Indian Rock Nature Preserve

Transport yourself to Indian life, explore vast trails and the great outdoors

The Indian Rock Nature Preserve is ELCCT’s environmental education facility. With 280-acres of varied habitat, a lake, streams and miles of nature trails, this is where the majority of the school programs are taught and is the home of the famous Indian Rock Summer Camp.

In addition to nature programming, Indian Rock Nature Preserve also has a significant Colonial Life and Native American program. The trails and facilities, including two authentic wig wams, provide the perfect setting for people of all ages to learn about our natural and historic heritage. This, coupled with a demonstration farm with an apple orchard, flock of sheep, a cow, chickens and turkeys, provides school groups, scout troupes and families the opportunity to learn about early American life and the rich history right here in Bristol, CT

The crown jewel of IRNP is the Fuller F. Barnes Education Center. This two-level, 12,000 square-foot facility was opened in 2010 and features a Great Room, two classrooms, two workshops/labs and a 130-foot deck overlooking beautiful Indian Lake. The FBEC makes a perfect venue for private functions, conferences and meeting.

501 Wolcott Road, Bristol CT, 06010
Indian Rock Nature Preserve
501 Wolcott Road, Bristol CT, 06010

This Week In Bristol

Events for week of August 21, 2017

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Mon 21st

Solar Eclipse Event: LIBRARY-WIDE

August 21 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Manross Memorial Library

Pooch Plunge

August 21 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rockwell Park Pool
Tue 22nd
Wed 23rd

Bats Are Good Guys

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Magnificent Monarchs

August 23 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sessions Woods
Thu 24th

Dog Days of Summer

August 24 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

Crocodile Club 2017!

August 24 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Lake Compounce
Fri 25th

Once Upon A Farm

August 25 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Imagine Nation, A Museum Early Learning Center

MumFest Mural & Painting Event at T-Salon Cafe

August 25 @ 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
T-Salon Cafe House
Sat 26th

Bristol Farmer's Market

August 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Patch

Geology Walk

August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Harry C. Barnes Memorial Nature Center
Sun 27th

Cars and Coffee Swap Meet

August 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
NAPA Auto Parts

125th Anniversary Celebration - Immanuel "God With Us" The Journey Continues 1892-2017

August 27 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Immanuel Lutheran Church
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