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Summer Programs

Registration starts May 3, 2023


Guided Hikes

All hikes are free! Pre-registration is required for planning purposes. Registration online or call 427-6000 at least 5 working days prior to hike. 

Las caminatas son gratis. Llame a la red de servicios linguisticos- LSN al 260-426-6764 para registrarse. 


Full Moon Hikes

Saturday, July 1,Youth 8pm, Adult 9:15pm

There's nothing like hiking under a full moon! 


Summer Solstice Sunset Hike

Come celebrate the longest day of the year! 

Code #                Date                 Day                Time

348004-W1      June 21         Wednesday      8-9 pm



Tree ID Hike

Learn tips for identifying tress.

Code #                Date                 Day                Time

348123-s1       June, 17           Saturday       9:30-10:30 am

# Session/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Cómo Identificar los Árboles 

¿Qué tipo de árbol es este? Únase al guía naturalista de Lindenwood para una caminata en el bosque y aprenda a identificar los diversos árboles que se encuentran allí. Descubrirás consejos y trucos sencillos para identificar los árboles más comunes!

Sábado 17/6 10:45-11:45 am

# Session/Fee: 1/Gratis

Ubicación : Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Woodland Plants Hike

This hike will focus on some of the smaller woodland plants found at the preserve. 

Code #                Date                     Day                Time

348125-s1     August, 19           Saturday         9:30- 10:30 am

# Session/Fee: 1/FREE

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Plantas que Habitan en los Bosques

Si desea aprender sobre algunas de las plantas forestales más pequeñas que puede encontrar en sus visitas al lugar, ¡venga a esta caminata para ver qué plantas podemos encontrar! 

Sábado 19/8 10:45-11:45 am

# Session/Fee: 1/Gratis

Ubicación : Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Mini Nature Camp

Mini Nature Camp is designed to introduce young children to nature through outdoor play and exploration. They will go on hikes, learn about the plants and animals that live in the nature preserve and play with dirt, leaves, sticks and more to learn about the world around them and connect with the great outdoors. Ages 4-7. Registration deadline: June 5. Min. 7. Max 12.

Code                      Dates                  Days             Time

348118-M1          6/12-6/14            M, T, W      10 am-12 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 3/$40

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.


Nature Story Time

Join the naturalist for a story and short hike along the Trillium Trail. Search for beautiful wildflowers and adorn this path during the spring and summer. This program is free; however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Ages 10 and under. Registration deadline: June 6, July 5, and August 7. Min. 5. Max 25.  

Code                     Date      Day             Time

348114-S1            6/10       Sa           10-10:30 am

348114-S2            7/8         Sa           10-10:30 am

348114-S3            8/12       Sa           10-10:30 am

Location: Lindenwood Nature Preserve, 600 Lindenwood Ave.

 #  Sessions/Fee: 1/Free




Always enjoy Maggie as the hike guide, very knowledgeable, personable, and so enthusiastic about her work.  Cheri


Field Trips

This is a great hands-on nature exploration-gives students a chance to see things in their habitat.-Amy F.

What a fun and educational time we had at the Harvest Moon Hike! The naturalist was able to connect with all age levels and make it fun not only for the kids but adults as well.  It was interactive and exciting to learn about the different animals at night, view the world through their senses and actually see some animals as well.  Thank you Maria.  Joelle R. 

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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 $3/participant/hour with a minimum fee of $30 for a 1-hour program . 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.. 


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

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Wild Walkers 2023 

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. 

2023 Wild Walkers Schedule 



 For additional ways to "Plug-In To Nature" check out the following link:



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