National Parks

Outdoor Discovery Center - Macatawa Greenway

Holland, MI

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Address: 4214 56th St, Holland, MI 49423, USA Number: 616 393 9453 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Do you just love to get out into nature and play, explore, walk, and run?  Of course you do!  It beats sitting inside all day doesn't it?

The Outdoor Discovery Center is a fun, exciting, nature filled day out for you and the whole family.  There are over 4 miles of beautiful trails for you to uncover new and wonderful things - through marshy wetlands, pretty little ponds, lush forest, flower filled meadows and iconic prairie land.

How many different species of wildlife can you spot?  Our guess is lots!  The area is teeming with beautiful birds and animals, so if you are a budding photographer you will be spoilt for choice!

The Macatawa River Greenway has over 1,000 areas which are protected, so you know they will never be disturbed or damaged - make sure you learn why and how they are protected when you are there - our earth is important!

If you have non-motorized boats there are several key locations you can launch from, if you fancy spending the day out on the water. 

Keep an eye on their calendar too because they hold a variety of fun activities - such as the Wildlife Discovery Camp for kids just crazy about wildlife!  You will study a number of animals and learn about how and where they live, and log them in a fun Discovery Journal.   They also hold adventure filled kayaking camps (often more than one day in length) so kids can learn independence and self-reliance through a number of games and trips.  

You can even get your hold family out frogging for the day - think you can catch those slippery friends of yours?  We'll see!

So get out there, and enjoy nature! 

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There are three beautiful areas with picnic tables for you to enjoy your own packed lunch.

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Where is it at?


The ODC Nature Reserve can be found at 4214 56th St, 49423 This is about 4 miles south of Holland, Michigan in Allegan County. The main entrance can be found in Fillmore Township, on the corner of 56th Street/Lincoln Avenue and 142nd St. This is 2.4 miles south of the intersection between US 31 and Lincoln Avenue, and 2.4 miles from Exit 49 (M-40) on Interstate 196

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July 1 is the start of school registrations - each program is customized to fit each grade and teachers subject preference. They can also accommodate special needs. Make sure you ask about the programs as its a great way for kids to learn about nature and the environment first hand.

Need a little extra help?


All the trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly, so bring the entire family!

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When can we go?

Trails open Sunrise to Sunset


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