Welcome to Nature Walk

Whether it’s woods, water, prairie, or farmland, Conner Prairie is surrounded by beautiful nature. This is the perfect place to experience it up close. Walk through the forest and along the levee to discover the plants and animals that call this land home. Interpretive signs along the way display how this land was used in the past and how it is being used today. Borrow an Adventure Backpack at Treetop Outpost, filled with tools and suggested activities to encourage nature connection. The trail contains a few steep spots, so we recommend wearing close-toed shoes and traveling on foot.

Nature Activities

Look Up!

From the trail, you may see all kinds of birds including hawks, woodpeckers, warblers, finches, sparrows, and even the occasional Bald Eagle.

Use your Senses

Activate your senses as you stroll the nature walk. Use your eyes, ears, hands, and nose to connect with the endless nature around you. 

Animals all around

The Nature Walk has forest, river, and prairie, so you will see a variety of critters. Look for deer, squirrels, birds, insects and chipmunks. 

Get Active on the Prairie

If you walk from the Welcome Center to the Prairie Overlook and back, you will have covered 1.2 miles of ground! It’s the perfect place on the Prairie to get a little exercise. 

Borrow an Adventure Backpack

Borrow one of our Adventure Backpacks from Conner Prairie staff at Treetop. These are filled with tools to give you even more ways to discover nature. 

One Big restored prairie, one million reasons to give!

Guests love our Nature Walk as a chance to immerse themselves in beautiful wildlife, including The Lookout, which offers a spectacular view of the restored prairie. Your donations help keep the trail safe and free of debris while helping to provide a vast home for all of our beloved critters.