The Ney Nature Center (NNC) is home to 446 acres of all the natural world has to offer – forests, prairie, meadows, bluffs, creeks, and a variety of wildlife. Conveniently located halfway between the Twin Cities and Mankato with access from Hwy 169, the Ney Nature Center has something for everyone!
Our Vision: Inspire appreciation and respect for nature.
Our Mission: The Ney Nature Center manages and protects the Ney Wildlife Preserve through education and interaction with the natural world.
As a Le Sueur County park, exploration hours are from sunup until sundown. The Education Building, which houses the office and staff, is open Monday - Friday 9 - 5.
Winter rental hours are listed on our website
Feel free to bring your furry dog friend with to enjoy the exciting trail system, but please keep them on a leash and pick up their waste. We have a place to dispose of filled dog bags near the first parking lot.
Some of the treasures you can find:
Woodlands (including big wood remnants)
MN River Bluffs
The Famous Frog Pond
Scenic Streams & Ravines
Extensive Trail System
Contact the Ney Nature Center:
28238 Nature Center Lane
PO Box 93
Henderson, MN 56044