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Great Outdoor Weekend

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Share the Love—Bring a friend!

Visit us on September 25 and 26 at Rowe Woods—and bring a friend or two. We're offering free admission to all for the weekend!

Whether it's taking a hike on one of our beautiful trails or shopping for a unique hand-crafted find at our Artist Market, we have a ton of fun planned for Great Outdoor Weekend—and we want to share it with you. Come on out and take part in the fun!


Fall Bird Walks 

Saturday, September 25, 8-10 am

The season is changing and so the migration begins!  Join our knowledgeable bird leaders as we hit the trails to observe year-round species and birds who are just passing through. Dress to be outdoors and bring your binoculars. Beginners are welcome. Member adult free; nonmember adult $9 (includes daily admission). 

Trail Yoga 

Saturday, September 25, 9:30-11 am

Connect to nature in a deeper way through the mindful movement and meditative practices found in yoga during this on-the-trail experience. Member adult $9; nonmember adult $18 (includes daily admission).

Artist's Market

Saturday and Sunday, 10 am-4 pm 

  • Meet local artists and makers in front of Rowe Visitor Center.
  • View fascinating artist demonstrations.
  • Explore a wide variety of products for sale—goat’s milk soap, jams and jellies, upcycled baskets, and more.
  • Visit with Pine Lane Farm’s goats and Shoshin Farm’s fancy chickens


Get to Know Rowe Woods 

Saturday, September 25, 10-11:30 am 

Join us for a special tour starting at the Krippendorf Lodge where you'll hear about our history and heritage. We’ll then trek along part of the Upland Trail where we'll see some of Rowe Woods’ best natural features. Along the way, you'll learn about our mission and how we work hard to protect and preserve our land and the wildlife that calls it home. Member adult $5; nonmember adult $14 (includes daily admission). 

Life Under a Log in the Nature PlayScape 

Saturday, September 25, 10-11:30am

Join the search for the little creatures that call old logs home! Borrow our naturalist’s bug catchers, magnifying glasses and shovels and head out into the PlayScape to see what you can find. We’ll also make a special critter craft to take home. Members free; nonmember adult $9 and nonmember child $4 (includes daily admission).  


Pawpaw Ice Cream Day for Families!

Saturday, September 25, 1-2 pm

Calling all ice cream connoisseurs! Join us for a fun afternoon of learning about pawpaw trees and their fruit. We’ll hike through the pawpaw patch, open up the fruits, learn about their history, and see how ice cream is made. We’ll end our time together with a taste test of our native hand-made pawpaw ice cream. Members $8; nonmembers $8.

Native Gardening in the Fall  

Saturday, September 25, 3-4:30 pm 

On this walking tour of our native gardens, we’ll help you learn to take cues from nature to maximize your native garden’s value for wildlife in fall and winter. We’ll share lessons learned from our native gardening experience while answering your questions and providing inspiration for fall planting or your dreams for next spring. Member adult $10; nonmember adult $19 (includes daily admission). 

Make a Hiking Stick

Sunday, September 26, 10:30-11:30 am

Grab a pre-harvested honeysuckle branch and craft it into a hiking stick with our hand tools. Use our leather stamping set and brass tacks to embellish your new hiking companion. Members $7; nonmembers $14 (includes daily admission).