8 Great Reasons to Play Outside This Fall [Pictures]
Grab a jacket, head outside and let autumn envelop you in its crisp chill and spectrum of color. Hike and observe wildlife on the nearest trail, experience another lifetime at a historical festival, or picnic under a harvest moon. Autumn shows us why the "Great Outdoors" is just so great. Here's our list of ideas to get you started. -- Shaun Borsh
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Hit the trail: Eden Mill Nature Center and Historic Grist Mill Museum( Nicole Munchel | Aegis staff / Patuxent Homestead / March 14, 2012 )
The environs of Eden Mill Nature Center are home to all sorts of woodland creatures. Explore the trails to see deer, fox and rabbit. Catch a glimpse of beavers and turtles near Big Branch and Deer creeks. Learn more about the wildlife at the nature center through a variety of free and paid programs on topics like beehives, bird banding and bats. Trails are open daily from dawn to dusk. Nature center and museum are open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m. Free admission to museum; programs at nature center may include a fee.
1617 Eden Mill Road