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Blandford Nature Center

  • 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
  • Grand Rapids, MI 49504
  • Neighborhood:Northwest
  • (616) 735-6240
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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 always welcomed. A warm and friendly atmosphere to explore, connect and deepen your relationship to the earth. Fun for the whole family! Admission fees apply.

  • Outdoor Recreation

    Eleven different trails, ranging from easy to difficult, wind through prairie, wetlands and forest environments.

  • Family

    Hands-on learning opportunities, seasonal camps and special events invite kids and adults to learn about nature through personal experience.

  • Eco Friendly

    Say hi to the goats at Blandford Farm, a 2.5-acre farm focusing on sustainable agriculture to grow healthy, chemical-free produce.

  • Knowledge Chaser

    Tour historic buildings, learn to tap maple trees for syrup, find out how to care for wildlife and much more.

COVID 19: Business Details
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Beach, Parks & Trails
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Additional Guidelines: Reopening the Visitor and Wildlife Education Centers on June 15.

    As the safety of our visitors and staff is important to us, following is a guide of what to expect when you come inside the Visitor Center:
    • If our current inside visitor count is LESS than 10, we will be able to help you immediately upon arrival.
    • If our inside count is AT 10, you will be asked to wait outside at a marked 6 ft physical distance from other visitors. We will let you know when it is your turn to enter.
    • For your safety and ours, Blandford Nature Center requires all staff and visitors to wear masks while inside the Visitor and Wildlife Centers. Masks are optional outdoors.
    • Please postpone your visit if you are feeling ill, all staff is required to do a health screening prior to coming to work at Blandford Nature Center
    • Please be mindful of capacity limitations being imposed when visiting our center as a family/group/etc. Wait time may be longer for larger groups.
Trail
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  • Length: 0-2 Miles
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Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Large Print Materials:
COVID 19: Business Details
General
Beach, Parks & Trails
Current Business Details
  • Are you Open or Closed?: Open
  • Additional Guidelines: Reopening the Visitor and Wildlife Education Centers on June 15.

    As the safety of our visitors and staff is important to us, following is a guide of what to expect when you come inside the Visitor Center:
    • If our current inside visitor count is LESS than 10, we will be able to help you immediately upon arrival.
    • If our inside count is AT 10, you will be asked to wait outside at a marked 6 ft physical distance from other visitors. We will let you know when it is your turn to enter.
    • For your safety and ours, Blandford Nature Center requires all staff and visitors to wear masks while inside the Visitor and Wildlife Centers. Masks are optional outdoors.
    • Please postpone your visit if you are feeling ill, all staff is required to do a health screening prior to coming to work at Blandford Nature Center
    • Please be mindful of capacity limitations being imposed when visiting our center as a family/group/etc. Wait time may be longer for larger groups.
Accessibility
  • Accessible Restrooms:
  • Family Restrooms:
  • Accessible Parking:
  • Large Print Materials:
Trail
  • Unpaved:
  • Length: 0-2 Miles
  • Easy:
  • Cross Country Skiing:
  • Nature Trails:
  • Hiking:
Facility Info
  • Exhibits Space Yes
  • Exhibits 1
  • Reception Capacity 150
  • AudioVisual Services Yes
  • Auditorium Yes
  • Auditorium Seating 115
  • Concurrent Meeting Rooms 1
  • Conference Capacity 115
  • Banquet Capacity 115
  • Number of Rooms 1

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