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Nahant Marsh Education Center

Nahant Marsh is a 305-acre preserve nestled in southwest Davenport. It is part of a 513-acre wetland complex that is bordered by the Mississippi River, Interstate 280, and Highway 22. Click here for directions.

EDUCATION CENTER HOURS
The Nahant Marsh Education Center is open Monday – Friday 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m.-Noon (extended to 3 p.m. April-October).  Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset. If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk. Click here for a trail map.



 

 

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Upcoming Events

Beginning Birding

Beginning Birding

Sep 23, 2018 6:30am - 9:00am

Learn how to identify birds and their habitats with expert ornithologist Kelly McKay. Kelly lead birding tours to various areas of Nahant Marsh. Participants...

Homeschool Program

Homeschool Program

Sep 28, 2018 2:30pm - 4:00am

Nahant Marsh Education Center provides a monthly education program specifically geared towards homeschool children in grades K-8th. Students are split...

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Mindfulness Marsh Tour

Sep 29, 2018 10:00am - 12:00pm

REBUILDING ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS - BRINGING SPIRIT, BODY, AND NATURE TOGETHER Discover all that nature has to offer with a mindfulness tour of the marsh! Come...

Fall Sunset Hike

Fall Sunset Hike

Oct 2, 2018 5:30pm - 6:30pm

Explore the marsh at dusk when the wildlife is abundant. Sunsets at Nahant are truly a masterpiece painted by Mother Earth. The hike will include the history...

Breakfast Nature Club

Breakfast Nature Club

Oct 5, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am

  Learn the secret life of Iowa's wildlife during this monthly class at Nahant Marsh. Each month we will explore the characteristics and adaptations...

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Hours

The Education Center is open
M-F: 8:30 a.m.- 4:30 p.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m.- 3 p.m.
Trails are open daily from sunrise to sunset.

If the main gate is locked, trails are accessible from the front parking lot. Look for the opening in the fence near the kiosk.