Nature Center

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What can you do at Maplewood Nature Center?


A popular spot for hikers, families, and all kinds of groups, Maplewood Nature Center is the gateway to, and one of, 14 Neighborhood Preserves. Here, you will find a Visitor Center with live snakes and salamanders, and 1.5 miles of hiking trails that wind through wetlands and woods. Visitor amenities include interactive exhibits, both indoor and out, trail kiosk, picnic area and nature play yard, wildflower demonstration gardens including rain gardens, and more.

Maplewood Nature Center offers public Programs and Events

Please note special message on current trail conditions:
Due to all the rain this year, all bridges and the boardwalk becomes quite slippery when wet.  Regretfully one of the bridges is temporarily closed for safety reasons.
Please use caution.
 

Things you can do at the nature center include 

  • Attend a program/Bring your class
  • Have a birthday party
  • Hike/walk/play
  • Learn about the Environment
  • Rain gardens
  • Self-guiding activities
  • Snowshoe
  • Volunteer

Please be advised that no pets of any kind are allowed in this Wildlife Sanctuary. Nesting birds, mammals and plants thank you for respecting this rule. As an alternative, you may enjoy taking your pet to the nearby Battle Creek Dog Park.

Resources and Links

  • The Nature Center participates in Sustainability Projects for the City of Maplewood, including Sustainable Maplewood Project 2050, the Environmental Insert for the city's newsletter and Maplewood's City Staff 'Green Team,' and assists with portions of the city’s Tree Program
  • Edgerton Community Garden 

     

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Maplewood Nature Center Current Volunteers' Portal for Scheduling: https://www.volgistics.com/ex2/vicnet.dll/?from=242584

Current Nature Center Programs

Nature Center Programs - Summer/Fall 19