NOW OPEN!

STEARNS WOODLAND TRAIL

Visit the new and improved Stearns Woodland Trail on your next visit!
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STEARNS WOODLAND TRAIL IS NOW OPEN!

Stearns Woodland Trail reopened on Saturday, November 14! We are thrilled to share its new features and enhancements with you, which were made possible by those who have generously given to Enhancing Your Outdoor Classroom: Campaign for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes. The final phase of Stearns Trail work and capital campaign work will begin this spring, with a grand opening celebration planned for 2021 (exact timing TBD as permitted with COVID-19). Learn more at shakerlakes.org/outdoorclassroom

This exciting project is the third phase of a vision to enhance and reinvigorate our outdoor classroom and expand our ability to fulfill our mission to conserve a natural area, educate visitors about nature, and promote better environmental stewardship.

Rendering of Nature Play Area.

COMPLETED NOVEMBER 2020

A NEW, WELCOMING ENTRANCE AND TRAIL INFRASTRUCTURE

for added safety and trail stability

A NATURE PLAY AREA

featuring natural structure, part of a 300 year old white oak tree, and materials for creative play in nature

WETLAND OBSERVATION DECK

with increased seating alongside our south marsh

RESTORATION

of surrounding habitats

COMING SPRING 2021

Grand Opening coming in Spring 2021!
The new fully restored Stearns Woodland Trail will include:

A TREEHOUSE

built by the acclaimed Nelson Treehouse & Supply Company for imaginative play, giving a bird's eye view to the surrounding forest canopy

INTERPRETIVE SIGNAGE

to enhance visitor experiences and connections with nature

PROGRAMMING IMPACTS

Construction may impact programming during renovation through spring 2021. Be on the lookout for emails or mailed communication that will be coming to your homes with more information regarding impacts to programming.

Please contact Erica Prange at
(216) 321-5935, ext. 243 or prange@shakerlakes.org if you have questions or concerns regarding educational programming, or are interested in booking.

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Please contact Kay Carlson at carlson@shakerlakes.org or 216.321.5935 ext. 227 if you are interested in learning more about our vision.

Shaker Lakes renovation
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