All of these West Michigan nature centers are well organized, gorgeous nature spots with lots of learning opportunities.
Better yet, most of the nature centers offer free admission, with some charging a small fee to get in.
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Here, you will find articles outlining parent-approved picks for you and your family to enjoy while you are in Grand Rapids. From museum and festival guides, to roundups of places to eat, parks to visit, beaches to swim at or playgrounds to romp around, we have what your family needs for your next adventure.
Our team of local parents has worked hard to cultivate our coverage of things their families love to do in and around West Michigan, so you don’t have to do the work.
If you’re just in town for a few days, check out our Visitor’s Guide to Grand Rapids with Kids for a three-day itinerary. Our event calendar is also full of daily things to do and covers the West Michigan Region.
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Over 10 miles of hiking trails, mostly paved. The Fred Meijer Millennium Trail Network connects with Kent Trails and with a City of Grand Rapids trail along Wealthy Street SW, as well as connecting with the park’s Recreation Core, where it follows an enjoyable route around the perimeter of Lake Leota. The park offers many other amenities as well.