Lowell’s Wittenbach Wege Center: Everything to Know Before You Visit to Hike or See the Animals
|Wittenbach Wege Center|
11715 Vergennes, Lowell, MI 49331
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.
Wittenbach Wege Center At a Glance
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
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.