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, environmental educator 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.

Saturdays at 10 – 11 AM

January 9 – Evergreens & Ecology
February 13 – Winter Animals: Tracks & Signs
March 13 – Winter Menu
April 10 – Spring’s Arrival!
May 9 – Mother Nature’s Blooms
June 12 – Geological Exploration through Time: Before the Dinosaurs to the Present
July 10 – Monarch, Milkweeds, and More:  Ancient Relationships Between Plants and Animals
September 11 – Heading South for Winter: The Season of  Manifold Migratory Birds
October 9 – Fall Foliage
November 13 – Indigenous and Ancestral Practices in Preparation for Winter
December 11 – Winter Woodlands:  Identifying Trees in Winter

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