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Address: 6500 Alden Highway, Bellaire, MI 49615-9263
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Beautiful Spot

Grass River Nature Center is a great stop for the whole family, but check times open as closed some winter months.The hiking trails are amazing both summer and winter and always... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 13 January 2017
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

Grass River Nature Center is a great stop for the whole family, but check times open as closed some winter months.The hiking trails are amazing both summer and winter and always open. Peaceful, quiet, bubbling river in all seasons, bird watching. Winter snowshoeing and cross country. It is a stress reliever to take some time there.

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Rapid City, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

We spent the past two afternoons enjoying the trails. Yesterday snowshoeing and today cross country skiing. Nice trails designated for each activity. Very quiet, we did not see anyone else on the trails either day.

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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We have been here a few times. Even though we haven't seen any wildlife, we always have a nice hike on the grounds. It's a little off the beaten path, but not hard to get to.

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MICHIGAN
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Excellent place to take a hike, snowshoe, or cross country ski. The wood are peaceful, there are many birds to view and the paths are well groomed!

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White Pigeon, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

We love taking the quiet boardwalk trails, especially the trails that lead to Grass River pier. Beautiful views at the dock and interesting wild flowers that vary with the season.

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Ohio
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Hiked two different paths. One downland path over boardwalks through a marsh to the river and back. A second upland path through the woods. Saw many mushrooms of various colors, snakes, chipmunks and unidentified birds. Both paths were easy to hike and very relaxing. Stopped at the Nature Center and the ranger there was very cheerful and enthusiastic. She was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Mid September, the weather was warm with a cool breeze. It had rained the day before and the forest was still damp so everything was extra vibrant. I walked the Fern Trail and the Woodland. Both were so gorgeous I almost cried - I'm not kidding. Photos don't explain the magic. Carpets of moss and ferns, gentle trickling streams, random... More 

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Yankeetown, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Nice nature center with very helpful staff. Trails are well maintained , be careful on Boardwalk since the walk can be slippery. Nice bird viewing area where you can sit 15 feet from feeder and the birds will give you a good close. Varied landscape with streams, bogs wetlands and hardwood forests.

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Thank Jack S
CHIPPEWA FALLS
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Sneeks up on you but was a very quiet area. Surprised by the nice building they have and offer several classes and walks. Great place to observe nature.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Newly opened last year this place has more trails and paths than you have days to travel. One of the best natural areas in the many that are in the state. Walk to the water and along the paths that have beautiful plants, trees and wildlife. Hint: Lots of walking. No motorized vehicles.

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