In addition to providing more than 70 miles of trails open dawn to dusk, ACRES offers a variety of hikes & events throughout our region, all year long.

ACRES events are held rain or shine, sleet or snow. We love sharing the natural world with you in all seasons.

Popp Open House for Members

Saturday, October 26, 1 – 4 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Emanuel M. Popp Nature Preserve
12129 Tonkel Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

This old-growth forest is only open once a year! Enjoy campfire hot dogs, refreshments, cabin tours and hiking through the woods of Popp Nature Preserve.

Presented by Larry Biggerstaff, Popp caretaker.

Autumn Olive Workday

Saturday, November 2, 10:30 am – 12 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Invest some sweat equity on the land you love: help fight autumn olive! Tools and gloves will be available, but feel free to bring your own. Bathrooms and refreshments available at the ACRES office located on the preserve.

National Take-A-Hike-Day: Play Day

Sunday, November 17, 1 – 4 pm
STEUBEN COUNTY | Wing Haven
180 W. 400 N, Angola, IN 46703

Calling kids of all ages! Working with local artist Jerrod Tobias, make a nature-themed creation; assemble a make-your-own trail mix, and explore this beautiful preserve on a guided hike at 3 pm. Enclosed outhouse-style restroom available.

National Take-A-Hike-Day: Swift Grand Tour

Sunday, November 17, 12 – 5 pm
HUNTINGTON & WABASH COUNTIES — RSVP for starting location

Seven Pillars Sunset by Thomas Sprunger

ACRES volunteers Janelle and Larry will keep the hiking pace swift! Fuel up your vehicle and join in this fast-walking six-mile grand tour with built-in breaks as you are caravaning from preserve to preserve. Restrooms available at Asherwood.
Concludes with sunset views of the Seven Pillars of the Mississinewa Landmark. Other preserve visits: Kokiwanee, Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run, Asherwood and Pehkokia Woods.

Space is limited. For starting location and other information, RSVP to [email protected] or (260)-637-2273 by November 13.




In addition to our public hikes & events, we also offer guided hikes and presentations to private groups. From youth groups, to senior clubs, we’d love to share the trails and our story with you and your group!