Guided Hikes

Bring your school, scout, church or other group to learn about nature with a guided hike. 

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.

Helpful Hints

  • 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.


Education

Nature Tales
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.

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