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Hike Spring Hill

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Grab your hiking stick and head to Spring Hill to explore the magic of the tallgrass prairie. Beloved Iowa author, nature photographer and conservationist Carl Kurtz will lead a guided hike of this stunning 80-acre prairie property near Saint Anthony, Ia. Spring Hill is rich in diverse native prairie plants and wildlife.

Come early for bird calls, morning blooms and conversation, bring along a sack lunch and stay after for a picnic on the prairie. Family friendly, kids welcome. No experience necessary. An RSVP is appreciated, but not required. 

About Spring Hill

Spring Hill encompasses 80 acres of remnant and high quality reconstructed prairie, a meandering creek and natural wetlands. The property's prairies have been restored by Kurtz, a pioneer in the Iowa prairie seed business and a leader in the movement to plant native prairie plants across Iowa. Kurtz and his wife, Linda, donated most of the land value to INHF in 2014. Spring Hill is now owned by INHF and managed in partnership with Kurtz.  

Please bring:
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Sun protection
  • Refillable water bottle
  • Sack lunch
  • Hiking stick, binoculars, field guides, etc. if you have them
  • No experience necessary
  • Families welcome
  • You will be asked to sign a liability waiver
Directions & Parking

Spring Hill is located south of Saint Anthony, Ia. just west of Binford Ave. and 190th. Park along Binford Ave. and look for the INHF sign.  > Google Map


Contact Volunteer Coordinator Mary Runkel at or 515-288-1846 x17.


Saturday, July 22, 2017

9:00am - 12:00pm

Spring Hill
Saint Anthony, IA

Mary Runkel