Community Events

Macatawa Water Festival

This is our annual event celebrating water and the Macatawa Watershed. With a variety of community partners we offer activities for the entire family that are fun and educational. Activities may include kayaking, fishing, touchable wildlife stations, and more.

Fee: None

Look for more details on our community calendar, Facebook, and in the June-July edition of “Discovery News”.

Go to the Macatawa Water Festival Page

Treats and Trails

Bring your entire family out for a safe and fun walk along the trails of the ODC Nature Preserve. There will be wildlife encounters, face painting, games and lots of candy. Don’t miss a barrel ride or seeing the live birds of prey. The North American Wildlife Exhibit in the new visitors center will be open for exploration throughout the event.

Children are encouraged to wear their costumes. All the ODC Nature Preserve trails are wheelchair, stroller and wagon-friendly. No registration necessary for this event.

Look for more details on our community calendar, Facebook, and in the October-November edition of “Discovery News”.

Fee: $5 per vehicle

Holidays at the ODC

Please join us at the Outdoor Discovery Center’s 150 acre Nature Preserve to create family memories and traditions during our “Holidays at the ODC”.

We will offer fun activities like scavenger hunts on our Sensory Trail and programs where families can create holiday ornaments from materials found in nature. We will have “Tales and Tails” storytime throughout the month featuring live animals and a short Holiday movie on Saturday, December 12, 2015 followed by a special outdoor scavenger hunt.

Look for more details on our community calendar, Facebook, and in the December-January edition of “Discovery News”.

Go to the Holidays at the ODC page

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