Recreation Activities

Nature Trails

(Click Map Image to Access & Download the Trail Map) Graham Creek Nature Preserve contains numerous unpaved, rustic nature trails designed for hikers, off-road cyclists, and wildlife watchers. Preserve guests can also view the headwaters of Graham Creek and the memorial tree grove by utilizing the ADA-compliant trail and wetland boardwalk near the Interpretive Center…. Read more »

Archery Park

Youth and Adult archery ranges split by shooting tower; Archers must follow all posted rules and requirements. Horseshoe Pits, Swings and outdoor grill are all located near Pavilion.

Disc Golf Courses

The Preserve now features THREE Full 18-basket disc golf courses with novice and amateur concrete tee pads. The Amateur Course (Prairie Course) may be best suited for beginners. Starts just east of the Interpretive Center; Course loops along wood line north of Graham Creek, past outdoor classroom and pavilion area, and ending south of Interpretive… Read more »

Canoe/Kayak Launch

Preserve guests have free use of the kayak launch fit with a fixed ramp and a floating dock located at the end of Stan Mahoney Lane (east entrance to Graham Creek Nature Preserve). Any non-motorized vessel can be launched during daylight hours. Paddlers can turn east off of the launch to head out to Wolf… Read more »

Guided Recreation Events

Osprey Flight

Throughout the year, Graham Creek Nature Preserve hosts a variety of guided recreation events. These special offerings combine exploration with exercise. Including are guided kayak tours, our popular ‘Trail Trot’ guided nature hikes, hikes and wagon rides to the pitcher plant bogs and other fun outdoor activities. Participation may be limited for some of these… Read more »