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Chippewa Nature Center

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Nature getaway just minutes from Downtown

The Chippewa Nature Center is a wonderful resource for people in the area and a fun attraction for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Midland, Michigan
What a wonderful rainy day excursion

It was pouring off and on, so the hike was halted several times. Inside the beautiful building was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Brighton, Michigan
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“wild turkeys”(3 reviews)
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400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640-8661
+1 989-631-0830
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Chippewa Nature Center is a wonderful resource for people in the area and a fun attraction for visiting nature lovers. The Center includes acres of natural land to explore on your own, but they also host events (check their website!) if that's more your...More

Thank Rachel_Marie_Be
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was pouring off and on, so the hike was halted several times. Inside the beautiful building was dulcimer music, as there was a large band playing music! The trails are beautiful, I love the cantilevered part of the building that almost goes over the...More

Thank Tansy2015
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Walking park along the Chippewa River. Most trails are not paved. Commune with nature. Can drive up to visitor center, ample parking.

Thank iThinkSo2
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

We love to go for walks along the trails inside the nature center. It's a beautiful place to see nature at it's best. Beautiful place to take sunset pictures.

Thank Amanda K
Reviewed 11 July 2018

We' ve been going to Chippewa Nature Center for years with school students, grandchildren, and exchange students. They are constantly having special events for the kids, or if you just want to walk the trails, there are miles and miles of them. Want to see...More

Thank Gary A
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

One of many visits I’ve take there. This time we happend to go to the bird watching area and saw just about everything. Wild turkeys, to many other birds too many to name along with squirels, chipmunks.. my little niece was very entertained.

Thank bmw3392
Reviewed 2 May 2018

Nice ground and some buildings on the site make it photogenic. THere were preschoolers visiting during my visit.

Thank thesuburbangirl
Reviewed 15 March 2018

This place is beautiful in every season. The trails are nice for hiking and skiing and you can enjoy them all day long. There are spots where you can sit and eat so you can make a day of it if you bring your own...More

1  Thank momma_of_kitties
Reviewed 12 March 2018

Please do not miss this treasure in Midland. The trails are amazing. The activities are always wonderful and the Nature Center is fantastic for all ages. I spend a lot of time at the Nature Center and it always brings me serenity and a big...More

Thank Tina G
Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Ok so it is challenging gong to go to a nature center when it is zero outside. But there are nice displays and good education for all. We were all adults and still we learned new things and enjoyed. Also he big windows helps bring...More

Thank richard e
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Response from aburton2 | Reviewed this property |
There is a story time at 9:30 am the first and third Thursdays of the month which is great for a 3 year old. Inside there are interactive exhibits and a little play area with nature toys, my almost 8 year old still likes to... More
Jan C
16 August 2015|
Response from Orion2014 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no, dogs are not allowed--leash or not. To quote the CNC: CNC does not allow pets. As a nature center, our primary goal is to help people enjoy and learn about nature. Dogs are a distraction to their owner... More