• Girl visits Gateway Nature Preserve booth at Cobblestone Farmers Market


    Unless otherwise indicated, please register for each event and park at the Washington Park parking lot at 1490 S. Broad St. and follow the signs across Salem Creek to Gateway Nature Preserve.
    Sat 10 Aug

    Salem Creek Stomp


    Come splash in Salem Creek and explore the “beach” area at Gateway Nature Preserve! We’ll look for animal tracks, creek critters, and do a creek scavenger hunt. Additionally, we’ll conduct water quality experiments, and classify creek critters to investigate the health of our creek. This annual event helps us track how Salem Creek changes from year to year. Please wear closed-toe shoes that can get wet and prepare for a great time!

    Follow the signs from the parking lot across the pedestrian bridge to Gateway Nature Preserve. The entry to the “beach” area is just past the kiosk.

    Sat 7 Sep

    Evening Wildlife Walk


    Enjoy a walk on the Forest Discovery Trail and the pollinator garden at Gateway Nature Preserve during the beautiful evening hours. See the flapping of bats, spot a silhouette, or hear the Barred Owl’s call and witness other nocturnal critters come to life to forage and hunt for food. Use your senses to help locate these and other native wildlife as the sun sets and twilight settles, bringing in the glimmer of the cooler summer night air. Individuals and families are welcome to attend, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Check our social media for upcoming sign up for this event.

    Please park in the lot behind Family Services, 1200 S. Broad St., Winston-Salem. The walk will depart from the Salem Creek Greenway path adjacent to the lot and next to Gateway Nature Preserve.

    PLEASE NOTE: We’ve been forced to cancel this event twice before due to weather-related issues. We hope the 3rd time’s the charm! Should the forecast be unfavorable, we will contact you in advance via email.