We invite you out for a hike to explore the magic of the natural world, our trails are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

We ask that all staff and visitors follow our mask policy to help keep everyone safe and slow the spread of COVID-19.

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*Please note our facility’s date of reopen to the public is based on public health recommendations and other factors.

About Us

ALNC is leading the way to ensure visitors of all ages and backgrounds have opportunities to connect with nature by offering positive and constructive learning opportunities that capture their interest, engage their senses and teach them to appreciate the interconnectedness of all living things.

We are proud to offer the following:


  • 6a0133eff5c775970b0148c801899d970c-800wi Adult & Teacher Workshops – Whether you want to learn a new outdoor skill or brush up on teaching techniques, ALNC offers a wide variety of both adult and teach workshops. Learning’s a “natural” during hands-on field trips to ALNC!
  • Group-in-Front-of-Pond School Field Trips – Learning’s a “natural” during hands-on field trips at ALNC! We work with teachers to ensure that outdoor experiences are an integral part of a child’s education.
  • Girls+Smiling+at+Tree After-School Programs – Educational and adventurous programs for elementary and middle school low-income students challenge youth with outdoor exploration and activities.
  • ALNC School Programs Scout Programs – Troop badge work, overnights, pre-scheduled programs, and Eagle Scout projects lead scouts to a deeper appreciation of the outdoor world.
  • group shot on stage At-School Presentations – For classes unable to visit ALNC, our naturalists deliver hands-on nature programs at schools.
  • Emily in the Cattails Close Up Special Events – Leopold Discovery Day, Maple Syrup Fest, Fall Fest and Pipers in the Prairie offer exciting nature-oriented fun for the entire family.
  • GirlsDigging Birthday Parties – No kid is too old to celebrate naturally with a cool nature-themed birthday program and party at ALNC.
  • BoywithMap Summer Nature Camps – Outdoor adventure and hands-on nature activities encourage children, ages 2-16, to experience the great outdoors throughout the summer. From Backpacking the Ice Age Trail to Adventures with Laura Ingalls to Muckin’ in the Marsh and Overnight Family camps, there’s something for everyone to enjoy a summer of learning and discovery outdoors!

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