Guided Tours of the Swaner Preserve

Saturday Nature Walks/Snowshoe Tours

Every Saturday | 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. | $5 or free for members

Nature Walks
Spring, Summer, Fall

Snowshoe Tours

Join us for a nature walk on the Preserve!  You will learn about wetland science, natural plant and animal species, and the history of the Swaner Preserve.  

Tall grass, uneven footing, and wet ground may be encountered and can be challenging for younger children and some seniors.  Participants who do not wish to do the entire 1 hour and 15 minute tour are welcome to turn around at any time during the walk.

Please come prepared for outdoor conditions:  Sturdy boots or shoes (close-toed) and long pants are recommended along with a water bottle.

During this tour, you will learn about the history of the Preserve as well as what kinds of plants and animals you will find during the winter.  Additionally, you will have time to search for and identify animal tracks and other signs of animal life on the Preserve.  This outing is appropriate for all ages and will takes place on generally flat terrain.

Please come prepared with snow gear, such as boots, snowpants, hats, gloves, coat, etc.  Snowshoes can be rented from the EcoCenter if needed - pricing and other details can by clicking the link.

To register, please call 435-649-1767 or email


Private Tours

Swaner EcoCenter offers private guided group tours of the Swaner Preserve by our trained naturalists.  Each season offers glimpses of different wildlife and scenery.  You will learn about our local wildlife, habitat, and the history of the Preserve.  We offer guided nature tours in spring, summer, and fall.  We offer snowshoe tours during the winter months. 

To reserve a private tour, please contact Jennie Groves | 435-797-8956. 

Cost: $125 minimum for 1 - 5 people.  An additional fee of $10 per person for each additional person. (For private snowshoe tours, the snowshoe rentals are included in this price.)

Please dress appropriately for conditions.

For Youth Education Group Tours, please contact Katherine Veeder | 435-797-8942.