Nature Center News

Maple Tapping

Join us for A Day in the Sugarbush on March 17, 2018! Visitors have the chance to tap maple trees, gather sap, taste fresh maple syrup and candies, walk the trails, and see inside the historical log cabin. Guided tour groups meet beginning at 11:00 am in the Visitor Center and run every 20 minutes. Visit to register.

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Winter Bird Banding

See common resident birds up close on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. Allen Chartier, one of Michigan's premier birding experts, will capture, identify, measure, band, and release birds that visit the Nature Center bird feeders.  

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Johnson Center Maple Syrup and Honey

Interested in Johnson Nature Center pure maple syrup or honey? They make great holiday gifts!  Stop by between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. weekdays beginning November 27. If you would like to check on availability, please call 248.341.6487.

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The grounds are crisscrossed with more than two miles of pleasant trails, fit for snowshoeing in winter weather. Shoeshoes are available for rent at the Nature Center on weekends ($3 person/$10 family of 4 per hour). Trails are open Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - dusk and Saturday & Sunday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

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Visit the Nature Center Exhibit Room

The Nature Center has seasonal displays of wildlife, nature themed puppets and toys for children to play with, and a fireplace to warm you up. Just outside you can visit our resident deer and rescued red-tailed hawk. Visitor hours are Saturdays and Sundays 12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

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