Introducing the Gunpowder Passport


Get outdoors in support of land preservation and clean water!

The Explore the Gunpowder Watershed Challenge is a 45 day-long event where participants are encouraged to connect with nature, local businesses, and environmental stewardship.

  • There are 3 Challenges that you can complete between May 1 – June 14 to earn a special “Gunpowder Explorer” embroidered patch.
  • Each Challenge you complete will also earn you an entry to win a free pair of tickets to GVC’s annual dinner, Evening Among the Trees.

Our “Gunpowder Passport Challenge” invites participants to visit local businesses, nature centers and historic venues. Earn 4 stickers to complete this challenge! You can also earn a sticker by volunteering with GVC. We’ll be updating this page later this month with info on how to submit your completed passport.

Where To Get Your Gunpowder Passport

Visit our Passport sponsors and partners to get a FREE “Gunpowder Passport”! Please note we’re in the process of delivering the passports so they should be on display by May 4th.

Boordy Vineyards: 12820 Long Green Pike, Hydes, MD 21082

  • What: Wine sales and wine flights
  • When:  Mon – Fri (10 am – 4:30 pm); Sat – Sun (12 pm – 4:30 pm)

Pipe the Side Brewing: 721 Hanover Pike, Suite 147, Hampstead, MD 21074

  • What: Small-batch brewery and taproom
  • When: Wed-Thurs (5 pm – 9 pm); Fri (3 pm – 10 pm); Sat (12 pm – 10 pm); Sun (12 pm – 6 pm)

Wild Birds Unlimited: 2438 Broad Ave., Timonium, MD 21093

  • What: Your local Backyard Bird Feeding experts
  • When: Mon – Thurs (10 am – 6 pm); Fri (10 am – 5 pm); Sat (9:30 am – 5 pm); Sun (11 am – 4 pm)

Cromwell Valley Park – Willow Grove: 2175 Cromwell Bridge Road, Parkville, MD 21234

  • What: Hiking, birding, nature center, historic lime kiln
  • When: Tues – Sun (9 am to 4 pm Nature Center)

Jerusalem Mill: 2813 Jerusalem Road, Kingsville, MD 21087

  • What: Living history, covered bridge, hiking
  • When: Art exhibit at Lee Gallery (Sat 1 pm – 4 pm);  Blacksmith and General Store Museum (Sat-Sun 1 pm – 4 pm)

Graham Equestrian Center: 10301 Harford Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057

  • What: Horse Discovery Days – Free event to meet horses and learn about riding
  • When: May 6 and June 3 (11 am – 1 pm)

Historical Society of Baltimore County: 9811 Van Buren Lane, Cockeysville, MD 21030

  • What: “Rumor or Fact: A Town Under Loch Raven Reservoir?” presentation
  • When: Sunday, May 21 at 2 pm

Manor Mill: 2029 Monkton Road, Monkton, MD 21111

  • What: Pre-revolutionary grist mill with fine arts gallery, live music, gift shop featuring local artisans
  • When: Wed-Sun (12 pm – 6 pm)

Marshy Point Nature Center: 7130 Marshy Point Road, Middle River, MD 21220

  • What: Waterfront nature center & trails
  • When: Hours: Mon – Sun (9 am – 5 pm for Nature Center)

Oregon Ridge Nature Center: 13555 Beaver Dam Road, Cockeysville, MD 21030

  • What: Nature center, historic outdoor exhibits, nature play space
  • When: Tues-Sun (9 am – 5 pm for Nature Center)

Special Events

Stay tuned! We’re in the process of compiling special events you might want to check out at our Passport locations!