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.

GUIDED NATURE WALKS

Join us for this 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 guide, environmental educator Hildur Palsdottir,  brings a range of perspectives for each outdoor adventure.  Join us on for these enriching experiences on the preserve.

2023 GUIDED NATURE WALKS
Join us for all-ages walks to celebrate the changing seasons! Our expert guides will lead you on nature walks to different locations, and engage you in hands-on nature discovery activities.

Sunday, February 26
10 – 11:30am – Winter Wildlife Discovery
Learn about the Winter habits of the Preserve’s wildlife; including who migrates, hibernates, who stays dormant and who is active in the colder weather.  We’ll create an animal tracks guide and explore the woods in search of animals who brave the Winter cold.

Saturday, May 13
10 – 11:30am – Search For Spring
Use binoculars to search the skies, and magnifying glasses to search the ground for signs of Spring. We’ll explore the woods and the pond habitat, seeking flowers, buds, insects and animals that indicate Spring is here! After the walk, participants will plant seeds to take home to their own gardens.

Saturday, July 1
10 – 11:30am – Summer at the Sea
Discover the living and non-living things that call our beach home. We’ll explore the animal and insect life on the beach, identify shells, and rock formations.

Saturday, October 14
10 – 11:30am – Fall Foliage
Using a leaf guide, learn to identify the trees of the Preserve, and those in your own backyard. Discover why leaves change color, and the benefits of “Leaf litter”. We’ll use leaves and other materials we collect along the way to make a beautiful wreath to take home.

TICKETS
Members: $10 per adult; children are free
Non-Members: $15 per adult, $5 per child; includes parking
Pay at the Gatehouse and meet at Castle Gould’s Clock Tower.