Eden Mill Nature Committee

History of the Eden Mill Nature Center & Park
In 1964, Harford County Department of Parks and Recreation acquired the mill and 57 acres that comprise Eden Mill Nature Center and Park.

In 1991, a group of community leaders and educators created the Eden Mill Nature Center to "Provide an opportunity for all people to develop a greater appreciation and awareness of the historical and natural resources of the area." This community group became the Eden Mill Nature Committee, Inc.

Sustaining the Nature Center

Through their efforts and with support of Harford County Parks and Recreation as well as many businesses in the community, they have sustained the nature center. They also designed, built, and maintain over 5 miles of hiking trails, initiated the preservation of the 200 year old mill, purchased ten canoes and developed and set standards for conducting environmental canoe trips.

They built a new community meeting room, worked with Harford County to have a pavilion and pedestrian bridge constructed, developed and conducted environmental education programs that have reached over 40,000 people in the last 6 years, and initiated the design and development of an accessible canoe launch that will allow everyone to enjoy the wonders of nature. 
 
They initiated evening, family-oriented canoe trips, and developed and constructed kid friendly exhibits in the nature center. They established a canoe training program used by Harford County Schools, and have and continue to conduct and develop numerous outdoor education programs. Without the invaluable interest and dedication of this group of community leaders, the Eden Mill facility would still most likely be today - a vacant building.

For further program listings and information, please visit the Eden Mill Nature Center website and Eden Mill Nature Center and Park page.

Available Programs
  1. Arts & Crafts
  2. Camps
  3. Canoeing
  4. Educational
  5. Field Trips
  6. Hiking
  7. Holiday
  8. Walking
Nature Storybook Art
  • Select Tuesdays each month
  • 4:15 - 6 p.m.
  • Ages 5-10
  • Fee: $52 / member or $55 / non-member per month (4 classes)
Nature Storybook Art, developed and taught by Brenda Marsden, allows children to become more aware of book illustration by experiencing hands-on techniques as part of easy art projects. Children are invited to explore art activities with materials readily available in most homes and schools.

Each activity builds new awareness about books, illustrators, and their art techniques. Each illustrator is paired with a book, and presented to the child artist for an art activity of creative value. Children will see a relationship of book illustrations to their own art explorations. Individuals must pre-register.

Art techniques include:
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Collage
  • Crafting / Constructing
Preschool Nature Series
  • Select Fridays, monthly; 10 - 11:30 a.m.
  • Ages 2-5 with an adult
  • Fee: $8 / member with $6 / member sibling or $10 / non-member per date
This exciting Nature Series features activities, live animals, crafts, snacks, and exploration of various parts of Eden Mill Park. Program is taught by Tiny Wonders instructor, Kim Truxel. Participants must pre-register.