The Outdoor Discovery Center is open 365 days a year during daylight hours. Our main parking lot is located at 4214 56th Street. Additional parking can be found at Fillmore Discovery Park on the preserve’s southwest corner along 142nd Avenue.

  • No fee to hike the trails or visit the outdoor exhibit areas
  • Trailheads are located at the main parking area and Fillmore Discovery Park
  • Trails are crushed stone or boardwalk and many are ADA accessible
  • Pets are only allowed on 6 foot leashes and are to be kept at least 50 feet from the captive animal enclosures


  • use the nature preserve during daylight hours
  • use the trails for walking, jogging, hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing
  • use the trails for wheelchairs, strollers and wagons
  • keep pets on a 6 foot leash at all times
  • fish only at designated public fishing ponds
  • only use the parking lot area if you must smoke

Please Do Not

  • take pets near wildlife enclosures
  • harass captive or native wildlife especially for the sake of better viewing or photography
  • use motorized or pedaled vehicles on the trails
  • ride horses on the nature preserve
  • swim in ponds
  • park overnight or after hours
  • collect animals, plants or other natural materials without specific consent
  • hunt or trap wildlife without specific consent

In case of an emergency, dial 911 and tell the operator you are in Allegan County