Guided Nature Walks

Visitors on a nature hike

The Preserve’s spectacular 216 acres offer a mix of natural and landscaped areas to explore. Stroll, hike, jog or run on six marked trails through diverse habitats of woods, open fields, and pond. Trail maps are available at the Gate House.

Second Saturdays of Every Month

Join us for this monthly series of themed walks as we explore different aspects of the preserve’s environment, encompassing its unique physical features and wildlife, as well as critical conservation issues and helpful practices to create a healthy, sustainable environment.

Our expert guides, Hildur Palsdottir and Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim, bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure. Check back for information about each upcoming walk – and join us on Second Saturdays for an enriching experience on the preserve.

Participants must maintain social distancing and wear facemasks for everyone’s health and safety.

NEXT: Winter Animals: Tracks and Signs
February 13 at 10 – 11 AM

On this walk, participants will learn to identify and track the footprints and signs of woodland animals, including deer, fox, raccoon, squirrel, rabbit, birds, dogs, and coyote. Through exploration and direct observation, we will explore the animals’ ranges, behaviors, food sources, and shelters to gain an exciting and intimate picture of these their lives in the winter cold.

Saturdays at 10 – 11 AM

January 9 – Evergreens & Ecology
February 13 – Winter Animals: Tracks & Signs
March 13
April 10
May 8
June 12
July 10
August 14
September 11
October 9
November 13
December 11

Members: $10 per adult; children are free
Non-Members: $15 per adult, $5 per child; includes parking
Payment received at the Gatehouse.