Signature Events

Candlelight Ski, Skate & Snowshoe

There are many ways to enjoy winter in Minnesota. This event has many of them! Luminaries line a ski trail for a peaceful night ski, naturalists lead snowshoe hikes into the silent woods, give fat tire bike riding or kicksledding a try or enjoy ice skating on Hartley Pond under the stars. A light meal by Black Woods Catering is served in the building where you can also sample some Bent Paddle brews. Black Woods will also staff a cash bar. Round the evening off with desserts in the yurt and you have the makings of a great Minnesota night. Cost: Free/HNC members, $10/single, $35/non-mbr household.

Next Event: Stay Tuned

 

Wine in the Woods

Our annual event raises funds for Hartley Nature Center programming, scholarship funds, as well as for the general operation of the center. The evening features dinner and drinks while participants look over silent and live auction items.

Next Event: August 2019

 

Spring Youth Outdoor Expo

This fun family outdoor event in May has a number of stations set up inside and outside the facility youth and their parents learn and experience skills such as fly-tying, archery, bird banding, emergency rescues and birdhouse building. Done in conjunction with the W. J. McCabe Duluth Chapter of the Izaak Walton League, this event remains free for all participants and includes a sandwich, water bottle and ice cream. Registration is limited to 140 youth.

Next Event: Spring 2019

 

Howl-O-Ween

Our annual Howl-O-Ween event returns to Hartley Nature Center. Come dressed in costume, and spend some time exploring the trails around the nature center. There will be games, crafts, a critter trail, and of course treats. The event is intended for children ages 0-8, and their parents. We will have one session from 9 am – noon. This is event is FREE for HNC members, and $15 for non-member households. This event requires pre-registration, so call early to ensure a spot.  218-724-6735.
                                                   Next Event: October 27, 2018