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Upcoming Events

StoryWalk

Tuesday - Saturday
Now-Feb
9am-5pm

Read along to Over and Under the Snow on the Blue Trail. The dirt trail begins behind the Nature Center.

Self-led | Free 

Snowflake

American Discovery Trail Hiking Club

Thursday
February 29th
4PM

Tag along with the American Discovery Trail Hiking Club as they hike the forests of Hayes Arboretum. 

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot (801 Elks Rd).

Learn more about ADTHC.

Free

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Mountain Bike

Ride

Saturday
April 6th
9AM

Please join us for this family friendly ride.

ROUTES
Route 1 – Mountain
Bike Trails (weather
pending)
Distance: ~8 miles
Bike Recommended:
Mountain bicycle


Description: We will meet
at the East Side parking lot.
From the trailhead, we will
begin on the Blue Trail,
then transition into Yellow,
Orange, and Red trails. The
trails are clearly marked at
turns and intersections, but
we will have SAG riders
and stations along the
route.

Route 2 – Gravel Ride
(alternate route, if
inclement weather)
Distance: ~5 miles
Bike Recommended:
Either a hybrid-style or
mountain bicycle

Description: We will meet
at the east side parking lot.
From the trailhead, we will
pass through the tunnel that leads to the west side
property and ride the auto
tour trail (paved gravel
surface) clockwise. This will
pass back through the
tunnel to the east side and
ride the gravel roads
counterclockwise (mostly
small rock but some
sections have larger stone).

Meet in the Entrance Parking Lot (corner of Hayes Arb Rd & Woodside Dr).

RSVP

Free

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Eastern Indiana Beekeepers

Tuesday
February 20th
6:30pm

Join the Eastern Indiana Beekeepers for their monthly meeting on various bee topics. Open to anyone curious about beekeeping.

Meet in the Nature Center (801 Elks Rd).

Learn more about EIB.

Free

Honeybee

Walking Tour

Friday
April 5th
9AM

Visit Hayes Arboretum for a free walk along the paved auto tour trail. Learn about the rich history of Hayes Arboretum and view the Morton Arch. The hike is approximately one mile and contains some hills.

Meet in the Nature Center Parking Lot (801 Elks Rd).

RSVP

Free

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Extended Hours

Sunday & Monday
April 7th & 8th
9AM-5PM

Visit Hayes Arboretum for our special extended hours! Check out the Nature Center, view wildlife from the Bird Watching Room, and explore the trails.

Free and open to all.

Gates will close once parking capacity is met. 

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