Things To Do

Hardin County is full of recreational and educational opportunities!

Use the tools on this page to discover something new that Hardin County Conservation might have planned for you! 

Discover annual events like a kayaking trip down the scenic Iowa River, or even our exploration backpacks provided by Calkins Nature Area to expand your knowledge of your native woodland and prairie surroundings. Is it too cold outside? Never, check out winter activities for you to explore, as well as listings on our events calendar!


  1. Conservation Calendar

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  1. Sat Oct. 23

    Calkins Halloween Hike On Saturday, October 23rd from 5 pm to 8 pm we will be hosting our annual Halloween Hike at Calkins Nature Area. This event is FREE to attend.
  2. Sat Nov. 6

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If you are interested in scheduling an event, email Calkins Nature Area staff.