• Admission Free February

    Enjoy free admission to our trails and Visitor Center from February 1st to February 29th! Select programs are offered free of charge (but may still require registration).

    Check out our free and paid programs

  • Sugarbush Festival

    Tap into the sweetness of spring and join us for our 54th annual Sugarbush Festival!

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  • Give Back to Blandford

    We are an independent 501(c)3 non-profit that does not receive support from taxes. All donations go towards maintaining 264 acres of land, caring for our wildlife, and providing engaging outdoor experiences.

    Make a Donation

  • Sensory Night

    Join us for a sensory-friendly evening with Artists Creating Together (ACT) and the Blandford Wildlife Ambassadors!

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  • Wildlife Ambassadors

    Blandford is home to over 40 rehabilitated Wildlife Ambassadors! These animals are unable to survive in the wild and help educate students about Michigan wildlife.

    About our Wildlife

  • Volunteering at Blandford

    Blandford has many opportunities and we would love to help you find something that matches your interests, skills, and availability!

    Learn about Volunteering

  • THE HIGHLANDS

    Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids.

    Learn about the project

  • The Blandford Farm

    With 2.5 acres of land, our farm has been growing over 200 different varieties of vegetables since 2010.

    Learn about the Blandford Farm

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Wildlife Ambassadors

Blandford’s Wildlife Education Center is home to many rehabilitated animals that are no longer able to survive in the wild. These wildlife ambassadors participate in educational programming and reach thousands of students and families in West Michigan every year!

Learn about our wildlife

Land Conservancy of West Michigan and The Highlands

Blandford Nature Center and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan collaborated on the purchase of the 121-acre former Highlands Golf Club in Grand Rapids in the winter of 2017 with a vision to transform the property into a natural area for community recreation, nature preservation, and land conservation.

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Supported by the MICHIGAN ARTS AND CULTURE COUNCIL and the NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE ARTS.

 

 

 

 

Thank you to all of our corporate sponsors!

 

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