Ney Nature Center

A nonprofit organization

101 donors

Hi Friends of the Ney Nature Center,

The Ney Nature Center has experienced a tremendous increase in our trail use and program participation and we are so thankful to continue to provide community access to nature. 

Please support our work, if you are able at this time. Your donation will help us move forward and adapt to better serve our community, park users, and program participants.  Thank you!

We are keeping to our mission: The Ney Nature Center manages and protects the Ney Wildlife Preserve through education and interaction with the natural world.  Our plan-of-action is to continue meeting our mission through the important conservation and citizen science projects our staff have in the works, as well as using social media and our website to educate and facilitate interactions with nature.

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The Ney Nature Center (NNC) is home to 446 acres of all the natural world has to offer – forests, prairie, meadows, bluffs, creeks, and a variety of wildlife. Conveniently located halfway between the Twin Cities and Mankato with access from Hwy 169, the Ney Nature Center has something for everyone!

Some of the things you can find at the Ney Nature Center:

  • Woodlands (including big woods remnants)
  • Native Prairie
  • River Bottoms
  • Bird Watching
  • The Famous Ney Frog Pond
  • Scenic Streams and Ravines
  • Native Wildlife
  • Historic Farmsteads
  • Hiking, snowshoeing, and x-country skiing
  • Outdoor Recreational Programs such as kayaking, archery, and geocaching

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Ney Nature Center

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PO Box 93
Henderson, MN 56044



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