Maplewood Nature Center

About Maplewood Nature Center

Maplewood Nature Center has a Visitor Center, hiking trails, nature play yard, demonstration gardens, and picnic area. Adults, families, and groups come to hike and explore the wild outdoors, either on their own or on a scheduled program. Our hope is to empower you to become an enthusiastic steward of our natural environment!

Get information regarding Facilities and Programs.


Visitor Center Building Hours

Tuesday through Saturday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Closed Sunday, Monday, and most Federal Holidays

Trail Hours

Open 30 minutes before sunrise to 30 minutes after sunset every day of the year.

Terrain & Trails

The site is hilly, there is a lime rock trail along the marsh and unimproved trails in the oak woods. A floating boardwalk takes visitors over the marsh.


40 Acres


The preserve is located at 2659 East Seventh Street in Maplewood, one block west of Century Avenue.


The main entrance is at the Visitor Center at 2659 East Seventh Street. Neighborhood entrances are at Brand and Ferndale, Michael Lane and Evar, and East Seventh Street.


The parking lot is at the Visitor Center. Street parking is available at the three neighborhood entrances.


There are restrooms or drinking water at the Visitor Center.