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 Sundays 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 include Hildur Palsdottir, Port Washington Monarch Alliance Founder David Jakim, assistant Max Goldman, and guest naturalists who bring a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure. Check back for information about each upcoming walk – and join us on Second Sundays for an enriching experience on the preserve.

Sundays at 3 – 4 PM

January 12: Wildlife in Winter
February 9: Earth as a System – Weather, Wind, and Woods
March 8: Water is Life – the Preserve’s Water Cycle
April 5: Geological Exploration through Time
May 10: Mother’s Day Walk – Adventures in Observation
June 14: Wildflower Walk
July 12: Wisdom & Folklore – Native & Exotic Plants
August 9: Life Between the Tides: Amazing Adaptations
September 13: Monarchs, Milkweed & More
October 11: Enhance Your Eco-Literacy – Beware of Invaders
November 8: Life Under the Leaves
December 13: Life in Winter

Members: $5 per person
Non-Members: $10 per person

Members: Free
Non-Members: $15 per car

Payment received at the Gatehouse or Welcome Center.