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Self-Guided Adventures

For explorers-at-heart of all ages

Adventures that fit into your schedule, these self-guided activities allow you to explore Piscataway Park anytime it's open. From birding to time-travel, there's an adventure for everyone. 

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Piscataway Park
Fairy Trail
June-November (Closed for the season)

Explore the magic of the fairy trail with the help of a special online guide created with knowledge from the fairies themselves! You see, fairies are plugged into the secrets of the forest and their guide will show you a whole new way of seeing the wooded world.

Access the guide here, or scan the QR codes you find along the trail. 

Fairy Trail
Choose your adventure...
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Bird Adventure Pack

Be a citizen ornithologist and discover the feathered residents of Piscataway Park. Rent a pack from the Visitor Center during opening hours, or download the activity guide online for a virtual experience.


*Each pack includes binoculars, field guides, and a special activity.

Compass Pointing North


Geocaching is a modern treasure hunt for adventure seekers who want to get outside and explore. Each "cache" is a hidden container you locate using a handheld GPS device (or your smartphone!). Six caches are hidden in Piscataway Park—can you find them all?

Rent a GPS unit from the Visitor Center during opening hours, or use your own tech and start hunting!

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Nature Scavenger Hunt

Attention! Eager explorers and astute adventurers wanted to traverse the trails of Piscataway Park in search of nature's most fascinating finds. See how many of the nature items on our list you can find and photograph. Purchase a nature scavenger hunt guide from the Visitor Center during opening hours or download the guide online for a virtual experience.

Natue Adventures

National Colonial Farm

Scavenger Hunt

Explore the historic buildings of the National Colonial Farm while trying to solve a series of historic puzzles and riddles. Will you be able to find everything you need to solve the final puzzle?

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Awnings, Bricks, and Clapboard

What does a house tell us about the people who lived in it? This in-depth look at the structures of the National Colonial Farm examines how buildings were used and constructed on an 18th century tobacco farm. Learn about how small landowners like the owners of Laurel Branch would have fit into the hierarchy of Southern Maryland.

History Adventures
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