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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     


Saturday Morning Hikes

Join the naturalist for a Saturday morning hike through the nature preserve. Each hike will focus on a different topic. We’ll meet at the parking lot and head for the trail promptly at the scheduled time. Guided hikes are free and open to all ages. Pre-registration is required by June 9, July 7 and August 11.

Code                        Date                     Day                                  Time

348002-S9               8/14                     Sa                            10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.




Feather Fest

Saturday, September 25, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve

600 Lindenwood Ave.

Join us for Feather Fest, our FREE family-fun birding festival! Lindenwood Nature Preserve has 4 hiking trails and over 70 identified bird species. The event includes:

Guided Hikes

Crafts and Activities for Kids

Live Birds from Soarin’ Hawk

Information Booths

Adaptation Station
where you can learn about
bird beaks and what they eat.

This day is for the birds!

Harvest Moon Hike

Celebrate the full moon with an after-hours guided hike through the preserve. Come explore the forest after dark and learn what happens once the sun goes down. Both the youth and adult hikes are free. Pre-registration is required by September 10. Space is limited.

Code                              Date                   Day                   Time

Youth Hike – 18 and under with adult

448002-S1                     Sa                      9/18               8-9 pm

Adult Hike

448002-S2                     Sa                      9/18    9:15-10:15 pm


Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Fall Color Hikes

Lindenwood Nature Preserve puts on a magnificent display of color in the fall. Join us for one, two or all three guided hikes planned this fall and enjoy the beauty that autumn brings to the area. Hikes depart from the parking lot promptly as scheduled and are open to all ages so bring the whole family.  There is no charge, however, pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Call 427-6000 to sign up. Registration deadlines: September 8, October 5, November 8.

Code                             Date                     Day                 Time

448000-A1                    9/12                      Su               1-2 pm

448000-S2                    10/09                    Sa               1-2 pm

448000-S4                   11/13                     Sa               1-2 pm


Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Hibernation Hike

Squirrels, raccoons, birds . . . and everything in between. Who is getting ready to hibernate and who is not? Join us on our Hibernation Hike to learn what different animals at Lindenwood are doing to prepare for winter, whether that is migrating, hibernating, or getting their homes ready to stay nice and warm! This hike is free and open to all ages. Pre-registration is required. Registration deadline: October 25.

Code                             Date                    Day                 Time

448000-S3                    11/6                       Sa               1-2 pm


Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Halloween Night Hike

Join us on the dark and spooky trails of Lindenwood Nature Preserve and learn all about bats and spiders and other nightlife in the park. We might even share a few ghost stories around the fire while enjoying hot cider. Wear your Halloween costume if you like. Ages 12-adult. Registration deadline: October 22. Min. 8. Max 15

Code                               Date                  Day                      Time

448107-F1                     10/29                      F               6:30-8 pm

Fee: $2

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Kids’ Slightly Batty Halloween

Join us for a not-so-scary afternoon of Halloween fun at Lindenwood Nature Preserve. The program will include a nature themed Halloween craft, a not-too-spooky story by the fire, and a short hike in the woods. It will be even more fun if you wear your costume! Ages 4-11. Registration deadline: October 22. Min. 8. Max. 15.

Code                              Date                      Day                  Time

448103-F2                     10/29                     F               4-5:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$10

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Invasive ID Hike

Learn to identify invasive plant species in preparation for Invasive Removal Day in October. Ages 10+. Registration deadline: August 27.

Code            Date          Day                 Time

448004-S1                    9/4                        Sa               10-11 am


Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

Lindenwood Guided Hikes & Field Trips

May – October 31

Let us plan a nature outing for your class or group. Lindenwood Nature Preserve offers a variety of hands-on environmental education opportunities perfect for class field trips, birthday parties or other group outings. For a complete list of programs/topics, please visit the Lindenwood page at fortwayneparks.org. The cost is $2/participant/hour with a minimum fee of $20/$40 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..

Invasive Plant Removal Day

Saturday, October 23, 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave

Can you spare a couple of hours to help improve the habitat for native plants and animals at Lindenwood Nature Preserve? The Indiana Native Plant Society (INPS) will be at Lindenwood on October 23 to oversee the removal of multiflora and honeysuckle. Volunteers (ages 16+) are needed to accomplish the task. Hand tools such as loppers and saws will be provided. Interested persons need to sign up by October 18 at fortwayneparks.org or by calling 427-6000. Refer to code #448001-S1. 


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 Eden at 260-427-6008

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 



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