Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve
Phone: (219) 926-1842
This beautiful 167-acre preserve showcases an inspiring and aesthetically stunning marriage of nature and culture. The natural landscape includes a mix of restored prairie, creek, wetlands, and woodlands. Preserve planners have added human infrastructure to that natural setting and have done so with careful planning and exquisite attention to aesthetics, function, and environmental responsibility. Interpretive signage enhances the experience. Buildings are constructed of local materials, like Indiana limestone, whenever possible. The preserve offers a 5-mile trail system, plus education programs. A summer concert series takes place in an open-air amphitheater.
The Coffee Creek Watershed Preserve is a 157-acre complex of wetlands, woodlands, and prairie. More than 400 native plants species have been identified on the property. The magnificent display of wildflowers from spring through fall is one of the Preserve's most notable features. Many common mammals, reptiles, amphibians, and butterflies make their homes here, and there is a diverse birdlife, including both nesting and migratory species. This mile-long hike will highlight the flora and fauna of Coffee Creek as well as facts about the Preserve and their amazing natural resources. Meet your guide at the Chesterton Amphitheater.