Hartley Nature Center

Hartley Nature Center Launches August Fundraising Campaign

"We Heart Hartley" Campaign Runs August 1 - 31, 2020

DULUTH, Minn. – As July wraps up, the folks at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth are thrilled to announce a month-long fundraising effort called “We Heart Hartley.” Hartley Executive Director, Tom O’Rourke said the announcement comes after the cancellation of the center’s annual August fundraiser called “Wine in the Woods.” The cancellation is due in part to the ongoing coronavirus…

Park Officials Remind Pet Owners to “Pick Up Poop”

Piles of Poop Left Behind Causes Concerns from Park Officials, City Staff

DULUTH, Minn. – It’s warm, squishy, and it stinks. We’re talking poop. Chances are you’re guilty once or twice of watching your pet poo, and walking away in a public place. But it’s now becoming a problem within the Twin Ports, one pile leading to hundreds if not thousands left unattended. “No one wants to walk in poop when they’re…

Registration Now Open for Hartley Nature Center Holiday & Winter Camp

December Camp Will Use a Different Format This Year, Allowing for Daily Registration Instead of Weekly

DULUTH, Minn. – Hartley Nature Center in Duluth is giving local youth many reasons to spend winter break outdoors this season. Their wintertime day camp opportunities are offered during the school year when the Duluth school system is on break. This year, there will be  a new December Camp format, allowing for daily registration instead of weekly. The camp will run…

Tagging Butterflies at Hartley Nature Center

Members event at Nature Center tag butterflies before migration.

DULUTH, Minn.- Families who are members at Hartley Nature Center got a chance to send off monarch butterflies with something to help researchers. The Nature Center hosted a volunteer butterfly tagging event. Kids, parents and others gathered in the Center’s garden to learn about monarchs and milkweed. Then they tagged monarch butterflies before they migrate to Mexico where researchers can…

Skiing, Skating and Snowshoeing by Candlelight

13th Annual Event Held in Cold Temps

DULUTH, Minn.- In true Northland fashion, families bundled up and took to the ice-cold outside at Hartley Nature Center. The Center hosted their 13th Annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event. Families could enjoy fat biking and snowshoe hiking on a trail adorned with lights, skate on Hartley Pond, or share some hot chocolate at the yurt. Organizers say, when…

Kick Sled Rentals At Hartley Nature Center

Active Adventures: Local Winter Rentals From Snowshoes, Skiis & Kick Sleds

DULUTH, Minn. — In this week’s Active Adventures Brittney Merlot takes us to Hartley Nature Center where you can rent a bunch of different winter equipment. This varies from traditional and metal snowshoes, cross country skiis and kick sleds! Categories: Active Adventures, Community, Entertainment, Features, News, News – Latest News, Weather in the News Tags: Hartley Nature Center, merlot weather,…

Registration Now Open for Hartley Nature Center Winter Celebration

The 13th Annual Winter Celebration is Happening Saturday, January 19 at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Staff at Hartley Nature Center in Duluth invite adventurous Northlanders to register now for the 13th annual Candlelight Ski, Skate and Snowshoe event. The wintertime fun is happening Saturday, January 19 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. This event celebrates the cold weather season, silent woods, white snow, ice ponds and groomed trails that come with it….

Hiking and Halloween Fun This Weekend at Hartley Nature Center

The Annual Hartley Nature Center Howl-O-Ween is Happening Saturday, October 27 in Duluth

DULUTH, Minn. – Rain or shine, the annual Howl-O-Ween event is returning to Hartley Nature Center on the morning of Saturday, October 27. This year’s event will unveil an all new outdoor format. Organizers invite the public to come dressed in costume and enjoy exploring trails near the nature center. You’re encouraged to dress warm and be ready to take…

Bikers Go Boo at Hartley Nature Center

COGGS Hosts 2nd Annual Shredding Pumpkins

DULUTH, Minn.- Kids and parents in Duluth took advantage of the good weather for some Halloween fun on Sunday. They rode their bikes over to the Hartley Nature Center for their 2nd Shredding Pumpkins event. Families decked out in their Halloween best could take on the new trails built by the Cyclists of Gitchee Gumee Shores. also known as COGGS. “As…

Hartley Nature Center May Become More Accessible

The city may be applying for a nearly $1.3 million grant to help fund the Hartley Mini Master plan.

DULUTH, Minn.-  The Duluth City Council could vote on a grant application to help the Hartley Nature Center. The city may be applying for a nearly $1.3 million grant to help fund the Hartley Mini Masterplan, adding more parking and more signs in the park. “Right now you sort of have to earn your way around Hartley, people go out in…

Hartley Nature Center Expanding

The Board has been planning for this expansion over the last year.

DULUTH, Minn. – Some big changes are coming to the Hartley Nature Center building in Duluth. As visitors and students continue to come through the doors, the center is trying to keep up with the demand. Thousands of children visit Hartley every year for school field trips and plans to add on to the building will allow kids to continue…

Hartley Nature Center Hosts Outdoor Halloween Event for Families

Coffee Conversation: Howl-O-Ween

DULUTH, Minn. – This weekend superheroes, cartoon characters, witches and many more costumed kiddos will be filling Hartley Park. It’s all for the nature center’s annual Howl-O-Ween event. Families will look for animals along the trails on Saturday, October 28. There are two sessions for fun. The first is from 10 a.m. to noon and the second is from 1:00…

Pond Scientists on the Rise at Hartley Nature Center

Many Student Groups Flocking for Field Trips to Northland Educational Hub

DULUTH, Minn. – In this week’s Animal Answers we’re taking you on a field trip! For some, it may be a trip to the park, museum or movie theater. However, many groups of Northland students are becoming seasoned pond scientists. “I think if you start kids at an early enough age they’ll have an appreciation for the outdoors,” said Matt…