ACRES Land Trust members make it possible to protect natural places and working land. In recognition of member commitment – and for fun! – ACRES invites members to share in unique land-based activities and outings all year long.


The health and safety of our ACRES family is paramount, as is the public health of our communities.

Please check this page or contact the ACRES office to check the status of an event:
[email protected]

The ACRES office will be open in a limited capacity. Staff will be on hand to assist you from 9 am to 4 pm. Please wear a mask to enter the office. We have some available for use if you need one.

Maps and water will be left outside the door. If you’re stopping by to make a donation or purchase merchandise, please ring the doorbell and someone will come out to help you.

  • PLEASE STAY HOME IF YOU FEEL ILL or have recently been exposed to someone with COVID-19
  • Practice social distancing, keeping at least 6-feet of distance between individuals at all times
  • Please wear a mask while inside the office

Thanks to member support, our trail systems remain open 7 days a week, from dawn to dusk, at no charge. It’s no secret that spending time in nature benefits us both physically and emotionally. Feeling cooped up and stressed out? Find fresh air, peace and renewal at an ACRES preserve near you. 

Deep Listening Hike for Members (RSVP)

Sunday, September 20, 3:30 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Mackel Nature Preserve along Cedar Creek
Address available with RSVP

Listen! Do you hear the noises of the fall season? Brett Bloom will help you explore the sense of sound as you hike through the Mackel woods, a preserve closed to the public. Space is limited.

RSVP to [email protected] or 260-637-2273 by September 17.

Popp Open House for Members

Saturday, October 17, 1 – 4 pm
ALLEN COUNTY | Emanuel M. Popp Nature Preserve
12129 Tonkel Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46845

Campfire hot dogs, refreshments and hiking in this mature forest open only once a year for ACRES members.

Presented by Larry Biggerstaff, Popp caretaker.

ACRES members, you’re encouraged to bring friends and family to members-only events.

Not a member?