Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center and surrounding trails will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023.

Nature Center Closure: The Nature Center and surrounding trails will close at 3 p.m. on Friday, October 6, 2023.

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There are plenty of indoor activities at the Nature Center. Or, bring an umbrella and have the boardwalk or trails to yourself!

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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

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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

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Embrace the cold

Rent snowshoes or lace up your snow boots and hike the trails tomorrow!

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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.

TODAY’S HOURS: 8 am to 5 pm

Recent Updates

Fontenelle Forest Announces New Executive Director: Tyler Irvine

As a 110-year-old private nonprofit, we look forward to charting a new path under new leadership, guided by our long-time mission of inspiring current and future generations to care for the natural world. Fontenelle Forest is excited to announce that Tyler Irvine has been named its new Executive Director.   Irvine…

Back to School: Raptor Style

article by Ell Kinsey, Raptor Care Specialist Next time your kids don’t want to see the doctor, remind them that even Fontenelle Forest’s raptors have to brave their back-to-school physicals. In early August, the raptor team buckled down to give each bird a thorough exam. This article provides a behind-the-scenes…


upcoming events in the forest…

Feather Our Nest

October 6 @ 6:00 pm - October 6 @ 9:00 pm
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Family Adventure Day

October 7 @ 9:30 am - October 7 @ 12:00 pm
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Seniors Understanding Nature 2023

October 10 @ 10:00 am
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Sunset Hike

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - October 13 @ 7:30 pm

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