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Hastings - Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

701 West Cloverdale Road

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute is a nature center, environmental education center and biological field station located on 737 acres just nine miles south of Hastings, Michigan, in rural Barry County. With its mission to promote environmental education, research, preservation, and appreciation, the Institute maintains its property as a preserve under an easement granted by the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy and works to provide educational programs and seasonal recreational for community members of all ages.


John Larson

Saturday, March 31, 2018
This is a real hidden gem. There is a good amount of trails for hiking (around 10 to 15 miles total) and it has a play area for kids. Very educationally minded programs with an emphasis on conservation.

Chris Floyd

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Kind and helpful staff, interesting artwork and architecture. The food is something unique, perhaps that's part of the experience. I did not get to explore the outside or other facilities yet. Next trip.

Zachary Frieben

Wednesday, Feb. 7, 2018
Came here with my family back in spring. We hiked the Brewster Lake Trail. What an awesome, peaceful hike! The weather made it even better!

Deb Ransome

Sunday, March 11, 2018
Great place for hiking. Absolutely beautiful. Lots of very well marked trails.

Justin Peck

Monday, Feb. 5, 2018
What a great organization in your back yard! Take a hike, learn a new skill, enjoy a tasty meal or meet with a group!

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