Guided Preserve Tours & Nature Hikes
Weedon Island Preserve is a wonderful example of how nature can persevere throughout a 2,000-year history of human presence on the island. The natural world and humans are permanently linked here and evidence of this is easily seen through our various hike programs.
Whether you are interested in plants, mammals, birds, insects, archaeology, or history, there is a hike for you!
Advance registration is required.
Join us for a guided hike through the mangrove and upland ecosystems of Weedon Island Preserve. Learn about the coastal environment, native wildlife, and early history of the Preserve.
Wading Bird Walk
Learn the identifying marks and behaviors of our most common wading birds at Weedon Island Preserve during a 1 to 2 mile guided hike of the trails. A brief classroom session before the hike will give visitors an overview of the birds found on the Preserve, including tips on when and where different species are most likely to be seen.
Hike the Preserve in search of that perfect shot. This program provides great opportunities for photographers of all levels to hone their skills. After a brief classroom session, Center volunteers highlight seasonal features of the Preserve, as well as specific wildlife behaviors that help participants capture the natural beauty of Weedon Island Preserve. Recommended for adults.
Hike to an active archaeological dig-site on Weeden Island. Attendees will learn about the early peoples that inhabited Weedon Island thousands of years ago, and the ongoing work being done by researchers to better understand these ancient cultures and how they interacted with their environment
Hikers will meet inside the atrium of the Cultural and Natural History Center 15 minutes before start time.