Events for 2018

Merrimac Preserve

The Merrimac Preserve is open to hiking, bird watching, snow shoeing, and other low impact recreational activities. The following are the organized activities currently scheduled by Riverland Conservancy or other conservation organizations.

Saturday, July 14 - Running Fit holds the “Dances with the Dirt” event and utilizes some of the trails on the Merrimac Preserve.  For more information, visit their web page at danceswithdirt.com.

July 19 – July 22 – Trout Unlimited Youth Fishing Camp.  For more information or to apply, contact Mike Stapleton at (608) 742-3665 or mikestapleton22@gmail.com.

September 15 – January 6 - Archery and Crossbow Deer Season. A special permit is required to hunt on the Merrimac Preserve. Preserve trails are open during bow season.

Saturday, November 3 – Learn to Hunt for pheasants held at Merrimac Conservation Club.  Contact us at 608-643-6600 for more information.

November 17 – December 5 - Gun and Muzzleloader Deer Seasons.  A special permit is required to hunt on the Merrimac Preserve. Preserve trails are open during this hunt and blaze orange is required for all visitors to the property.  For more information please contact us at 608-643-6600.

Lansing Preserve

The Lansing Preserve is open to hiking and wildlife viewing year round.