Hike the Wild

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Date(s) - 03/22/2016
9:30 am - 11:30 am

Dickinson County Nature Center


Hike the Wild (fourth Tuesday of the month)

No registration, All ages, 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Jan. 26 – Horseshoe Bend Wildlife Area

Come explore our park located along a stretch of the Little Sioux River. We will be looking for signs of wildlife in the snow. Snowshoeing, weather permitting.

Feb. 23 – Ainsworth-Orleans Beach

Come hike the trails around the State Fish Hatchery and learn a little about how to stay safe on the ice this winter.

March 22 – Freda Haffner Kettlehole

See one of the greatest glacial spots in Dickinson County. We will explore this unique habitat and find out how it formed.

April 26 – Kettleson Hogsback

We will set out in this large park looking at signs of spring, which will include woodland flowers.

May 24 – Little Sioux Savanna

Come hike one of the newest additions to the conservation board and learn about this unique Iowa landscape.

June 28 – Barney Peterson Memorial Trail

This all-ages hike will follow the IDNR interpretive trail located near Gull Point State Park.

July 26 – Westport Park

This location is a quiet fishing hole. We will learn fishing basics and try our hand at catching a big one.

Aug. 23 – Pillsbury Point and Abbie Gardener Cabin

Come tour this historically rich area with a tour of the famous Abbie Gardner Cabin and a walk to Pillsbury Point.

Sept. 27 – Ft. Defiance State Park

Fall colors will dazzle any hiker on this outing. We will be following the interpretive trail and learn about the diverse habitat there.

Oct. 25 – Diamond Lake Complex

Successful shallow lake restoration has turned this area into a birder’s paradise. Come see for yourself!

3 p.m. Nov. 23* – Turkey Trot at Kenue Park

Turkeys have had a long and interesting past in Iowa. Come on this special holiday hike and get your gobble on.

3 p.m. Dec. 23* – Winter Solstice Hike at Kenue Park

Come learn about this special solar event that has been celebrated for thousands of years.


  1. Helen L Greenhalgh on February 24, 2016 at 9:08 pm

    Will you be having the kayak trips this year. Are those for adults?

    • kiley on February 25, 2016 at 8:48 am

      Kayak A Wetland grew too large for our limited staff to safely handle, but many members of the group have continued on their own. Their Facebook page is the Northwest Iowa Paddling Society, and the leaders post weekly where the group will be meeting.

      We will be having Kickstart Your Kayak programs June 20. You can see a full description here: https://dickinsoncountyconservationboard.com/environmental-education.

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