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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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Kalamazoo Nature Center

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7000 N Westnedge Ave, Kalamazoo, MI 49009-6309
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Chris L wrote a review Oct 2020
Niles, Michigan686 contributions176 helpful votes
We were blessed with a beautiful fall day to get introduced to this wonderful site. A large variety of trails (would recommend #6) and the trails are well maintained and even the ones classified as difficult can be hiked with a bit of determination. The visitor center is also worth visiting, especially if you have children with you. The gift shop is quite good, especially the selection of books. Do considered visiting both sides of the center. The other side is more rustic, but one section along the wetlands has magnificent hardwood trees that reach to the sky. Only recommendation is that you watch the map carefully as sometimes it seems the signage along the trails don't match exactly with the map. Bring a compass to help. There is an admission, but the price is well worth the experience you'll discover.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Indy-ND wrote a review Aug 2020
South Bend, Indiana3,064 contributions400 helpful votes
I have been meaning to get to the Kalamazoo Nature Center for years now and I finally was in the area to see family and stopped in for a few hours to do some hiking. The young lady at the entrance circled a few of her favorite hikes since I had not been before, which was nice of her. I headed into the Nature Center first. You have to answer a few questions before entering. Once inside, some things were shut down, but there were some that you could check out. I was there to hike though, so I first did the Beech Maple Trail (#6). It winds down along a creek and is very peaceful. Mind the poison ivy though, there is a bunch of it just off the trail in places. I then turned off to the Raptor Ridge Trail (#9), which started with a long uphill climb. It took me to the Bluebird Trail (#10), which is what I really wanted to do. It's a 2.7 mile loop according to the trail map. It's up and down hills, across meadows, through the woods, and past an old gravel pit. It was hot and buggy, but I loved it. There are a few overlooks along the ridge to stop for the views. Once I was through with the loop, I finished the Raptor loop and then the Beech Maple loop back to the Nature Center. I take a lot of pictures when out hiking and I ended up with 300 or so. The Beech trail creek and the Bluebird valley and overlooks were very nice. There is a creek overlook on the Raptor trail too. I really enjoyed the afternoon there.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Grant M wrote a review Nov 2019
Rockford, Michigan51 contributions7 helpful votes
Although it had been several years since I last visited the KNC, many things remained familiar. Its "Tropical Sun/Rain Room" was still well maintained with live birds flying about. We chose a series of the center's linked outdoor nature trails to enjoy the grounds. All had been decently maintained, and provided a momentary retreat into the ground's natural beauty.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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britishcwhizz wrote a review Nov 2019
Kalamazoo, Michigan7 contributions17 helpful votes
Plenty of trails. Very well landscaped, many beautiful flowers. Fascinating birds. Highly informative, great place to take kids.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Margaret H-S wrote a review Nov 2019
34 contributions6 helpful votes
Take your camera and have a wonderful time. The butterfly garden is marvelous. Staff friendly and helpful. Volunteers really dedicated and always ready to assist.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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