Plan Your Visit
1715 Hillburn Ave NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
Non-members: $3 per person
Visitor Center: Open Monday-Saturday from 9am-5pm
Trails: Open daily from dawn to dusk
This interactive and mobile-friendly map allows you to learn about our property in a fun and green way. With this new way of exploring our trails, there are no downloads or signups required, and having a digital map will help conserve natural resources by reducing the waste from printing paper maps. One of our favorite features is the “blue dot” GPS capability that can be turned on when using the map on your mobile phone, so you can roam all 264 acres knowing exactly where you are.
We also have videos, photos, and more information highlighting some of our favorite points of interest including our Wildlife Trail, Children’s Garden, and The Highlands so you can learn about these popular spots. Our informational videos will change quarterly and will include closed captions in English and Spanish – this means you’ll have opportunities to learn about different topics here at Blandford during every season!
If you would like to share your feedback about our virtual map, please fill out this brief survey. We’d like to send a big thank you to the experts at Cynthia Kay & Company for their help putting this resource together!
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The Blandford Farm is a short walk west of the Visitor Center. We raise healthy farm animals and grow local, sustainable produce. With 2.5 acres of land, our farm has been growing over 200 different varieties of vegetables and educating families on local agriculture through farm-related programming since 2010.
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.
In 1986, the former General Store is modeled after old-fashioned general stores of the 19th & 20th centuries and was built with the help of staff and volunteers. In 2012, it was renamed the Learning Lab after being converted to classroom space to accommodate the growing need for educational programming.
Blandford is a place where people of all ages can discover nature. See all that Blandford has to offer with this digital map of our trails, buildings and more.