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Blandford Nature Center Offers Fun for the Whole Family

Blandford Nature Center

Changing leaves, cool weather, this season is the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. There’s no better place to take in nature in Grand Rapids than Blandford Nature Center.

Located at 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW in Grand Rapids, Blandford Nature Center sits on more than 140 acres of woodland leased from the City of Grand Rapids. This charitable organization uses the land and wildlife as the perfect backdrop to provide quality environmental education and community programs. Along with gorgeous trails, Blandford is also home to nearly 30 animals that can be found in West Michigan wildlife. All of these animals are non-releasable due to injuries or integration into human care.

When families need a break from the outdoors, they can check out the Visitor’s Center. The nature center has classes, festivals, and other activities year round so there’s always something going on for people of all ages.

Thrifty Thursday Deal

We’ve partnered with FOX17 and Blandford Nature Center to bring you a Thrifty Thursday special that’s perfect for autumn. They’re offering up free general admission to their facility for those who visit their Facebook page! Head over to Blandford Nature Center’s Facebook page to download the voucher. You can either provide it on your mobile device or print it.

The Visitor’s Center is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 12 to 5 p.m. The voucher expires on November 30 and excludes admission to special events or programs.

If you fall in love with Blandford Nature Center during your visit, you can become a member. Blandford memberships range in price from $25 to $1000 yearly with several levels. Membership benefits include year-round admission, special member pricing for programs and workshops, priority registration for CSA Farm Share program and much more.

Ride Route 7 to get there! Plan your trip.

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.