Everything you Want to Know About the Trails at the Wittenbach Wege Center

11715 Vergennes, Lowell, MI 49331

The Scoop on the Wittenbach Wege Center

The Wittenbach Wege Center (WWC) in Lowell is a must-hike for families with young kids! We had such a lovely morning exploring everything they have to offer.

There truly is something for everyone at the WWC. From an educational Visitor Center to darling farm animals and from awesome trails to a tranquil pond, we couldn’t get enough of this place.

The Visitor Center is stocked with information about the local wildlife, has modern restrooms, and, according to my five-year-old, some “dead animals” (aka taxidermy animals). The staff was friendly and told us we were more than welcome to peek around.

  • Trail Difficulty: Easy

  • Dogs Allowed? Yes, if leashed at all times

  • Facilities: Restrooms available in the Visitor Center

  • Stroller Friendly? Mostly not

  • Time of Year Accessible: Open year round during daylight hours

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Behind the Visitor Center is a very peaceful, shaded pond. We spotted a couple of frogs instantly and had to keep looking for an elusive turtle. (One of these hikes we are bound to find one!)

Before we hit the trails we also had to go see who was so noisy over by the barn. We were so pleased to find the cutest sheep, chickens, and a couple of pigs. I had to peel my kids away from the animals in order to get to the trails–they were certainly a highlight of our trip.

The trails are well-marked and well-maintained; we had no trouble navigating them. There are several different lengths of loops available making it easy to hike with children of any age.

  • Corncob Corner Trail | .96 miles
  • Trillium Ridge Trail -| .64 miles
  • Chickadee Chatter Loop | 1.39 miles
  • Conifer Crossing Trail | .70 miles

We made our way around parts of both the Chickadee Chatter loop and the Trillium Ridge trail. There are parts of these trails that you probably could manage a jogging stroller on, but for the sake of your sanity, I don’t recommend it.

The cabin in the woods (on the Chickadee Chatter loop) was a highlight for both my kids! We stayed there for far longer than I would’ve thought. 

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Make a Movie of Those Memories?

There were so many picturesque parts to this trail! There was a moment that I felt like I was in the movie Fern Gully. The WWC would be a great place to bring a Go-Pro from KDL.

Strapping a Go-Pro to the head of a toddler is sure to get you some great footage and great memories, right? Especially all those farm animals right up close! If you’re wondering how to check one of these out (for free), here are the details.

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