A popular spot for hikers, families, and all kinds of groups, Maplewood Nature Center is the gateway to, and one of, 14 Neighborhood Preserves. Here, you will find a Visitor Center with live snakes and salamanders, and 1.5 miles of hiking trails that wind through wetlands and woods. Visitor amenities include interactive exhibits, both indoor and out, trail kiosk, picnic area and nature play yard, wildflower demonstration gardens including rain gardens, and more.
Maplewood Nature Center offers public Programs and Events. Have a question for our Staff? Ask it Here.
MNC Visitor Center Buildingclosed Sat, Sept 3-Monday Sept 5th for Labor Day Weekend. Trails open dawn to dusk.
Trail Hours at the Nature Center & Preserves
Open 1/2 hour before sunrise to 1/2 hour after sunset every day of the year
Things you can do at the nature center include
Attend a program/Bring your class
Have a birthday party
Learn about the Environment
Resources and Links
The Nature Center participates in Sustainability Projects for the City of Maplewood, including Sustainable Maplewood Project 2050, the Environmental Insert for the city's newsletter and Maplewood's City Staff 'Green Team,' and assists with portions of the city’s Tree Program