Explore. Educate. Connect.
Celebrating 50 years of connecting people to the natural world.
The Lee and Rose Warner Nature Center is a private educational institution. Our Trailside Museum, classes, and events are open to the public. For safety and conservation reasons, we do not permit self-guided hiking on our trails.
Located 30 miles northeast of Saint Paul near historic Marine on St. Croix, Warner is the oldest private nature center in Minnesota and features over 600 acres of undeveloped woodland, marsh, lake, bog and grasslands. Within the Trailside Museum, visitors can learn about our public natural history programs, learn how to become a volunteer or Friend of Warner, and experience the Hidden Wonders of Warner, our brand-new interactive, hands-on education exhibits.
Senior Snowshoe Hiking Series
Explore winter at Warner through the ancient art of snowshoeing with other seniors! Join us January 14 and/or February 11. Learn basic snowshoeing techniques and hike through Warner’s woods. After snowshoeing sit around a warm fire and enjoy hot chocolate. Snowshoes provided.
Winter at Warner
Minnesotans don't head inside when the weather gets cold and the snow starts falling — we celebrate! Join us for some winter fun this year:
- Dog-Sledding at Warner
- Morning Snowshoe Hike
- Family Snow Fun
- And so much more!