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. 

ACRES Holiday Pop-Up

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1-4 pm

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

Looking for holiday gifts for land lovers? ACRES has you covered! We’ll host special Saturday hours at our office. Stop by to shop ACRES gear or gift a membership!

Art Workshop for ACRES Members

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 2-4:30 pm

WABASH COUNTY| Asherwood
7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

Get creative with local artist Hannah Burnworth, owner of Milk House Studio. Create a star-themed booklet that can be used as an ornament for the holidays. Learn simple accordion book techniques that are perfect for cards and gifts. Come away with a bit of book binding knowledge and 2-3 small finished products. Open to all experience levels, all supplies included. Space is limited. To register, email [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 by December 8.

First Hike at Fogwell Forest

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 10 a.m.

ALLEN COUNTY| Fogwell Forest
9630 Whippoorwill Drive, Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Ring in the New Year with invigoration! We’ll explore the trails at Fogwell Forest, welcoming 2023 with movement and camaraderie.

First Hike at Robb Hidden Canyon

SUNDAY, JANUARY 1, 2 p.m.

STEUBEN COUNTY| Robb Hidden Canyon
425 Lane 201, Ball Lake, Hamilton, IN 46742

Ring in the New Year with invigoration! We’ll explore the trails at Robb Hidden Canyon, welcoming 2023 with movement and camaraderie.

Nature Photography Workshop for ACRES Members

SATURDAY, JANUARY 14, 10-11:30 a.m.

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

You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars on special equipment to start capturing stunning nature photos: you likely already have the only tool you need — a smartphone. Communications Manager Bridgett Hernandez will cover smartphone camera settings, composition and preserve rules for photographers. Then we’ll hit the trails for a photo walk. Bring your smartphone and come
dressed for a winter hike. Space is limited. To register, email [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 ext. 107 by January 6.

New Member Open House

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1-2:30 pm

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

Are you new to ACRES? Welcome! Meet other new members and longtime volunteers while learning how your membership protects land. Hear ACRES history, get updates on new projects and get answers to your questions: How do we acquire new land? How will we protect it forever? Refreshments provided.

Winter Creek Stomp for ACRES Members

Except for Creek Stomp events, the creek is off limits to hikers.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 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. 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. Space is limited. To register, email [email protected] acreslandtrust.org or call 260-637-2273 by January 18. Presented by preserve steward Kirk Swaidner and the Kissel Family.

Swift Hike & Bald Eagle Watch

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2 pm

WABASH & MIAMI COUNTIES | Addresses available upon registration

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. To register, email [email protected] or call 260-637-2273 by February 16.

Fort Wayne Home & Garden Show

MARCH 2-5
ALLEN COUNTY | Allen County War Memorial Coliseum
4000 Parnell Ave, Fort Wayne, IN 46805

Visit the ACRES booth at the Home and Garden Show! Learn more about ACRES mission, renew your membership and purchase gear. For more information, visit home-gardenshow.com.

Pancake & Maple Syrup Breakfast for ACRES Members

SATURDAY, MARCH 14, 9 am-Noon

WABASH COUNTY| Asherwood
7496 W. SR 124, Wabash, IN 46992

It’s sugar bush season! You’re invited to breakfast and a guided tour of ACRES’ maple sugaring operation, $5/person, children under 5 free. Come early and/or stay late and explore this incredible place your membership helps protect. Presented by Jason Kissel. No reservations required.

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!