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It happens every year around the end of the month of January and beginning of February. You and your family are cooped up inside your house and you begin to yearn for a break. Did you know that just ten minutes from downtown Omaha, you can find 1,400 hundred acres of mature forest, loess hills, marsh, wetlands, and grasslands with over twenty six mile of foot trails, including a one mile fully accessible river view boardwalk?

Fontenelle Forest (FF), founded in 1913, is one of Nebraska's oldest conservation organizations and one of the largest private nature centers in the United States situated along the Missouri River. The forest is open 362 days a year and there is a lot to do, even when the weather is cold. Visitors are sure to find something to cure cabin fever with a wide range of programs for adults, children, and families.

Stay tuned over the next couple of weeks as we reveal ways to fight cabin fever at the Forest.

Update: Here are the all of the articles in this series.

Family Sundays

Snow-Shoeing at Fontenelle Forest

Clubs at Fontenelle Forest

Mmm! Mud Pies! Served up by Fontenelle Forest!

Take a Hike at Fontenelle Forest

Fontenelle Forest is free for members, memberships available at the Visitor Services desk. One Day Memberships are $7.00 per adult, $6.00 per senior (62+), $5.00 per child/student (2-17), and free for children under age 2. Parking is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis. FF is located at 1111 Bellevue Blvd North in Bellevue, NE. Visit for complete schedule of programs and other information. It is the general policy that Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is closed when Omaha Public Schools cancel classes due to inclement weather.


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Brad is the Communications Director at Fontenelle Forest. He is one of our ParentSavvy Community Experts contributing information about experiencing and enjoying the outdoors. ...

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