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.
Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. All other Wetland trails are now open. Click here to see current trail closures.
Call Visitor Services at 402-731-3140 for questions or to report any concerns.
Member Fob Gate Access Hours for June:
A.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 5:40 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. (Nature Center opening).
P.M.: Member Gate fob access for weekdays begins at 7:00 p.m. and ends at 8:35 p.m.
Member Gate fob access for Saturday and Sunday begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 8:35 p.m.
Coronavirus Updates: Masks are now optional inside the Nature Center. View our full COVID-19 guidelines here.
News & Events
article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest Wildflower diversity sees a subtle change in the early summer depending on the type of habitat. In the far east of Nebraska, June marks a slowdown in the number of new species blooming in wetlands and woodlands, but a…
article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest Fontenelle Forest and Neale Woods both have vast regions of rich habitats ranging from oak uplands, prairies and floodplains. Different wildflowers emerge and bloom throughout the spring, summer and fall. Restoration efforts have increased the species diversity and richness….