Nature Kids, Indian Ford Meadow Preserve
Join the Deschutes Land Trust and Ginny Elliott for Wednesday Nature Kids! Take advantage of early release Wednesdays and venture to your Land Trust Preserves for a seasonal nature hike just for kids ages 6-11. Kids will enjoy hands-on activities along with their essential dose of nature. Snacks are provided and—best of all—grown-ups can drop their charges off and go for their own hike while we entertain your kids! Registration is not required for Wednesday Nature Kids, however it helps us prepare snacks accordingly.
To register, please use the yellow "Register Now" button above.
Outing Details + Route
Hike Rating: This is an easy 1-2 mile walk for kids along the Preserve trail and through a grassy meadow.
Route: This hike will start at the Indian Ford Meadow Preserve kiosk, follow a gravel trail, and then venture off-trail into a grassy meadow. Terrain will be uneven at times.
Elevation gain/loss: There is very little elevation gain/loss on this hike.
What to Bring
Water, sturdy hiking shoes. Dress for the weather.
About the Property
Indian Ford Meadow was donated to the Land Trust in 1996 by a local landowner to protect its dramatic scenic views and important wildlife habitat. Bisected by Indian Ford Creek, this picturesque 63 acre meadow near Sisters contains a unique diversity of ecosystems ranging from wetlands to pine forest. The Preserve also serves as a migratory corridor for mule deer and a breeding ground for migratory songbirds.