Hikes and Walks
Monthly Saturday Family Nature Walks at Gibson Woods
August 20, September 17, October 15, November 19
9:30 to 11 a.m. Free Sign up at 219-844-3188
Get the entire family outdoors and witness the changing seasons unfold. There is always something new to observe and appreciate in nature. A Lake County Parks naturalist will lead you through the trails of the nature preserve and point out its fascinating flora and fauna. We can’t think of a better way to learn about the natural and cultural history of our area while enjoying time outdoors.
Tallgrass Prairie Hike at Oak Ridge Prairie
Friday, August 12 9 a.m. Ages 18+
219-844-3188 to register Individual sign ups only (no groups)
Very few remnants of Tall Grass Prairie remain in the Midwest. Those that have survived provide some of the most biologically diverse habitats in our area. Visit an example of the once vast Tall Grass Prairie and learn how preservation and restoration have worked together to make Oak Ridge Prairie a prime example of these efforts. Explore the flora and fauna that inhabit these places. Comfortable walking shoes and insect repellent are recommended. Meet in the parking lot by the kiosk.
Fall Color Walk
Gibson Woods Friday, October 14, 2016 9:30 a.m.
Reservations required: 219-844-3188 Individual sign ups only (no groups)
Fall is the time of changing landscapes, cooler weather and pleasant walks outdoors. Our native trees, grasses and other plants display an array of diverse colors and textures at this time of year. Join us for a naturalist led walk along the trails to see for yourself the beauty in your own “backyard”.
For reservations and more information about the Lake County Parks Call 219-769-PARK
Mon-Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm Central Time (Chicago Time)
Lake County Parks and Recreation Department Corporate Office
8411 East Lincoln Highway, Crown Point, Indiana 46307
Just west of Deep River WaterparK 4.5 miles east of I-65 on Route 30