Nature Center

The Nature Center is a 76-acre nature preserve of woodlands, prairies and wetlands that offers hiking trails, lookouts, wild flowers and picnic areas. The Nature Center is located at the east end of New Holland Street.

The City’s Master Naturalist offers free guided hiking tours each spring, summer, and fall in the Nature Center.

The park offers:

Prairie Overlook
Boardwalks & Trails
Guided Nature Hikes
Picnic Areas

For a complete list of the hiking tours, visit the Parks & Recreation Calendar.

Learn more about Craig Elston, the City’s Master Naturalist by visiting his website:

Find out more about the plants and insects you can find in the Nature Center on the West Michigan Flora Fauna website .

Nature Center Plants

Virtual Hikes

Can't make it out for one of the in-person hikes?  Check out these video highlights and then head to the Nature Center for a self-guided tour!

Spring Wildflower Hike:

Early Spring Wildflowers Hike: