Blandford Nature Center invites people of all ages to enjoy, explore and learn in nature. Located just six miles from downtown Grand Rapids, it encompasses 264 acres of wooded and naturalized trails, a working farm and historic buildings – including a log cabin, barn, schoolhouse and sugarhouse – dating as far back as 1853.

Visitors are welcome to wander the trails and discover the unique beauty of West Michigan, from native trees and plants to indigenous wildlife. Blandford also hosts a wide variety of community programs – animal experiences, classes and workshops, seasonal camps and annual events including a spring Sugarbush Festival and fall Harvest Festival.

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  • 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
  • (616) 735-6240

Your premier nature getaway! 143 acres of woods, streams and meadows, 4 miles of trails open dawn to dusk daily. School and community programs. Wildlife education center, organic farm, summer camps, historic buildings, seasonal festivals, and a working sugarbush. Memberships available, volunteers…

Experience Grand Rapids, Michigan's diverse attractions including parks, the John Ball Zoo, museums, nature centers and sculpture gardens. Whether you're vacationing with the family or traveling for business, you'll want to take some time to enjoy these fun things to do in Grand Rapids.