at Gibson Woods

Walking on bridge at Gibson Woods

Did  you know that spending just 30 minutes outdoors each week can reduce  your risk of depression and high blood pressure by nearly 10%. Get your weekly dose of Vitamin N (nature!) with any of these hikes! Or just come out and explore on your own.

Weekly Bird Migration Hike 

Wednesdays, 8:30- 10 AM |For adults

Spring: April 15- May 27 

Spring and Fall are great times to see a variety of migrating bird species including thrushers, warblers, sparrows and vireos. Walk with a park naturalist to see who is visiting the Woods.

Nature’s Bouquet Hike

 8:30-10 AM | All ages

Fridays, May 22, June 12, July 12, July 12, July 3 & 24, August 14 and September 4 and 25

More than 300 species of native plants are found at Gibson Woods, including a variety of rare and unique species. Join a park naturalist for a walk through the preserve to learn more about our flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent recommended.

Unless otherwise noted, programs are free but donations are always appreciated. Pre-registration is also recommended,call Gibson Woods at  219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually. 

Full Flower Moon Hike

Thursday, May 7 from 8-9 PM| For adults

Spring is a great time to go out for a night hike in the woods. Pre-registrations required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Full Moon Hike

  Friday, June 5 from 8:30-9:30 PM |Ages 5 +

Join us as we enjoy a late spring evening and watch the full moon rise. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.

Winged Wonders Walk

Wednesday, 9:30-11 AM June 10- August 12 | All ages

The skies are filled with animals in flight in our warm summer months. Which winged wonders will we witness each week? Will nature surprise us with something new? Join us and discover your favorite of nature’s wonders.

Check out our other Nature and Hike programs at our Lake County Park sites on our calendar!