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.


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 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 for these enriching experiences on the preserve.

10 – 11 AM

Saturday, February 26 – Wildlife in Winter
Sunday, April 3 – Geological Exploration through Time
Sunday, May 15 – Search for Spring (rescheduled from May 7)
Saturday, June 11 – Discovering Migration
Saturday, September 24 – Monarchs, Milkweed and More
Saturday, November  12 – Wisdom and Folklore from Native and Exotic Plants
Saturday, December 10 – Supporting Winter Birds and Animals

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.