Staff Professional Development Today

The Visitors Center and office will be closed for the remainder of the day starting at 11 AM while our staff participate in a professional development experience. (Friday, August 25th) Look for the Visitors Center to be open again tomorrow, Saturday, August 26 from 9 am to 4 pm. The office will reopen on Monday,…

Solar Eclipse Program Full!

We have had a huge response and registration for our solar eclipse program. Unfortunately, we are full and can not take any more registrations. Sorry, we don’t have any solar glasses either to loan to visitors. We hope you have time to put together your own solar eclipse viewer and enjoy the once in a…

Macatawa Water Festival Wrap-up

Thanks to our numerous volunteers and donors, the 2017 Macatawa Water Festival was a great success! We had nearly 4,000 people attend the event on Windmill Island. The weather was perfect with blue skies, sun, and a comfortable breeze. We had good feedback from people about fishing, kayaking, riding bikes around Windmill Island, seeing live…

Become a Member Today!

  The benefits of becoming a member of the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway are great! Especially if you plan to attend programs like Nature School, River Encounters, or Summer Camps, you will save big. The program fee can be reduced by as much as half compared to a non-member! You will also have the…

Save the Date! Macatawa Water Festival 2017

Saturday, July 15 9:00 am to 1:00 pm For the third year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival, presented by Meijer, will be held on Holland’s Windmill Island. Over 30 community partners and sponsors will come together to offer water activities and educational experiences designed to engage both young and old to learn about restoring and preserving our lake and…

Eat at Brewery Vivant this Thursday!

This Thursday, May 25th is our Dine to Donate event at Brewery Vivant on Grand Rapids near southeast side. This also happens to be the night for the tapping of their popular summer brew, Tropical Saison. For every beer served Brewery Vivant will donate $1 toward the operations of the ODCMG. Brewery Vivant can be…

HELP, I found an Abandoned Animal!

We can appreciated the helpless feeling you get when you find an injured or assumed to be abandoned wild animal. Unfortunately, we are not licensed wildlife rehabilitators and can not accept injured or abandoned animals. Though it may be difficult, often the best thing to do is let nature take its course. If you would…

April 25th Dine to Donate at Vitale’s

4:00-8:00 pm On April 25, Vitale’s in Zeeland will donate 15% of the sales between 4-8 pm to the Outdoor Discovery Center. You must present the flyer below in order to have your donation go to ODC. Whether it’s eat in or carry out, you can donate to the ODCMG and have a great meal…