Charlotte's Quest Nature Center is surrounded by the serenity of wilderness with more than 60 acres of explorable nature feature trails, a natural spring, a pond, and pine and hardwood forests.
Charlotte’s Quest is located in Manchester, Maryland, just minutes from Main Street and adjacent to Manchester Elementary School. Within Pine Valley Park, our nature center is surrounded by the serenity of wilderness. More than 60 acres of explorable nature feature trails, a natural spring, a pond, and pine and hardwood forests.
Pine Valley Park is open to the public daily, dawn to dusk. Park facilities including pavilions are available for public use on a first come, first served basis except for areas that have been previously reserved.
Charlotte’s Quest regularly hosts large groups of students. While the park IS open to the public while these educational programs are in progress, if your visit coincides with a group visit, we ask that you respectfully share the space. All group reservations are listed for your reference on our calendar, in case you wish to avoid the groups.