Around the County

Spring Around the Parks

All ages


9:30 -11 AM

Spring is a great time for nature exploration. Join in the fun as naturalists lead hikes at 4 Lake County parks. (We will explore the others this fall.) Please dress for weather, as trails may be wet this time of year.

Dates and Parks:

Thursday, April 4: Buckley Homestead

Thursday, April 25: Three Rivers

Thursday, May 2: Grand Kankakee Marsh

Thursday, May 30: Deep River- Big Maple Lake

Northwest Indiana Dragonfly Hunts

Ages 15+

$2 per person per session

Meet at designated area at 9:30 AM. Preregistration is required;please call 219-844-3188.

Practice identifying dragonflies as you walk with a naturalist from Gibson Woods at various locations throughout Northwest Indiana. Brings binoculars’ and a camera if you like.

Thursday, June 13: Oak Ridge Prairie, meet in parking lot by pond; gate fee waived for registrants

Thursday, June 27: Fancher Lake (Lake County Fair Grounds)/Sauerman Woods, meet at east end of lake by Industrial Building

Thursday, July 11: Douglas Center-Indiana Dunes Nat’l Lakeshore (Miller), meet in parking lot

Thursday, July 25: Wolf Lake Area, meet at 129th St Parking Lot