Chippewa Nature Center

Chippewa Nature Center

Chippewa Nature Center is a 1,200 acre haven of woodlands, wetlands, rivers and upland fields, with over 15 miles of trails for hiking, snowshoeing and cross country skiing, including the 3.7 mile paved Chippewa Trail for running, walking, biking and inline skating. Interpretive stops along the route tell the exciting story of this unique landscape. The Visitor Center houses hands-on exhibits in the Ecosystem Gallery. Children will enjoy the Nature Discovery Area and visitors of all ages should be sure to watch one of the many videos available in the Bur Oak Theater. Relax with a cup of coffee or tea and watch the Pine river idle by in the River Overlook. The Wildlife Viewing Area is a unique way to observe wildlife, and a naturalist is on staff to assist visitors and callers with nature-related questions and concerns. Other attractions include a wetlands area and three accurately restored log buildings. CNC offers a Nature Preschool, Day Camp, and a wide variety of programs, including natural and cultural history programs, nature hikes, paddling trips, workshops and field trips for youth and adults, a variety of guest speaker presentations and drop-in programs for all ages. Please visit our website for current program information. Visitor Center open Monday - Friday 8 am- 5 pm, Saturday 9 am- 5 pm and Sundays and Holidays 1-5 pm. Hiking Trails open every day dawn till dark.

Chippewa Nature Center Web Site

Contact Information


400 S. Badour Rd.

Midland, MI 48640

Driving Directions

Phone: (989) 631-0830

Fax: (989) 631-7070


Location of Chippewa Nature Center

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Chippewa Nature Center Events

Chippewa Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration - Midland

Date: 06/25/16

Slithering Snakes at Discovery Preserve - Midland

Date: 09/01/16

Evening with Insects - Midland

Date: 09/08/16

Families in Nature: Breezy Butterflies - Midland

Date: 09/10/16

Mingling with the Monarchs: Butterfly Tagging - Midland

Date: 09/10/16

BioBlitz - Midland

Date: 09/16/16 - 09/17/16

Finding Fungi Walk - Midland

Date: 09/22/16

Finding Fungi at Riverview Natural Area - Midland

Date: 09/29/16