at Oak Ridge Prairie

Oak Ridge Prairie Fall

sunset hike

Friday, July 26 from 7-8:30 PM

Enjoy a guided hike as the sun sets and the full moon rises at Oak Ridge Prairie. Gate fee applies. Program for ages 5 and up. Pre-registration required; please call 219-844-3188. Homeschool, scout and other groups are welcome to attend, but all families within a group must register individually.

Tallgrass Prairie

Tuesday, September 17 from 9:30-11 AM

The land looked much different when the settlers first came to what is now Indiana. Take a hike and ‘travel back in time’ to enjoy the beauty of the tallgrass prairie in autumn. Pre-registration required, call 219-844-3188. Program is free, donations appreciated. Program is designed for adults.

fall in love with your parks

Thursday, October 3 from 1-2:30

Lake County Parks are fantastic! Join a park naturalist this fall and learn to love them like we do. Please dress for weather. Pre-registration, call 219-844-3188.This program is a part of a series that meets at different parks, if you are interested in attending the related programs check out program web page.

#OptOutside Hike at Oak Ridge Prairie

Friday, November 29, 2019, 10 AM - 11:30 AM 

Started in 2015 by outdoor retailer REI, #OptOutside is not just about Black Friday. It is about choosing life outdoors and living a little more simply, even just for one day. What better way to work off some of those Thanksgiving calories that with a hike? For all ages. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188. There is also a #OptOutside hike happening the same day at Gibson Woods. Check out our event page for more details

Winter Solstice Hike and Campfire

Ages 5 and up

Saturday, December 21 from 3:30-5 PM

$5 per person 

Enjoy the shortest day of the year and the start of calendar winter with a guided hike, followed by a campfire (with snacks) at Oak Ridge Prairie. Please dress for weather. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188.

Sunset Hike

Ages 5 and up

Sunday, February 9, 2020, 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM 

Beat those winter blues by taking a hike as the sun sets. Please dress for the weather. Pre-registration required, please call 219-844-3188.

Check out our calendar to see what other Nature & Hikes programs are going on around the Lake County Parks!