STEARNS WOODLAND TRAIL
ATTENTION: Parts of Stearns Trail are closed due to the construction of the new treehouse!
Stearns Woodland Trail reopened on Saturday, November 14, 2020. 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 fourth and final phase of Stearns Trail work and capital campaign work has begun. We will hold a grand opening celebration later this spring (exact timing TBD as permitted with COVID-19). Learn more at shakerlakes.org/outdoorclassroom
We are now in the fourth and final 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
of surrounding habitats
and removal of invasive plants
COMING SPRING 2021
Grand Opening coming in Spring 2021! Construction has begun again and parts of Stearns Trail will be inaccessible during construction.The new fully restored Stearns Woodland Trail will include:
built by the acclaimed Nelson Treehouse & Supply Company for imaginative play, giving a bird's eye view to the surrounding forest canopy
to enhance visitor experiences and connections with nature
Construction may impact programming. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions or concerns regarding educational programming, or are interested in booking.