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.

UPDATE:

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:
260-637-2273
[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.

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
  • We encourage everyone to 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. 

Sharing a Sunrise for ACRES Members (RSVP)

Saturday, June 13, 5:30 am
WABASH COUNTY | Hanging Rock National Natural Landmark
4552 E. Hanging Rock Road, Lagro, IN 46941

Experience a rare opportunity to go off‑trail to the top of Hanging Rock with a few other ACRES members as the sun rises over the Wabash River. Perched 65’ above the river, Hanging Rock provides a spectacular panoramic view—a view enjoyed as far back as oral tradition extends. This short climb is moderately strenuous.

Space is limited. RSVP to [email protected] or 260-637-2273 by June 9.

New Member Open House

Saturday, July 18, 10 – 11:30 am
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748

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

Refreshments and light snacks provided.

Benefit Concert for Members (RSVP)

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 6:30 – 8:30 PM
ALLEN COUNTY | Tom and Jane Dustin Nature Preserve, Dustin Barn
1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown, IN 46748 (entrance is east of the main drive)

ACRES celebrates a 60‑year anniversary by embarking on our first‑ever Capital Campaign! With a goal of improving efficiency and accessibility, we are working hard to raise funds. Join us at this benefit concert as we enjoy foot‑stompin’ tunes by The Goat’s Beards, a local duo wielding fiddle, banjo and guitar.

Tickets are $5 and can be purchased online above or by calling the ACRES office at 260-637-2273 by August 20.

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

Photo by Thomas Sprunger

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