EMBRACE THE RAIN
There are plenty of indoor activities at the Nature Center. Or, bring an umbrella and have the boardwalk or trails to yourself!
EXPERIENCE THE QUIET WILD OF NATURE
Whether it’s your first time on the trails, or you’re an avid hiker, there is something new to experience every day and every season at Fontenelle Forest
SNOW MUCH FUN IN THE FOREST
See the Forest from a whole new perspective when it’s blanketed in snow, or enjoy one of our many indoor activities at the Nature Center
Embrace the cold
Rent snowshoes or lace up your snow boots and hike the trails tomorrow!
The Quiet Wild of Nature
We at Fontenelle Forest are the active stewards of this land, and we promise to protect and restore it for future generations.
Select Wetlands trails are now open. Please call 402-731-3140 for details.
Member Gate Hours:
Our Summer Hours are now in effect (Memorial Day to Labor Day), which means that Member Gate fob access hours have changed.
Member Fob Gate Access A.M.:
Daily: Member Gate fob access begins at 5:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. (Nature Center opening)
Member Fob Gate Access P.M.:
Monday to Friday: Member Gate fob access begins at 7:00 p.m. (Nature Center closing) and ends at 9:15 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday: Member Gate fob access begins at 5:00 p.m. (Nature Center closing) and ends at 9:15 p.m.
FONTENELLE FOREST IS now open TO THE PUBLIC (effective JULY 1).
Before visiting the Forest, please read our detailed list of reopening guidelines below, so that you know what to expect when visiting.
News & Events
Fontenelle Forest Executive Director Named 2020 Outstanding New Leader by Association of Nature Center Administrators
On July 9, 2020, Fontenelle Forest Executive Director, Merica Whitehall, was named the 2020 Outstanding New Leader by the Association of Nature Center Administrators (ANCA). The ANCA is the only professional association in the United States dedicated to leaders in the nature and environmental learning center profession, including directors, managers,…
We are excited to finally be able to share the new “Community” exhibit, now on view in the Baright Gallery! Community is a non-juried, salon-style exhibit that celebrates the creativity of our members, neighbors, staff, volunteers and friends. The exhibit includes over 85 individual works of art and is a…