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Upcoming Events of Interest to Nature Lovers     

Summer Programs

Saturday Morning Hikes

Join the Lindenwood naturalist for a fun and informative Saturday morning hike through the woods. Pick your day to learn about amphibians and reptiles, invasive plants or native birds. We’ll meet in the parking lot and head for the trail promptly at the scheduled time. Guided hikes are free and open to all ages. We’ll hike the Trail of Reflection which is wheelchair and stroller accessible from the trailhead to the pond. Registration deadlines are 5 working days prior to each hike. Min. 5. Max. 25.

Code                     Date      Day              Time

Feathered Friends

348002-S5            8/22       Sa           8-9 am

348002-S6            8/22       Sa           10-11 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/Free

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

A Walk in the Wetlands

Thursday, August 27, 9:30 a.m.

Eagle Marsh Nature Preserve, 6801 Engle Rd.

Join us for a talk and walk in the wetlands. We will meet at the Eagle Marsh trailhead and learn about how this large urban wetland is helping our community’s quality of life. Wetlands not only provide cleaner water, but also a great place to experience and photograph wildlife. After the talk, join the group for a short guided walk down the paved multi-use Towpath Trail. Please dress for the weather and possible wet conditions at the marsh. This activity is free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 by August 20 to register.

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..

Nature Story Time


Join the naturalist for a story and short hike along Trillium Trail. Search for beautiful wildflowers that adorn this path during the spring and summer. The program is free, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Ages 10 and under. Registration deadlines: June 22, July 13, August 17. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                     Date      Day            Time

348114-S3            8/23       Su           1-2 pm


Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve,600 Lindenwood Ave.

Fall Programs

Saturday Themed Hikes

Join our Lindenwood naturalist for a Saturday morning hike in the woods. Each hike will focus on a different topic. We’ll meet at the parking lot and the hikes will commence promptly at the scheduled time. Guided hikes are free and open to all ages. Registration is required. Trail of Reflection is wheelchair and stroller accessible for ½ mile from the trailhead to the pond.

Code     Date      Day        Time

Creepy Crawler Hike

448000-S1            9/19       Sa           10-11 am

Fall Colors Hike

448000-S2            10/17     Sa           10-11 am

Hibernation Hike

448000-S3            11/21     Sa           10-11 am

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 2020 

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. 

2020 Wild Walkers Schedule




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