Naturalist Hikes

Naturalist Hikes are offered on the third Saturday of each month. Each hike begins on the Highlands Center Patio by the Kiosk. These guided walks are a fantastic way to learn about a unique aspect of local natural history: plants, animals, geology, and more!

These hikes are free, but we do ask you to RSVP so we can better prepare.

2019 Naturalist Hike Line-up

These hikes are on the unpaved trails on the Highlands Center’s 80-acre campus. These trails are rocky and have short, but occasionally steep, inclines. Trained naturalists guide these hikes.  Make sure to bring water, wear appropriate hiking shoes, dress in protective layers, and apply sunscreen.

Geology Hike with Fred Oswald

Saturday, May 18th @ 8:30 AM

Diverse and impressive rock formations are found along the Highlands Center trails. Phyllite, conglomerates, intrusive dikes, and even the banded iron formation are all found within a comfortable walking distance from the James Learning Center.  In this Naturalist-lead walk, visit some of these impressive formations, learn how they were formed, how to identify them, and much more!

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