Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week Did you know this week is Great Lakes & Fresh Water Week? Michigan’s annual Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week has launched with an official proclamation from Gov. Gretchen Whitmer highlighting the many benefits the state’s lakes, rivers, wetlands, coastline and groundwater provide. As you know, fresh water is a significant…
Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.
Abandoned Animals The ODC Network does NOT perform wildlife rehabilitation at any of its facilities. No staff members are licensed to care for injured or abandoned wildlife. We are sorry that we can not personally help you, but we have listed some information below that may help you deal with your situation. Remember, wild animals are unpredictable, use extreme…
Summer Camps are Filling Up!
Check out the summer camps that still have openings for your outdoor, active kids.
Nature CSI – June 25-27
Peek into the Camp – June 25-27
Yuckology – July 9-11
Lights, Camera, Animals Camp – July 16-18
Animals of the ODC Camp – August 6-8
Beechwood Grill Supports the ODC Network For the entire month of April, Beechwood Grill will donate a percent for every order of “Wings” sold and for every “Falcon Cocktail” ordered to the ODC Network. The “Falcon” is a spin on the traditional Moscow mule with the addition of a pomegranate liqueur. On Saturday, April 27,…
Maple Sugar Time It’s maple sugar time! Come out to the historic Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house will be steaming. Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There will be lots of activities for…
Maple Sugar Time March 9 & 16 12:00-4:00 PM It’s maple sugar time! Come out to the historic Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house will be steaming. Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple syrup. There…
Visitors Center Open Today at Noon
Shake off those cobwebs and cabin fever with a visit to the nature center! We are back open to the public today at noon.
Though the roads are improving, please still use caution when driving to visit us!
January 30 – Visitors Center Closed
Due to inclement weather, the Helen O Brower Visitors Center will be closed on Wednesday, January 30. We encourage you to stay close to home when exploring outside to ensure the safety of you and your family.