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Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve

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1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685-9143
+1 231-941-0960
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Awesome Views

Great park and very scenic. It was nice to get off the beaten path and enjoy some northern... read more

Reviewed February 18, 2017
Nathan S
via mobile

Been coming here for any years and always thought it was pretty. A getaway from Tc within Tc. Was... read more

Reviewed August 12, 2016
Meg G
via mobile
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This reserve, famous for its diversity of plant and animal species, offers guided hikes with various educational themes.
  • Excellent79%
  • Very good14%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Feb 18, 2017
“Awesome Views ”
Aug 12, 2016
“No ”
1450 Cass Rd, Traverse City, MI 49685-9143
+1 231-941-0960
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Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Great park and very scenic. It was nice to get off the beaten path and enjoy some northern Michigan beauty.

Thank Nathan S
Reviewed August 12, 2016 via mobile

Been coming here for any years and always thought it was pretty. A getaway from Tc within Tc. Was nice to see numerous species of birds, the swans, etc. Then they drained the ponds, the wildlife left, and the cons severely outweighed the pros. It...More

Thank Meg G
Reviewed July 13, 2016

If you are looking for a great place to walk trails, see nature and relax, this is for you! Located right in town so it is easy to get to, with multiple entrances along the way as well. It gives great views of the Boardman...More

Thank Chantal N
Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

The nature center address is actually 1450 south cass. The trails are beautiful and peaceful. Section 4 is a must see!! The dam is amazing!!!! Great place after I found it!!!! Do not use the location given on trip advisor. That will take you to...More

3  Thank smc092776
Reviewed March 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice trail system that let's you enjoy the beauty of the Boardman River. Great effort must have gone into creating the many wooden pathways that traverse the many streams and wetlands. Plenty of benches along the well marked trails. I only wish it went on...More

1  Thank Brad H
Reviewed August 31, 2014

the building was neat…the kids liked seeing a live turtle, porcupine poop and many realistic stuffed animals outside…the hike we took was about a mile from start to finish. the kids liked walking on the board path over the water we saw many black squirrels,...More

3  Thank RMAmom
Reviewed August 22, 2014

We have been to traverse city many times but never here. This past April was different. Not far from town. What a lovely surprise. A great visitor center and terrific walking paths. Snow was still on the ground when we were here in April 2014....More

Thank Sue P
Reviewed May 22, 2014 via mobile

We took our dog and we all had a great time! The path is skinny but never muddy due to all of the wooden planks and bridges along the way. We saw SO MUCH wildlife! Had a great time! (We only did 7-14)

2  Thank carli c
Reviewed May 20, 2014

We went on a Sunday and the place was closed but the hiking trails are great. They go along the Boardman River, some trail, some boardwalk over swamps. Beware, there are lots of stairs! Bird life is abundant, and the secrecy truly beautiful. The state...More

1  Thank zabriskibound
Reviewed May 16, 2014

The Grand Traverse Natural Education Reserve provides 6 hiking & xc-ski trails totaling 7 miles to explore more than 500-acres of pristine natural areas along The Boardman River. There are several trail-head parking areas along Cass & Keystone Roads. The Boardman River Nature Center (http://natureiscalling.org/explore/nature-center)...More

3  Thank Boho-Mamo
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