Outdoor Recreation

Fermilab is a place many people enjoy for the science, lectures, music and art. Many of our neighbors also revel in the ample opportunity for outdoor recreation on the large 6,800-acre site.  Just bring a photo ID and come out to see for yourself!

Download the Fermilab Visitor’s Guide and Map

Link to Fermilab Birding Locations

Popular activities include:

  • Road biking for miles
  • Jogging on paths and trails
  • Observing the bison herd
  • Bird watching all year long
  • Fishing in ponds and lakes
  • Hiking the trail systems
  • Cross-country skiing in winter
  • Photography of sculpture and nature
  • Walking the dog
  • Painting a prairie scene

Places to Visit:

  • Wilson Hall Exhibits, Viewing Areas and Ponds
  • Lederman Science Education Center and Outdoor Area
  • Margaret Pearson Interpretive Trail
  • Bison Pasture and Viewing
  • Dog Training Area
  • Lake Law and A.E. Sea Nature Area
  • Nepese Marsh and DUSAF Pond