at Gibson Woods

fall color on trail 6

Did  you know that spending just 30 minutes outdoors each week can reduce  your risk of depression and high blood pressure by nearly 10%. Get your weekly dose of Vitamin N (nature!) with any of these hikes! Or just come out and explore on your own.

Afterschool in the Woods: Eight-legged Wonders

All ages

Thursday, October 22, 4-5PM

Nature is amazing and there’s so much to learn! Join us each month as we discover something new about nature together! PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Owl Prowl

Ages 5 and up

Saturday, November 7, 5-6:30PM

Enjoy as we explore the woods while listening and calling for owls. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

i spy young naturalists

Ages 3-5 with caregiver

Monday, November 9, 9:30-11:30AM

$5 per child with caregiver

Foster that natural curiosity in your little one by venturing outdoors to ‘spy’ what’s happening at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve. Each session will include story, craft, snack and plenty of outdoor exploration. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free but donations are always appreciated.  Homeschool, scouts and other groups are welcome to attend, but each family within a group must must register individually. 

Call Gibson Woods at  219-844-3188 for more information or to register.

family Fall Nature Hike

All ages

Saturday, November 14, 10-11AM

Fall is a great time to get the family outside to enjoy the changing of seasons. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED.

Check out our other Nature and Hike programs at our Lake County Park sites on our calendar!