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Ivanhoe South Fall Walk ‘n’ Talk

Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve 750 Colfax St, Gary, IN, United States

Explore your backyard wetlands in the peak of fall. Shirley Heinze Land Trust will guide you through the 0.6-mile hike through some of Indiana's rarest habitat types. Observe the colors of fall,  try your hand at birding (binoculars provided!), and learn the basics of forest bathing. You'll be able to walk at your own pace …

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Free

Black Friday #OptOutside Hike @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend, IN, United States

#OptOutside with Shirley Heinze Land Trust this year. Avoid the long mall lines and coupon clipping, and join Stewardship Ecologist Doug Botka for a scenic hike at Lydick Bog Nature Preserve!

Free

Meadowbrook Silent Hike

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve 109 W. 700 North, Valparaiso, IN, United States

Take in the sounds of nature with a meditative, "silent" hike. Learn about the history of Meadowbrook Nature Preserve while allowing for quiet moments along the trail.

Free

Great Backyard Bird Count @ Lydick Bog

Lydick Bog Nature Preserve 25898 US-20, South Bend, IN, United States

Let your birding skills take flight at this all-levels bird count, led by South Bend-Elkhart Audubon!

Free

Wellness Walk @ Meadowbrook

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve 109 W. 700 North, Valparaiso, IN, United States

Unwind and connect with nature with our Wellness Walks series.

Free

“Get To Know Your Neighborhood Preserve” Hike @ J. Timothy Ritchie NP

Porter County's J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve is one of the region's best-kept secrets, as far as nature preserves and hiking trails go. Tucked between residential streets in a quiet Chesterton neighborhood, the trails and entrance to the preserve are easily overlooked. On April 27th, we'll pull back the curtain of mystique and offer neighbors …

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Free

Forest Bathing @ St. Francis Nature Preserve

St. Francis Nature Preserve 3500 Franciscan Way, Michigan City, IN, United States

Learn about forest bathing, its history, and techniques you can incorporate into your everyday life.

Free

Wellness Walk @ Ivanhoe South

Ivanhoe South Nature Preserve 750 Colfax St, Gary, IN, United States

Unwind and connect with nature with our Wellness Walks series.

Free

Mother’s Day Wildflower Walk @ J. Timothy Ritchie

J. Timothy Ritchie Nature Preserve 1253 Violet Ave, Chesterton, IN, United States

Whether you're a parent of three or a dog mom, everyone is welcome on this Mother's Day Hike to appreciate the wonder of spring wildflowers!

Free