ACRES Hikes & Events

ACRES offers a variety of events throughout our region, all year long. Events are held rain or shine, sleet or snow. We love sharing the natural world with you in all seasons. To check the status of an event please call 260-637-2273 or email [email protected]

Please stay home if you feel ill or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19. In accordance with CDC guidelines, we ask that you practice social distancing and wear a mask at indoor events. Thank you!

*EVENT FULL* Winter Creek Stomp for Members

SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 2 pm

WABASH COUNTY | Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run
1866 E. Baumbauer Road, Wabash, IN 46992

Ross Run in winter is spectacular! 20’ icicles, frozen waterfalls and fossils. Come see what you’ve been missing! Depending on weather, we’ll be walking either through frigid water or on ice. Choose appropriate footwear and consider bringing dry shoes and socks for after. Presented by the Kissel Family

This event is full.

World Wetlands Day

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 2 (Multiple times and locations)

Celebrate Wetlands Day with a hike on a forever-protected preserve. Learn about how wetlands keep our communities healthy, and how you can join ACRES to protect these unique habitats.

  • 2 pm ALLEN COUNTY | Vandolah
    16151 Tother Road, Leo, IN 46765
  • 4 pm NOBLE COUNTY | Lloyd W. Bender Memorial Forest
    1891 N. River Road W., Albion, IN 46701

*EVENT FULL* Art Workshop for Member

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2 pm

ALLEN COUNTY | ACRES Land Trust Office
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

Get creative with local artist Julie Wall, owner of The HEDGE art and custom print shop. Paint by numbers on a wooden panel full of her detailed illustrations of local flora and fauna. Learn different techniques and take home your work after the event. All supplies included. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] acreslandtrust.org or call 260-637-2273 by February 16.

Swift Hike & Bald Eagle Watch

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2 pm

WABASH & MIAMI COUNTY | Addresses available with RSVP

Caravan along with us to several ACRES preserves. Take a quick hike at each preserve to watch for bald eagles soaring along the ravines and waterways. Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 by February 24.

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!