Chippewa Nature Center

400 S Badour Rd
Midland MI  48640-8661

Phone: (989) 631-0830

Chippewa Nature Center

Founded in 1966, Chippewa Nature Center is a non-profit environmental education organization, open year-round with FREE daily admission. Our 1,200 acres is comprised of woodlands, wetlands, fields and rivers with 15 miles of trails to explore. Facilities include a state-of-the art Visitor Center and reconstructed 1870s Homestead Farm, complete with log cabin, barns and outbuildings, log schoolhouse and maple sugarhouse. We also operate an on-site Nature Preschool for 3- and 4-year old students during the school year. A plethora of programs are offered throughout the year for all ages, including story hours, guided hikes, Homestead Sundays and many field trips including kayaking, birding, snowshoeing and more. For information about all our activities and membership opportunities, visit our website at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.

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Chippewa Nature Center inspires people to be stewards of the natural world! Visit us in Midland, Michigan and online at www.chippewanaturecenter.org.

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Parking: Parking Lot

Categories: Education, Hiking Trail, Non-Profit Organization

Hours

Mon: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm



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Events

Members Only - Native Plant Sale

Members Only - Native Plant Sale
12:00 pm - 05/24/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

CNC members get the first chance to purchase ferns, trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers that are native to Michigan. Learn the importance of using native plants...

Native Plant Sale

Native Plant Sale
09:00 am - 05/25/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Here's your chance to purchase ferns, trees, shrubs, vines and wildflowers that are native to Michigan. Learn the importance of using native plants in your yard,...

Spring Wildflower Walk

Spring Wildflower Walk
03:00 pm - 05/30/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

New species of woodland wildflowers bloom in late May after the early May flowers begin to fade. Take a walk along the Meadow Mouse trail with Interpretive Naturalist...

Walk Midland

Walk Midland
06:00 pm - 06/06/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Come get fit for free! The Walk Midland program encourages participants to walk an approximate 2-mile walking route. The program begins the first Monday in June...

Read in the Woods

Read in the Woods
02:00 pm - 06/23/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Starting in “The Woods”, CNC’s new Nature Play Area, enjoy a story and related activities before venturing out to find your own reading nook in nature. Families...

Past Events

Tawas Area Birding

Tawas Area Birding
06:00 am - 05/19/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

During spring migration, Tawas Point State Park is a natural birding “hotspot” as birds travel along the Lake Huron coastline. On this one-day trip with Naturalists...

Spring Wildflowers by Golf Cart

Spring Wildflowers by Golf Cart
03:00 pm - 05/16/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Spring woodland wildflowers bloom quickly on the forest floor before the tree leaves open. On a tour through the Beech-Maple woods, we’ll identify flowers and...

Bird Walks

Bird Walks
08:00 am - 05/12/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Spring migration is underway with new birds arriving every day! CNC's variety of habitats support over 200 bird species, making this an excellent wildlife hotspot....

2018 CNC Stewards Series

2018 CNC Stewards Series
07:00 pm - 05/10/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

2018 CNC Stewards Series: Join a team of CNC stewards to learn more about stewardship and help restore healthy ecosystems through this series of hands-on programs....

Spring Wildflower Walk

Spring Wildflower Walk
03:00 pm - 05/09/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Woodland wildflowers bloom quickly before the tree leaves open above them. Learn to identify wildflowers and hear about their important roles in our ecosystems....

Early Bird Walk

Early Bird Walk
07:00 am - 05/08/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

In May, the "early bird" gets the best birds! Join CNC’s Director of Land and Facilities, Tom Lenon, for this hike during a prime birding time. We will meet at...

Birding Ohio

Birding Ohio
06:00 am - 05/05/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

The Lake Erie shoreline in northwestern Ohio is known as one of the best birding areas in North America. Birders from all over the continent make a spring pilgrimage...

Story Hour

Story Hour
09:30 am - 05/03/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE | Ages: 3-5 w/adult chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/event/calendar/2941 2018...

Bird Banding

Bird Banding
08:00 am - 05/03/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

You won't want to miss this opportunity to see resident and migratory birds up close, as birds are caught in mist nets and banded for research. Join Mike Bishop,...

Kayaking the Kawkawlin Flooding

Kayaking the Kawkawlin Flooding
05:30 pm - 05/02/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Explore the Kawkawlin River Flooding in northern Midland County in a kayak! Participants will join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier to look for birds, muskrats,...

Full Moon Stroll

Full Moon Stroll
08:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

April’s full moon is sometimes called the Fish Moon, indicating the time when fish swim upstream to spawn. Smallmouth bass and Walleye can be found in the Chippewa...

Gardening for Butterflies

Gardening for Butterflies
02:00 pm - 04/29/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Learn how to create gardens to sustain butterflies and moths. From host plants for the caterpillars to nectar plants for the adults to design and maintenance practices,...

Introduction to Birding

Introduction to Birding
09:00 am - 04/28/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier inside the Visitor Center to learn birding basics such as binocular use and selection, tips on bird identification...

Spring Frogs

Spring Frogs
06:00 pm - 04/25/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

The trills and peeps of woodland frogs and toads are some of the loudest and earliest signs of spring. Join Interpretive Naturalist Michelle Fournier to learn about...

Building the Lake Superior Water Trail

Building the Lake Superior Water Trail
03:00 pm - 04/22/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

When Canadian explorers, photographers and authors Gary and Joanie McGuffin canoed around Lake Superior in 1989, it was the beginning of their lifelong love for...

Experience Earth Day

Experience Earth Day
10:00 am - 04/21/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Come celebrate the 48th Earth Day by participating in stewardship activities that benefit our planet! • Plant a young tree or shrub to enrich biodiversity •...

Story Hour: The Day the Trash Came out to Play

Story Hour: The Day the Trash Came out to Play
09:30 am - 04/19/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Come spend an hour learning about nature! The hour will include a story, crafts, time outdoors and other age-appropriate activities. FREE | Ages: 3-5 w/adult chippewanaturecenter.doubleknot.com/registration/calendardetail.aspx?ActivityKey=2281749&OrgKey=2949 Help...

Wee Stroll

Wee Stroll
09:30 am - 04/13/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

This program is designed for parents to take a guided walk with their child, learn about the outdoors and learn ways to introduce children to the natural world around...

In Search of Woodcock and Snipe

In Search of Woodcock and Snipe
08:00 pm - 04/12/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Join naturalist Tom Lenon on a short hike to look for Woodcock and Snipe. Tom will show you the different habitat these birds use and discuss their mating behaviors....

Spring Break Mini Day Camp

Spring Break Mini Day Camp
09:30 am - 04/03/2018

At Chippewa Nature Center

Join us on this three-day nature adventure filled with fun and discovery as we play games, hike, do craft projects, sing songs and more! Campers will be divided...

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