Hike the Wild

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Date(s) - 06/28/2016
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.

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