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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     

Winter Programs

Wintery Walks in the Woods

Join our Lindenwood naturalist for a Saturday morning hike through the preserve. Each monthly hike will feature a different wintery topic. We’ll meet in the parking lot and hikes will commence promptly at 10:00 a.m. The hikes are free and open to all ages, however pre-registration is required. Sign up, bundle up and join us! 

Note, all hikes are outdoors and masks are required when 6 ft of social distancing can’t be achieved.

Code              Date             Day                      Time

148000-S3     2/6               Sa                 10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave. 


Hiking into Spring 2021

Join the naturalist for a guided hike through Lindenwood Nature Preserve. Learn more about bird migration, reptiles and amphibians and the magnificent mushrooms at Lindenwood Nature Preserve. We’ll meet at the parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly at the scheduled time. Trail of Reflection is wheelchair and stroller accessible for ½ mile from the trailhead to the pond. Please call Eden at 427-6008 for more information. Guided hikes are free and open to all ages, however, pre-registration is required.

Code                     Date      Day               Time

Bird Migration

248001-S1            3/6         Sa           10-11 am

Reptiles and Amphibians

248001-S2            4/3         Sa           10-11 am

Magnificent Mushrooms

248001-S3            5/1         Sa           10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Volunteer Opportunities

Is your business, club, or scout group looking for service hours? Lindenwood Nature Preserve has various volunteer opportunities such as trail maintenance, invasive plant removal, and small-scale construction projects. If your organization is ready to lend a hand contact Kellie Adkins at 260-427-6005 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Wild Walkers Pokagon Group Shot
Wild Walkers pose for a group picture at Pokagon State Park.  Photo credit: Steve Hague

Wild Walkers 2021 

Wild Walkers is an adult hiking group that meets the second and fourth Fridays of each month for a walk on the wild side. Each hike features a different natural area in the region (parks, wetlands, nature preserve, etc.) and carpooling is available when necessary. Please call Eden at 427-6008 or e-mail eden.lamb@cityof fortwayne.org if you have questions. 

2021 Wild Walkers Schedule (NOW available)



Lindenwood Guided Hikes, Birthdays & Field Trips 

July 4-October 31

Let us plan a nature outing for your class or group. Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of hands-on environmental education field trip opportunities. Our programs can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers and walkers on our ADA compliant Trail of Reflection. For a complete list of programs/topics, please visit the Lindenwood page at fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $2/participant/ hour; a minimum fee of $20/$40 will be charged for 1-hour/2-hour programs, respectively. Teachers, caregivers, and adult chaperones are free of charge. Reservations must be made at least two weeks in advance by contacting Eden at 427-6008 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 


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