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]. 

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

Taps & Treks

Acres Along The Wabash 182 S.E. SR 116, Bluffton, IN

Take a frosty hike along the forested banks of the Wabash River. Join us afterward for a "treat yourself" stop at The Parlor Brewing Company.

First Day Hike: McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve

McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve 16138 Davis Road, Spencerville, IN

First hikes give you the ability to ring in the New Year with invigoration! Explore the old-growth maple woods of McNabb-Walter Nature Preserve and welcome 2024 with movement and camaraderie.

First Day Hike: Wildwood

Wildwood 409 E. SR 14, Silver Lake, IN

First hikes allow you to ring in the New Year with invigoration! Enjoy a walk through Wildwood, home to various habitats, including a small pond, a forest, wetlands, prairie and ...

Java Jaunt

Heinzerling Family Five Points Nature Preserve 6800 CR 7A, Garrett, IN

Bundle up and take a stroll through the ravines along Black Creek. Join us afterward for a “treat yourself” stop at The Grind Coffee House.

Winter Creek Stomp (Member Event)

Hathaway Preserve at Ross Run 1866 E. Baumbauer Road, Wabash, IN

Ross Run in winter is spectacular! 20' icicles, frozen waterfalls and fossils. Depending on the weather, we'll walk either through frigid water or on ice. Make sure to choose appropriate ...

New Member Open House

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN

Are you a new member of ACRES? This open-house-style event allows you to meet and mingle with other members, volunteers, staff and board members while learning how your support helps ...

Kids Art Workshop

ACRES Land Trust Office 1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN

At this art workshop, designed for children ages 5-11 years old, participants will create a winter-inspired piece with ACRES volunteer Erin McKeever. All supplies provided! Space is limited! RSVP to ...

World Wetlands Day Hike

Ropchan Memorial 6830 N. 750 W., Orland, IN

Celebrate World Wetlands Day on the trails with ACRES Stewardship crew. Learn about the unique wetlands ACRES protects forever, and take a selfie with the bog at Ropchan Memorial! Space ...

Poetry Workshop (Member Event)

Wing Haven 180 W. 400 N., Angola, IN

Get creative with local poet Erica Anderson-Senter, author of Midwestern Poet's Incomplete Guide to Symbolism and the 2023 commission artist of ACRES 200-Year Ecological Reflection. Learn simple poetry techniques, chat ...

Swift Hike & Bald Eagle Watch

Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark 4552 E. Hanging Rock Road, Lagro, IN

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 ...