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.
Acorn Acres will remain closed September 2022 through summer 2023 while undergoing a major experience improvement upgrade. Click here to learn more abou the renovations.
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 October:
A.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 7:30 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. (Nature Center opening).
P.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 6:00 p.m.
Member Fob Gate Access Hours for September:
A.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 7:00 a.m. and ends at 8:00 a.m. (Nature Center opening).
P.M.: Member Gate fob access begins at 5:00 p.m. and ends at 7:00 p.m.
Coronavirus Updates: Masks are now optional inside the Nature Center. View our full COVID-19 guidelines here.
News & Events
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…
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…