Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

New DeGraaf Trail Map!

Take a Look at Our New Trail Map for the DeGraaf Nature Center
Our trail map has been updated at DeGraaf Nature Center. Download a copy for yourself, look for one at the nature center or check out our new trailhead kiosk!

Go to the Trail Map Page

Explorer Network Trips 2020

Join us for an adventure in 2020! We have two new trips being offered next year that you might find interesting. As always we strive to provide experiences that are unique, memorable and help you explore places that you might not have visited in the past. Let us know if you have any questions or would…

Transportation Grant Opportunities

Transportation Grant Opportunities The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) is offering field trip grants for the 2019-2020 school year to assist teachers in developing fun, educational, and hands-on field trips for teaching students about the natural environment. The $500 grants can cover bus transportation, program fees, and educational supplies for field trips to eligible natural areas,…

Great Lakes and Fresh Water Week

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…

Find an Abandoned Wild Animal?

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!

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

Register on-line

April 2 – Beechwood Grill Benefit

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,…

March 1 – Maple Sugar Time

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…