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Chippewa Nature Center

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400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640-8661
+1 989-631-0830
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Back in time...

One of many visits I’ve take there. This time we happend to go to the bird watching area and saw... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
bmw3392
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Midland, Michigan
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Off the Beaten Path

Nice ground and some buildings on the site make it photogenic. THere were preschoolers visiting... read more

Reviewed 1 May 2018
thesuburbangirl
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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“maple syrup” (6 reviews)
“all ages” (8 reviews)
“great place” (8 reviews)
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400 S Badour Rd, Midland, MI 48640-8661
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+1 989-631-0830
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

One of many visits I’ve take there. This time we happend to go to the bird watching area and saw just about everything. Wild turkeys, to many other birds too many to name along with squirels, chipmunks.. my little niece was very entertained.

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Reviewed 1 May 2018

Nice ground and some buildings on the site make it photogenic. THere were preschoolers visiting during my visit.

Thank thesuburbangirl
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Reviewed 15 March 2018

This place is beautiful in every season. The trails are nice for hiking and skiing and you can enjoy them all day long. There are spots where you can sit and eat so you can make a day of it if you bring your own...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Please do not miss this treasure in Midland. The trails are amazing. The activities are always wonderful and the Nature Center is fantastic for all ages. I spend a lot of time at the Nature Center and it always brings me serenity and a big...More

Thank Tina G
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Reviewed 8 January 2018 via mobile

Ok so it is challenging gong to go to a nature center when it is zero outside. But there are nice displays and good education for all. We were all adults and still we learned new things and enjoyed. Also he big windows helps bring...More

Thank richard e
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Reviewed 10 November 2017

The Chippewa Nature Center (CNC) has something for everyone. There are hiking and skiing trails. There is a kayak/canoe launch. There are several wildlife observation areas. The CNC has a fall harvest festival and a maple syrup festival each year. If you enjoy the outdoors...More

Thank debjyoung50
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Reviewed 1 September 2017

Nice place to walk and spend some time in nature. Walking trail and water to see. Wildflowers to enjoy and small wildlife are visible.

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This is a great place indoor and out. The staff is great and they love to share their information. The bugs are pretty bad on the trails, I would wait until fall to walk the trails.

Thank car0la66
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Reviewed 10 July 2017

Our family enjoys bicycling to our favorite nature center. They have a great nature pre-school and a variety of programs available for people of all ages and abilities. Canoe, snowshoe, walk, and cross-country ski with their staff to learn about the plants and animals in...More

Thank MidlandBooster
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Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Went on a family hike with my nephew, husband and two of my children. We hiked the blue tail...... It was a beautiful walk and easy for our 6 year old daughter. The grounds are well kept and so much to take in. We also...More

Thank Shelby H
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Deedorf
5 September 2017|
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Response from aburton2 | Reviewed this property |
There is a story time at 9:30 am the first and third Thursdays of the month which is great for a 3 year old. Inside there are interactive exhibits and a little play area with nature toys, my almost 8 year old still likes to... More
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Jan C
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Response from Orion2014 | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately, no, dogs are not allowed--leash or not. To quote the CNC: CNC does not allow pets. As a nature center, our primary goal is to help people enjoy and learn about nature. Dogs are a distraction to their owner... More
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