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I use to take the girl scout troupe here for hikes and for educational tours. They loved it as a group. We went back for birthday parties and just to go hiking to watch the turtles and the birds. Bring binoculars. You can go year...More
Heron Haven is a gem within the urban city of Omaha. This area is a large wetland with several ponds among many trees. Trails provide access to the ponds where you can pause to look for bird life, frogs and turtles. It is preferred to...More
I've driven by here for years and years and finally stopped...and am so glad I did! There is a little gravel parking lot next to the visitor's center, which was closed when we went. The trails are open every day from dawn til dusk. To...More
The visitor center isn't always open - I believe it is staffed with volunteers and that can be challenging. But the board walk, nature trails and photography blind are very nice. Almost hate to tell too many people about this secret treasure!
My grandchildren and I have visited Heron Haven a couple of times in the last few months. It is a great way to introduce very urban kids to the wonders of nature "in their own backyard." The grandchildren range in age from nine down to...More