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.

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Fontenelle Trading Post 200-Year Anniversary

article by Catherine Kuper, Volunteer Archivist In 2023, Fontenelle Forest will be celebrating the 200-year anniversary of the trading post operated by Lucien Fontenelle. This trading post was built and occupied between the winter of 1822 and 1823 north of the Platte River. In 1822, Joshua Pilcher was the senior partner…

Fontenelle Forest Managed Deer Hunt

ALL FONTENELLE FOREST TRAILS ARE CLOSED DECEMBER 5-8 (MON-THURS) The only exception will be the trails at Neale Woods, which will remain open. The Nature Center will remain open. For everyone’s safety please make sure to respect the trail closures during this time. Fontenelle Forest has conducted a deer hunt for…

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upcoming events in the forest…

Full Moon Hike

February 3 @ 6:00 pm - February 3 @ 8:00 pm

Winter Bird Walk

February 12 @ 9:00 am - February 12 @ 11:00 am

Raptors...Live!

February 12 @ 11:00 am - February 12 @ 12:00 pm

Seniors Understanding Nature 2023

February 14 @ 10:00 am - February 14 @ 11:00 am

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