Discover a Surprising World of Adventure
The Shakers were drawn to this site for its rich natural resources—fertile land, plentiful water sources and strong limestone. Today, The Preserve conserves and shares native prairies, woodlands, watersheds, fields, canebrakes and diverse wildlife—all perfectly framed by miles of hand-laid rock walls. Go on a new adventure every day as you trek through 3,000 acres of streams, forests and wide open spaces.
Conservation @ Work
During the last 10 years, Shaker Village has converted more than 1,000 acres of native prairie to re-establish one of the rarest ecosystems in North America. Recognized as a national model for large-scale habitat management, The Preserve has become a learning laboratory for many local, state and federal conservation partners.
Our 36-mile trail system allows users of all ages and skill levels to roam at their own pace. Begin your adventure at the Centre Trailhead, featuring family-friendly trails, a bird observation blind, Shaker mill sites and more.
Discover curated weekend nature programs designed to inspire new perspectives! Go on a geology hike, a wildflower walk, share birding basics, learn foraging fundamentals and more.
To the Shakers, a healthy lifestyle went hand-in-hand with their spiritual well-being. Celebrate this legacy through programs that engage the mind, body and spirit, including Trail Run Festivals, Fall Paddles and more.
Help us with our ongoing fight against invasive species! Join us the third Saturday of every month from 9am-12pm for invasive species removal and some fun in The Preserve.
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