In only a few weeks winter solstice will arrive welcoming a new season. It is a time to keep warm and comfortable as the snow blankets the ground. On the night of the solstice, the stars will come alive on that magical night. Check out Robert E. Lee Park for a winter solstice campfire.
S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice
On Saturday, December 20 or Sunday, December 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Robert E. Lee Park is hosting S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice, a program suitable for ages 5 and older..
The cost is $2 for member and $3 for non-member. Pre-registration is required as walk-ins are not allowed. Click here for a registration form.
Come join a night of stars and s’mores as Robert E. Lee Park celebrates the start of winter. Enjoy watching the visible Ursid meteor shower as you learn about the stars and the winter solstice. Roast s’mores as you join sing-a-longs around a roaring campfire.
What You Need to Know
The main entrance to Robert E. Lee Park is located at 1000 Lakeside Drive; Baltimore, MD 21210. The park is also accessible via the park boardwalk from the Lake-Falls Light Rail Station. Click here for directions to the park.
After two years of extensive renovations, Robert E Lee Park reopened in 2011. Improvements included better trails, Ranger Station, Paw Point, a boardwalk, and in the summer of 2014 Acorn Hill, a playground for children was opened.
Robert E. Lee Park has an extensive trail system for hiking or cycling covering 450 acres. The park offers family and adult activities. These interactive and hands-on activities include hiking, storytelling, crafts, canoeing and kayaking, and more.
Paw Point is a fenced off-leash park for dogs and their owners. This one acre site for Paw Point members allows a safe place for their dogs to both play and swim. It is open during regular park hours.
The park is open from sunrise to sunset 7 days per week, 365 days of the year. Admission to Robert E. Lee Park is free to the public, although some programs require a registration fee.
Become a member by clicking here for the membership form.
A Little History
The original Robert E. Lee Memorial Park was part of the land deeded to several Maryland families by Lord Baltimore. In the 1850’s, Lake Roland was developed as a reservoir for the City of Baltimore, and in 1940’s the land around the lake became part of the park.
At one time, the Northern Central Railroad operated track surrounding the park. This included the mainline and the Green Spring branch to the Owings Mills station continuing to Westminster via the Western Maryland Railway. Today, most of the track was re-laid to create Baltimore’s Light Rail system.
So check out the Robert E. Lee Park on Saturday, December 20 or Sunday, December 21 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. for S’mores, Stars & the Winter Solstice. Further information about the Robert E. Lee Park can be found at the link below.
Have a great day!
Robert E. Lee Park
1000 Lakeside Drive
Baltimore, MD 21210