Harris Nature Center

3998 Van Atta Road


The mission of the Harris Nature Center is to protect, promote and interpret the Red Cedar River and its surrounding ecosystems.  Through creative exhibits, programs and exploration of the native environment of the Harris Nature Center, visitors are encouraged to observe, experience and appreciate this representative slice of mid-Michigan riverine habitat.


Daniel Sayre

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018

This is a beautiful park, and it's very well kept and maintained! I come by just to walk on my days off, it's a good place to just think. Walk the whole trail, but don't forget to go through the spruce loop. It's an entirely different world.

Tom Charney

Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018

I had a great time doing some winter hiking. I've been trying to find a place like this that has a huge length of uninterrupted trails.

Robert Holmes

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

The trails at this place are great. Lots of hills to work you. A variety of wildlife, plants and flowers. Only downside​ is the number of people who think the Michigan Leash Law doesn't apply to them and their dogs...it does!

Allisha Tobias

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The staff was very knowledgeable beautiful well-kept area went on a school trip with a group of first graders and they had fun and learned so much information wonderful place to take a class or beautiful place to take a hike!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Great place to get in a couple miles of hiking - happy to live so close to great trails

Upcoming Events at Harris Nature Center

Winter Wonderland

Saturday, Jan 27, 2018 at 10:00am
Harris Nature Center
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