Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

Set on 742 acres in rural Barry County in southwest Michigan, Pierce Cedar Creek Institute, a mix between an environmental education center, nature center, and biological field station, provides visitors with an opportunity for outdoor education and exposure to a blend of diverse habitats including wetlands, forests, marshes, streams, lakes, and prairies. To fulfill our mission "to promote environmental education, research, preservation, and appreciation," the Institute offers environmental education and sustainable land management programs to the community, educating environmental stewards by communicating the core values of land conservancy, environmental responsibility, citizenship, inclusiveness, and the pursuit of knowledge; undergraduate research grants and research partnerships with a consortium of area colleges and universities; and miles of hiking trails open to the public, free of charge, from dawn to dusk year-round.

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Contact Information


701 W. Cloverdale Rd.

Hastings, MI 49058

Driving Directions

Phone: (269) 721-4190



Location of Pierce Cedar Creek Institute

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Pierce Cedar Creek Institute Events

History of the Landscape Hike - Hastings

Date: 12/03/16

December Brunch, Artist's Reception, and Christmas Concert - Hastings

Date: 12/11/16

Candlelight Trails - Hastings

Date: 01/14/17

Family Snowshoe Hike - Hastings

Date: 01/28/17

Farm to Table Dinner - Hastings

Date: 02/04/17

Full Moon Snowshoe Hike - Hastings

Date: 02/10/17

February Brunch - Hastings

Date: 02/12/17

Lunch and Learn: Michigan in Transition (1820-1900) - Hastings

Date: 02/17/17

Baking with Beer - Hastings

Date: 02/18/17