Dr. Samuel Mudd. Then step further back in time to visit the Thomas Stone National Historic Site. Stone was one of 56 men who risked everything and changed the world when he signed the Declaration of Independence. Bring a bag lunch. Van trip includes a moderate walk; van departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Fee includes all museum admissions. $52/person .

Friday, April 18
Silver Lake Birding Van Tour, Haymarket VA Click to Register with Parktakes Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(18 yrs. - Adult) Search for seasonal visitors and year-round inhabitants of Silver Lake Regional Park. One of the newest parks in Prince William, Silver Lake features a diversity of habitats including a 20 acre lake fed by the Little Bull Run, forest and meadows. 16198 Silver Lake Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van departs from Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $24/person

Saturday April 26
Warblers of WestmorelandClick to Register with Parktakes Online
7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(18 yrs. - Adult) Migrating warblers and other songbirds are numerous along the southern edge of the Potomac River in spring. Visit Westmoreland State Park and George Washington's birthplace. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars. Wear sturdy walking shoes. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van leaves from Ellanor C Lawrence Park. Please register before April 22. $48/person

Sunday, April 27
Reptile Hotspots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(12 yrs. - Adult) Children under 16 should be accompanied by a registered adult. Get on the trail with Mark, Mike and Tony, three of the area's best local herpotologists and visit local herp hotspots, places where reptiles and amphibians may be found. Bring a bag lunch. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $24/person

Friday, May 2
Silver Lake Birding Van Tour, Haymarket VA Click to Register with Parktakes Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(18 yrs. - Adult) Search for seasonal visitors and year-round inhabitants of Silver Lake Regional Park. One of the newest parks in Prince William, Silver Lake features a diversity of habitats including a 20 acre lake fed by the Little Bull Run, forest and meadows. 16198 Silver Lake Rd., Haymarket, VA 20169. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van departs from Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. $24/person

Saturday, May 17
Shorebirds of the Delaware Bay Click to Register with Parktakes Online
7 a.m. - 7 p.m.

(12 yrs. - Adult) Journey to the tidal marshes of the Delaware Bay at the peak of migration to view shorebirds, waterfowl, eagles and many other birds feasting on horseshoe crab eggs. Bring a bag lunch and binoculars. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van leaves Ellanor C. Lawrence Park. Please register by May 6. $48/person

Sunday, May 18
Reptile Hotspots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(12 yrs. - Adult) Children under 16 should be accompanied by a registered adult. Get on the trail with Mark, Mike and Tony, three of the area's best local herpotologists and visit local herp hotspots, places where reptiles and amphibians may be found. Bring a bag lunch. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park $24/person

Sunday, June 22
Reptile Hotspots Click to Register with Parktakes Online
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

(12 yrs. - Adult) Children under 16 should be accompanied by a registered adult. Get on the trail with Mark, Mike and Tony, three of the area's best local herpotologists and visit local herp hotspots, places where reptiles and amphibians may be found. Bring a bag lunch. Van trip includes a moderate hike; van departs Ellanor C. Lawrence Park $24/person


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