Bring your school, scout, church or other group to learn about nature with a guided hike.
Haunted Hike, Oct. 27
What mysteries lie in the deep woods of Martin Park Nature Center? Come find out during Haunted Hike on Saturday, Oct. 27, where you will learn about animals — both friend and foe — that have spooky reputations. You’ll learn about snakes, spiders and more during this nighttime hike filled with Halloween treats. Close-toed shoes required. Hikes begin at 7 p.m. and leave from the Visitor Center every 15 minutes, with the last hike leaving at 8:30 p.m. Pre-registration required at this link. Children MUST be at least 6 years old to attend and participate. Parents/guardians attending with children must register as well. Cost: $8/participant.
Schedule a Hike
Guided hikes are available Tuesday through Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m. Hikes are not offered on days when the park is hosting large community-wide events such as EarthFest or Fall into Art.
If you have a specific topic you want Park Naturalists to speak about, please let them know when you call to make reservations.
Cost & Availability
Hikes cost $2 per person (students, teachers, chaperones, parents/guardians in attendance). Reservations must be made in advance, and a minimum of 10 people is required. We recommend scheduling your hike 3-4 weeks in advance.
Payment is due at time of service by cash or check. Prior payment by credit card is accepted.
Teachers: Please provide a roster of students attending the event to park staff at the beginning of the program. For more information, download a copy of our Teacher's Resource Guide.
- Hikes fill up quickly. It is best to book at least one month in advance.
- Arrive for your hike fifteen minutes before start time.
- Dress for the season and weather. Close-toed shoes are recommended.
- Sunscreen and bug spray are recommended. Do not apply in the building.
- Call in advance if anyone in the group requires special disability accommodations.
- A 1:10 adult-to-student ratio is recommended for school groups.
- Feeding wildlife bread, crackers, cereals and human foods are not acceptable.
- Feeding geese and ducks is not allowed.
- If it is raining on the day your tour is scheduled, please call the park to confirm whether the hike can still go on.
- Teachers and group leaders are responsible for disciplining their children.
For Ages 3-7
Our popular, FREE Nature Tales program introduces young adventurers to the world of nature using stories and hands-on activities. A different book is read each week followed by an activity based on that book's theme.
Note: Nature Tales has been placed on hold due to the Visitor Education Center construction.
For a list of current sessions, visit our program calendar.