WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
ACORN ACRES: Closed for an experience improvement project. Click here to learn more.
WETLANDS CLOSURES: Hidden Lake and Redbud trails are closed. Click here to see current trail closures.
ACORN ACRES: Closed for an experience improvement project. Click here to learn more.

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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Acorn Acres to Close for Experience Improvement Renovations

  Starting Monday, September 19, Acorn Acres will close for several months while undergoing a major experience improvement upgrade. Click the image or stop by the Nature Center to check out renderings of the reimagined nature-based playscape. The vision for the renovated Acorn Acres is to create an inclusive play…

Nine Native Blooms & Fruits in September

article and photos by Drew Granville, Volunteer Botanist at Fontenelle Forest September marks the peak of late summer flora diversity in Eastern Nebraska. A large spike in new blooms from just a few types of plants arrives before the onset of cold weather. Many plants that bloomed earlier in the…

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upcoming events in the forest…

Sunday Trekking

October 2 @ 2:00 pm - October 2 @ 4:00 pm

Feather Our Nest

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 6 @ 9:00 pm

Full Moon Hike

October 7 @ 6:30 pm - October 7 @ 8:30 pm

Family Adventure Day

October 8 @ 9:00 am - October 8 @ 11:00 am

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