Meadowbrook Nature Preserve
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Meadowbrook Nature Preserve has long served as a place of learning, exploration, and stewardship. With over four miles of public hiking trails, Meadowbrook is the perfect place for children and adults to gather outside for fun experiences in nature. With your support, we will build an amphitheater, so that the community can experience this unique outdoor setting. If we raise $50,000 the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority will match your donation. Help us hit that goal for the match!

Visit to support this community project!


Meadowbrook Nature Preserve features woods, wetlands, streams, and pockets of prairie. Three small streams meander through heavily wooded deep ravines. Spring wildflowers thrive on the steep slopes in April and May. The preserve provides good habitat for wildlife, including migrating birds and bats. Birding is good year-round. A long-term reforestation project is underway to return former agricultural fields to the moraine forest that once existed here.

The Shirley Heinze Land Trust office is located at Meadowbrook. Stop in for a trail map or to learn more about the organization and volunteer opportunities! Our office hours are generally Monday – Friday. 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. You can also contact staff for hours and general questions at (219) 242-8558 or at

Preserve Size

Preserve Size 300 Acres

Preserve Open to the Public

Open to the Public

Trail Length

Trail Length 4 Miles

Preserve Terrain

Terrain Flat to Gently Rolling


Activities Wildflowers


Activities Birding

Visit the Preserve

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve is located northwest of Valparaiso, west of Meridian Road on 700 N.

A paved parking lot is available, and trailheads are located on the north side of the parking lot.

Meadowbrook Nature Preserve

With Thanks

to Our Generous Acquisition and Restoration Partners

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National Park Service
Great Lakes Restoration
Indiana Heritage Trust
Indiana Department of Natural Resources
Nature Preserves
State of Indiana
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The Nature Conservancy
Sustain Our Great Lakes
Save the Dunes
Indiana Lake Michigan Coastal Program
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation
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