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Campfires: Wing Haven Nature Preserve (Angola)

Hosted by Indiana Humanities

Join our Campfires program for a spring walk through northern Indiana lakes, wetlands and meadows protected by ACRES Land Trust.

April 20
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm EDT
Wing Haven Nature Preserve
180 West 400 North
Angola, IN 46703 United States

Event Details

Wing Haven is a nature preserve with a rich diversity of plants, birds, mammals and aquatic species in three major ecosystems: glacially carved kettle-hole lakes bordered by a wetland fen system, upland forests and rolling grasslands/meadows. ACRES Land Trust protects these lands and will serve as our host for this Campfire. We’ll explore a loop trail that winds through the preserve; along the way we’ll experience meadows, woodlands and wetlands and learn about the preserve’s flora and fauna.

The trek will be co-led by humanities scholar Erica Anderson-Senter and an ACRES naturalist. Erica is a member of ACRES’s Ecological Reflections project that aims to create 200 years of humanistic and scientific work at Wing Haven (learn more here). Along our journey, we’ll stop to read short writings by Erica about her interactions with the landscape. Our trek will conclude with a shared meal and discussion around a campfire.

Your ticket price includes a campfire meal, Upland Brewing Company beers and snacks for the trail, in addition to any entrance or rental fees associated with the trek.

WHERE: Wing Haven Nature Preserve (ACRES Land Trust)

WHEN: April 20, 2024, 4–6 p.m. EDT

SCHOLAR-FACILITATOR: Erica Anderson-Senter (Note: Attendees should be aware that Erica’s works cover heavy emotional subjects such as grief and loss.)

TRAIL DIFFICULTY: Easy; relatively flat, earthen trails with a handful of moderate inclines


  • A limited number of free tickets are available based on need; please contact Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.
  • Depending on the weather, some trails may be wet, so wear shoes that can handle the mud.
  • Please bring a reuseable water bottle to take with you on the outing.
  • We’ll send a final confirmation two days before the event with driving and parking instructions and any other updates.
  • In case of inclement weather, Indiana Humanities will cancel the event and alert you via email at least two hours prior to the event start time. If the event is canceled, we’ll offer a refund or a ticket to another Campfires event of your choice.
  • Events are designed for ages 12 and older.
  • Upland Brewing Company beer will be available to attendees 21 and older.
  • Refunds are not available after 72 hours in advance (unless Indiana Humanities cancels the event).


Indiana Humanities’ award-winning Campfires program pairs nature and literature to spark conversations about Indiana’s future. Something about the combination of wild places, great writing, a warm campfire and cold beer gets Hoosiers talking in fresh and surprising ways about the world around us and our place in it.


Indiana Humanities connects people, opens minds and enriches lives by creating and facilitating programs that encourage Hoosiers to think, read and talk.


ACRES Land Trust owns and protects natural and working lands, inspiring people to value, appreciate and support these places for the benefit of all—today and forever.

Indiana Humanities will make reasonable modifications to ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to enjoy our programs. If you need an accommodation or have questions about accessibility, please email Sam Opsahl at sopsahl@indianahumanities.org.

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