Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway news and events.

Women in Nature Trip

Fourteen ladies joined two of our staff members on a Women in Nature trip to the UP this past weekend. They explored Pictured Rocks and the Munising Area, Tahquamenon Falls State Park, Marquette’s downtown and area waterfalls. Thank you ladies for a great Women in Nature trip! If you’re interested in future trips, please check…

Shop & Donate

If you are an AmazonSmile customer, you can now support ODC Network in the Amazon shopping app on your Android device! Simply follow these instructions to turn on AmazonSmile and start generating donations during your normal shopping habits. If you have the latest version of the Amazon Shopping App, open the App on your Android…

Ribbon Cutting on Nature Playground

Ribbon Cutting at the Nature Playground at Holland Language Academy Join us as we open the new natural play and learn space for the students at Holland Language Academy. The students at HLA have been patiently waiting for the construction of this new resource to be completed. The students will assist with the ribbon cutting…

Upcoming Explorer Network Trips

Join us for an adventure in 2020! We have two new trips being offered next year that you might find interesting. As always we strive to provide experiences that are unique, memorable and help you explore places that you might not have visited in the past. Let us know if you have any questions or would…

Return to Normal Hours

Return to Normal Hours It is time for our semi-annual shift in open hours on Sundays for the Outdoor Discovery Center Visitors Center. Though the trails are open the building will be closed on Sundays until Memorial Day weekend 2020. Please enjoy the trails, Eldean Family Nature Play Park, birds of prey and wildlife on…

Boatwerks Sangria Fundraiser

On August 1st, Boatwerks Waterfront Restaurant will start a month-long Specialty Sangria Fundraiser to raise funds for the ODC Network. We encourage you to enjoy a beautiful afternoon, sitting on the water sipping one of these delicious sangrias! On Saturday, August 17 from 12:00-3:00 PM, live animals will visit the Boatwerks Courtyard. Stop by the…

3rd Annual Bass Tournament

The Compagner family has chosen the Outdoor Discovery Center (ODC) as this year’s charity organization. Our family felt an immediate connection to this organization once we saw their catch and release fishing pond in their 7-acre nature play park. Supporting this pond is a great way to honor Dylan’s dream of fishing and being in…

Transportation Grant Opportunities

Transportation Grant Opportunities The Michigan Nature Association (MNA) is offering field trip grants for the 2019-2020 school year to assist teachers in developing fun, educational, and hands-on field trips for teaching students about the natural environment. The $500 grants can cover bus transportation, program fees, and educational supplies for field trips to eligible natural areas,…

Macatawa Water Festival

For the fifth year in a row, the Macatawa Water Festival 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 watershed. Kayak or bike around…