Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

Maple Sugar Time

Saturday, March 14 & 21 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM Maple Sugar Time is a family-friendly event that takes place at the City of Holland’s Van Raalte Farm where the sap will be flowing and the sugar house steaming! Join us as we tap trees, gather sap, and watch the evaporator boil the liquid down into real maple…

We’re Hiring for Summer 2020

The ODC Network is now hiring summer naturalist seasonal staff and interns. These positions run from May to August. The primary responsibilities will include animal husbandry, assisting with programs and camps, and staffing the ODC Visitors Center and DeGraaf Nature Center. We are looking for highly motivated applicants who have great communication skills and a…

Holiday Hours

Holiday Hours
The following are our hours of operation for the Helen O Brower Visitors Center through the Christmas and New Year holidays.
December 24 – 9 am to 12 pm
December 25 – CLOSED
December 31 – 9 am to 12 pm
January 1 – CLOSED

Volunteer at Homestead Holiday

Homestead Holiday
December 14 at DeGraaf Nature Center from 11 am to 3 pm

Looking for volunteer opportunities? This is an easy and fun time volunteering at the nature center. There are crafts, cookies and hot chocolate, and holiday fun!

Homestead Holiday Page

Sign-up to volunteer

New Building Hours in 2020

New Visitors Center Hours in 2020 Starting on Friday, January 3, the Helen O Brower Interpretive Center will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM Tuesday through Saturday. The building will NOT be open on Tuesday, January 2 after the holiday due to the annual Christmas Bird Count. The trails at the DeGraaf Nature…

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…