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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     


Halloween Night Hike

Join us on the dark and spooky trails of Lindenwood Nature Preserve and learn all about bats and spiders, as well as other nightlife in the park. We might even share a few ghost stories. Wear your Halloween costume, if you like. Both youth and teen/adult hikes are free, however pre-registration is required and space is limited. Registration deadline: October 22. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day        Time

Ages 5-12

448103-T1            10/29     Tu           5-6 pm 

Ages 13+

448103-T2            10/29     Tu           6:30-7:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Hibernation Hike

Hiking is the ultimate way to enjoy the outdoors and a fun way to reduce stress before you go into hibernation! Our Naturalist will introduce you to Lindenwood Nature Preserve in the fall, a hidden gem in Fort Wayne. Get ready for the cold with the naturalist as you learn about the wildlife that hibernates during the winter. This hike is free to attend, but pre-registration is required.

Code     Date      Day        Time

448302-S1            11/9       Sa           10-11 am
# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE
Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Nature Story Time: Turkey Tales


Join our Lindenwood naturalist for a story and short hike along Trillium Trail. This Nature Story Time focuses on wild turkeys . . . just in time for Thanksgiving. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Ages 10 and under. Registration deadline: November 17. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                     Date      Day                Time

448114-S1            11/24     Su           10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Winter Programs

Winter Hikes  

Help us identify animal tracks in the snow or learn about plants in the winter! During these one hour winter hikes, participants will discover the beauty of Lindenwood in the winter months. Each hike focuses on a different topic. We’ll meet at the parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly as scheduled. This hike is free and open to all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. Call Eden at 427-6008 for more information.

Date                                                        Day                                   Time

Plants in Winter

12/14                                                        Sa                               10-11 am

Tracking the Trails

1/11                                                           Sa                               10-11 am

Animals in Winter

2/8                                                            Sa                               10-11 am

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Lindenwood Field Trips & Outings


Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of environmental education field trip opportunities varying from one to two hour programs. Our programs can accommodate wheelchairs, strollers, and walkers on our ADA compliant Trail of Reflection. For a complete list of programs, please visit Lindenwood’s page at fortwayneparks.org. 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 calling Eden at 427-6008 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 2019 

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. 

2019 Wild Walker Schedule


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