Plan A Visit

Points of Interest

Helen O Brower Visitor Center
Trail through lush forest
DeGraaf Geology Trail
Geology Walk

Trail Map

All ODC Network Trails:
Outdoor Discovery Center
Map of Outdoor Discovery Center Rabbit River Preserve
Rabbit River Preserve
Map of Macatawa Greenway Trail
Macatawa River Greenway

Visitor Guidelines

Nature Preserve hours: dawn to dusk

Visitor Center:
10:00 AM – 3:00 PM Tuesday-Saturday. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Trails are open for walking, jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing. Wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are permitted. The use of horses, bicycles, and motor vehicles is prohibited.

No parking overnight or after dark.

Pets must be kept on a 6 foot leash at all times. Please keep pets away from wildlife enclosures.

Please do not harass captive or native wildlife even if it is for the sake of better viewing or photography. Do not collect animals, plants or other natural materials without specific consent.

Alcohol is prohibited. Smoking is permitted only in parking lots.

Do not hunt or trap wildlife without specific consent.

Closed for Construction

Fall 2023-Spring 2024

Pardon our mess as we remodel the nature center building. Look for new exhibits and displays in 2024.

Trails are open during daylight hours every day of the year.

For more information, contact