ALNC UPDATES

Our facility will be closed Monday, January 16th in honor of Martin Luther King Jr Day.
We plan to reopen on Tuesday, Jan 17th at 9am.

As always, you’re invited to hike our trails, which are open daily from dawn until dusk.

Welcome! Our facility is open on weekdays from 9am to 4pm and on weekends from 10am to 2pm.

Wearing a face mask indoors is optional. Because we are a childcare facility and follow public health protocols, we have limited access to some public offerings and areas of our facility. We appreciate your patience as we work to find a healthy balance of access and safety for our community.

As always, our grounds and trails featuring self-guided tours are free and open daily from dawn until dusk.

Early Summer Fishin’

Summer fishing is cherished as an important seasonal hobby by both the young and old. When you get down to it, it’s more than just recreation, it’s practically a right of passage. The culture that surrounds fishing is as deep as the depths that have ever been plumbed by hook, line, and sinker.

600-01124398Happily, the Madison area is blessed by a chain of lakes and waterways that beckon to beginners and advanced fishers alike. You may have already seen boaters and shore fishers setting up shop, so to speak, with their tackle boxes, fishing poles, and sky-high hopes for the perfect catch!

If you’re just starting out, this blog post by Gary Engberg entitled Spring Shore Fishing on Madison’s Chain of Lakes will give you a pretty good idea of how and where to bait the best bite around Madison.

News: The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources grants license-free fishing on all Wisconsin waterways the weekend of June 1st & 2nd! For details and related events see Free Fishing Weekend.

A spring of fishing is bound to lead into a summer of even more fishing. Make sure you get out there with your friends and family and enjoy it! If you’re a father of youngsters, the Aldo Leopold Nature Center offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy father’s day with the kids through Family Fishing Fun Weekend in celebration of Father’s Day (June 15th & 16th). Catch the details on our Facebook page!

Aldo Leopold Nature Center