Oak Leaves
Hartley Nature Center
Natural History. Stewardship. Sustainability.
Hartley News and Events

Click for Our Latest Calendar of Events


Hartley nature Preschool is Hiring!

Hartley Nature Preschool is hiring part time lead and assistant teachers for our full day and half day preschool classrooms. Click on the links to learn more:

Lead teacher job description

Assistant teacher job description



Winter is a great time to get out and enjoy all that Hartley Park has to offer


There are no designated snowshoe trails so visitors are welcome to explore off trail but must not hike on groomed ski trails and avoid streams and areas with moving water.

Cross Country Skiing:

Hartley Park has 5K of classic groomed ski trails maintained by the City of Duluth. Typically when there is 6" or more of snow, the trails will be groomed once a week. Updated trail conditions can be found at these links: skinnyski.com and The Duluth XC Ski Club. Skiing on the groomed ski trails does require a Great MN Ski Pass available through the MN DNR. Ski passes can be purchased online, over the phone or at local DNR license selling facilities. (Hartley Nature Center does not sell ski passes)

Hartley Nature Center RENTS both cross country ski packages and snowshoes for people of all ages. More information can be found on our website rental page. Rentals are available, when snow conditions allow, Monday-Friday 9am-4pm, Saturdays 10am-4pm and Sundays 12-5pm.


Winter Camps at Hartley

When school is off, Hartley winter camps are on! Beat the winter blues by registering for a winter camp at Hartley. A variety of indoor and outdoor activities, crafts, games and even a little hot chocolate round out a week of science and nature-based camps at HNC. Camps are offered February 15-19 and March 21-25 with both morning (9-12) and afternoon sessions (1-3) are offered along with early drop, lunch bunch and scholarships. Click on the links below for more information:


Be A Part Of The Hartley Family

Begin or renew your membership with us right now! We need your support more than ever, and you will reap the many benefits of joining the Hartley team (especially the good feelings part). Click on the membership link above for more information. Memberships make great gifts as well!



New to Hartley Nature Center and Hartley Park?- take a quick virtual tour.

Hartley Nature Center

3001 Woodland Ave
Duluth, MN 55803


home    site map

Nature Center Hours
Monday-Friday: 9-5
Saturday: 10-5

Location map

Hartley on Facebook  Visit us on Facebook

2016 Presenting Sponsor

Miller Hill Subaru, Duluth, MNSubaru