Winter Trails

There are 3.3 miles of groomed cross county ski trails at Mill Creek Park in Paullina. The groomed trails include the present Red and Black Trails with additional trails through the cabin and beach areas and a complete perimeter trail on the lake itself. All of the trails are connected. With wonderful snow this year,…

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Egg Hunt

Sprint into Spring with an Egg Hunt. Learn about birds while hunting eggs. Take the clues found inside to solve the puzzle and win a prize. Saturday April 1, 2023. 1:00pm at the Prairie Heritage Center. All ages welcome. Indoor or Outdoor? Depends on the weather!

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Home School Nature Program

Special Star Lab session January 24 at 1:30pm. Home School Nature program session will focus on constellations, moon phases and the universe.

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Macrame DIY home décor

Macrame DIY activity

Macrame or creating wall art using knots is a skill that will be used at this workshop to create your DIY home décor. Bring your own idea for a design or use one of ours. Saturday February 4, 1:00pm at the Prairie Heritage Center. Free to attend and sign up is not required.

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Winter Survival

Winter Survival. Build a fort and make a fire

Meet at the lodge in Paullina. February 4, 10:00am to build a fort and start a fire. Learn what it takes to survive in the winter. Dress for the weather as this activity will be outside in the snow. All ages are welcome to attend.

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Snow Shoe Hike

Hike using snow shoes at Dog Creek park

Get out and enjoy nature on Saturday January 14 starting at 10:00am at Dog Creek Park. Meet on the South side of the lake. All snow shoes will be provided, but if you want to use your own-that works too!

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With a Ranger Program

With a Ranger Program continues this summer. All dates run from 3:00-5:00pm. June-Fishing, July-Paddling, August-Nature Hike, September-Archery. Mill Creek program is the first Saturday of each month. Dog Creek program is the second Saturday of each month. Douma program is the third Saturday of each month. All programs are free and no sign up required…

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Open Range Nights

Open Range Nights outdoor will begin May 9, 2023. All open range nights run from 6:00-8:00pm at the Crosbie Wildlife & Youth Nature Center. 4270 Roosevelt Ave Paullina, IA. All ages of youth are welcome to participate in a variety of outdoor recreation with archery, trap and .22 available.

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