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Harris Nature Center

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3998 Van Atta Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3131
+1 517-349-3866
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Great place for easy 1-3 mile hiking

I am not sure I have ever been in the actual nature center, but the trails around to center are... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
Okemos, Michigan
via mobile
Nice Easy Hike with Family

Went here for a hike with family. The main path is paved but there are deer trails you can follow... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
Wheaton, Illinois
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3998 Van Atta Rd, Okemos, MI 48864-3131
+1 517-349-3866
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

I am not sure I have ever been in the actual nature center, but the trails around to center are great. There are paved trails and dirt trails. Most of the trails are fairly easy to traverse, but there are some hills in the farthest...More

Thank hannah_mi_16
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Went here for a hike with family. The main path is paved but there are deer trails you can follow that are not paved. Lots of cool things to look at and keep the kiddies occupied. What's nice is there are a lot of trees...More

Thank xQuizx
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Harris Nature Center (the building) itself is rather small but it has a few interesting displays. What we like to visit this place for is the easy access trails that can make for an enjoyable morning or afternoon of hiking year-round. Across the street is...More

Thank Ari A
Reviewed 18 October 2016

Lovely little nature park with a building that features local animals and frogs and snakes. Great day trip for little folks. Also a walking path that is over 1 mile and is covered in Tarmac so great for handicapped people and for pushing a carriage....More

Thank ValerieGA
Reviewed 3 June 2016

The trails are interesting and well marked. Birders will like it. Parking is adequate most of the time. The one big thing to be aware of is very discourteous dog owners who allow dog droppings to be left in the middle of the trails. The...More

Thank Okemosite
Reviewed 19 January 2016

I ride my horses here quite a bit in the summers and fall. Its a little too wet in the spring and winter in MI is made for hibernating. They take good care of the trails and its never too busy.

Thank Sara K
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Harris Nature Center is a hidden gem in Meridian Township! Great trails for running or walking. Feels like you are 'up north'. I have seen lots if deer, fox and a great horned owl on these trails! The nature center has programs for kids and...More

Thank jbrider1
Reviewed 29 June 2015

This is a nice little jewel along the Red Cedar River, in Okemos. It is a great place to take kids to educate them about nature. The main building has exhibits with live snakes, turtles and a red tailed hawk. The schools run regular field...More

1  Thank LoopyM69
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Stopped by when my daughter's class had a field trip here. It's popular with local schools but the general public can drop by as well. Saw some aquariums with local turtles, frogs, and snakes inside. My daughter says there were some hawks outside. There are...More

1  Thank DanielPofMI
Reviewed 11 August 2014

Stopped at the Harris Nature Center for the first time. Walked one of the blacktopped trails. The woods are beautiful and many of the trees have information posted about them. Plan to go back and spend more time walking and visiting the building and exhibits.

1  Thank Chipperhigh2
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