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Wild Montgomery

Enjoy and explore Montgomery County's beautiful wild places!

Despite urbanization, Montgomery County has a wealth of Green Getaways and Best Natural Areas that provide refuge for wild species and respite for residents and visitors. There are hundreds of miles of natural trails that wind through forests and fields, peaceful stream valleys, protected conservation parks, award-winning public gardens, and nature centers that offer people of all ages hands-on experiences.

Your parks offer a wide variety of outdoor and nature programs for all ages throughout the year. From hikes, rockclimbing and kayaking to stream exploration, star gazing, and maple-sugaring, you can always find a fun, educational activity that celebrates our natural environment. You can find out about upcoming events, programs and volunteer opportunities on the main Parks Calendar, at and on our Facebook page.

Online exhibits buttonVisit our Online Exhibits to explore our environmental stewardship activities through our conservation parks, biodiversity habitats, best natural areas and more. The Green Getaways tab will show you some of the best natural sites in the county. The Resources tab will provide you with a list of various locations, organizations and links you can visit for more information. We hope you will use this website as your resource to learn more about the beautiful, natural areas the county has to offer.

Forest and lake scene

You don’t need to travel far to immerse yourself in the natural world!