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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.


Marki T.

Monday, May 28, 2018
Took my toddler here for an afternoon this springtime. I didn’t know before arriving they had a whole area specifically for kids to play at. It looks like they are building a tree fort with a slide which looks like it will be lots of fun when it opens! The trails for biking on seemed to be really nice. They had paths for all levels. We were just doing a short walk with a stroller so we took a small loop. We walked it twice and that was perfect for my daughter. It was relaxing and peaceful out there. Will be back!

Kathleen Sears

Friday, Feb. 2, 2018
This is a really beautiful park. The trail is short, but it is part of a much longer trail system. There are interesting markers and things to see. They play ground is great. I can't wait to try the beaver house. You can bring your dog and most everyone seems to clean up after them.

Jordan Wood

Saturday, March 31, 2018
Absolutely love this hidden gem of a place! All around awesome! I get to fish and walk nature trails while my kids learn and are active in the outdoors! Even learned a few things myself.

Katherine Dyck

Thursday, May 17, 2018
I love it😍 I went for a field trip there and we got to take a walk in the woods and it was so cool and fun I think that if you want to sketch some nature and/or you want to see or learn some more about animals and nature this is the perfect place to go

Brian Klebig

Sunday, Feb. 11, 2018
The nature center itself is fairly standard, but with some fun animals. The real reason to come is their special events which are always fantastic. We particularly enjoy their Halloween event, but we have never been disappointed by anything hosted here. Put a visit on your October calendar for certain.

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