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Chippewa Nature Center

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Address: 400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640-8661
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+1 989-631-0830
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08:00 - 17:00
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Sun 13:00 - 17:00
Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00

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We visited during an usually warm Feb day. Most of the trails are dirt so they were too muddy for us to check out this visit. There is a paved loop/trail near the Welcome Center... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 February 2017
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Midland, Michigan
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Midland, Michigan
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

We visited during an usually warm Feb day. Most of the trails are dirt so they were too muddy for us to check out this visit. There is a paved loop/trail near the Welcome Center and a longer paved trail leading to the main road. Both were adequate enough for the walkers, strollers and bike riders we encountered on our... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a very nice place to learn about nature. There are plenty of hiking trails, and a nice information center. Nice biking trails along the river. A great place to spend a day

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Midland, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This is a great nearby location to get "out into the woods". There is a maze of paths, but we usually go for the long, perimeter path over the main grounds (about 3 miles). This takes us through pine woods and nettled ground, which gradually morphs into seasonally wetter ground, with the occasional little boardwalk/logwalk to avoid mud, then more... More 

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Thank LarryLangrill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Taking family photos, nature hikes, picnics, or exploring in the river. This is a great place to take the family for a fun day outside. There are plenty of interesting things to see as well as some 100 year old buildings, some tremendously long trails, and some fun farm animals. Take the kids, pack a picnic, and enjoy a day... More 

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Thank mrJoe_b
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53 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

Visited at night as they had an event at the homestead cabin tonight. What December fun. Nice warm fire outside, and warm wood stove inside. The kids got to make a wooden Christmas decoration and I got to check out what was cooking on the wood stove in the kitchen. Very nice evening.

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Thank alan b
Columbus, Ohio
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great place to take in nature by yourself or with the kiddos. You can hick through densely wooded area to a number of attractions in including a cute farmstead with some live animals. This is a great place to take pictures of nature, or have family pictures taken. Broad array of scenery available.

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Thank Diadra358
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21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

Our community is so lucky to have this outdoor space! Nature, in all it's GLORY! Walkways are clean and easy to walk or bike and the scenery is beautiful.

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Thank Linda H
Midland, Michigan
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461 reviews
109 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

We love just walking around here. the visitor center is fun for kids and adults alike and you can watch all sorts of birds and animals at their feeders. It is also a great place to but in a tube or Kayak and head down to the tridge in Midland. The water rages from 6 inches to a few feet... More 

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Midland, Michigan
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6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

There are many interesting classes, nature walks, outings for watching birds and bugs and other creatures as well as flowers. They have some day and overnight trips. They sponsor canoe and kayaking trips for a very reasonable cost and then you get a guide to go with you. They have their own set of canoes, kayaks, snowshoes. They have special... More 

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49 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

The nature center is beautiful and well maintained. They keep many activities for all ages year round. Great way to spend a day with the family.

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