PLANNING A VISIT
Ledge View Nature Center offers programs for the family throughout the year. Caving is the most popular, taking place from the end of May to the first weekend of November. During the winter we have snowshoes and skis for rent. In March come visit our woods to see the maple syrup process. But come anytime for a hike on our 2 1/2 miles of trails, there is no fee to walk through the nature center or hike the trails!
There is always something to do no matter the season!
Ledge View Nature Center building is open 7 days a week, from 8 am - 4:30 pm, except holidays. Inside there are many wonderful displays, live animals, and hands-on fun for the kids.
Ledge View Nature Center trail are dog friendly. Dogs need to stay on a leash and their droppings need to be picked up.
Ledge View Nature Center has caves here on the property, two are used for tours. We offer Carolyn's Tour, which has optional crawling and than a Carolyn's & Mother's Cave tour, Mother's is all crawling.
A 60 foot observation tower is about a quarter mile from the building that offers beautiful view of the prairie in the summer and the fall color in the fall.
Ledge View offers two and a half miles of hiking trails that loop the park, taking hikers or winter cross-country skiers through maple-oak forest, field, and along wooded mossy ledges.
Kids and the kids-at-heart can play on the Fun Trail, a small obstacle course in the woods behind the nature center.
Ledge View rents snowshoes and skis, from December through February, for self-guided in-park use, and offers public winter ecology hikes (on snowshoes). We have approximately one and a half miles of groomed ski trail.
For a schedule of snowshoe hikes click on photo.
March brings Maple Syrup Season to Ledge View. Public is always welcome to wonder through our sugar bush, watch the cooking of the sap, and ask a naturalist about the process.
Ledge View Nature Center's pavilion is available for picnics or can be rented for the day for events. Click here for details.