ACRES Land Trust is a membership-based nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting natural and working lands in northeast Indiana and portions of southern Michigan and northwest Ohio.
ACRES offers trails at many preserves for free public use. We invite you to explore these special places and join us in our mission to protect them forever.Learn more Visit a Preserve
ACRES members and volunteers make our work possible. Learn how you can help protect the land you love! Join us for events like art workshops, book discussions and themed hikes like “deep listening” and “trek and tap.” Explore volunteer opportunities. Help us protect land by becoming a member with a donation of $20 or more per year.Become a member Volunteer Find events
Two ACRES volunteers have spearheaded an effort to digitize records for all ACRES properties. Thanks to their hard work, these records and the stories they contain will be preserved forever.
ACRES’ new T-shirt design features the work of local artist Ian Ruisard. Ian reimagined the ACRES logo, bringing the design to life with native flora and fauna like Lady's Slipper Orchid and Eastern Massasauga Rattlesnake. Learn more about Ian and what inspired his work.
When ACRES leadership realized that the preserve visitor experience varied greatly from property to property, we raised our standards for visitor amenities. Today we're making progress on a four-year plan to improve our signage, parking, trail maintenance and online maps.