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.

Nature’s Bouquet Hike

All ages

Every other Tuesday, June 4-September 24 from 9:30-11 AM

(August 13, 27, September 10,24)

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 native flora. Comfortable shoes and insect repellent are 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. 

Summer’s Ending Hike

All ages

Friday, August 30 from 6-7:30 PM

Summer is winding down for another year. Join us as we enjoy an evening hike around the woods to steal a few more summer moments. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout , and other groups are welcome to attend, but families must register individually.


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