Things to Do in Hardin County

No matter the season, Hardin County Conservation has something to do at our parks, rivers, nature center, and wildlife areas. Look through the alphabetical list below for park activities and click for more information. Don’t forget to check our calendar for a list of all our programs and events.

Calkins Programs and Events
Fun for the whole family! These are can't miss events, so mark your calendars and head out to Calkins Nature Area for the annual Halloween Hike or Christmas at Calkins.

Do you like enjoy live music, good BBQ, and supporting a great cause that promotes conservation and natural resource education? Then come to Calkins for the Friends of Calkins Annual BBQ & Bluegrass Festival. Ticket prices are reasonable and you will have a chance to win some delicious homemade goodies during the live dessert auction.

Whatever the reason you enjoy the outdoors, keep an eye on the schedule for a public program at Calkins that piques your interest. Public program topics cover a wide array of topics including wildflower walks, hunting techniques, native landscaping, archaeology, and canoeing and kayaking just to name a few.

With 65 parks and wildlife areas, visitors have the opportunity to camp, fish, hike, boat, interact with wildlife and experience so many more fun activites while in Hardin County.