Blandford Nature Center
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Contact us

Address 1715 Hillburn Ave. NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (Google Maps)

Visitor Center: Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm and Saturdays 12 - 5pm
Trails: Open everyday from dawn to dusk.  NO TRESPASSING AFTER DARK

Telephone 616-735-6240
Fax 616-735-6255

Frequently asked questions

Will you take my injured animal? We ONLY accept birds of prey and reptiles for rehabilitation. For other animal needs, please call Peg and Roger Markle at (616) 361-6109 for help with injured baby birds, baby mammals or reptiles or Sjana Gordon at 616-885-4223 for racoons, fawn, squirrels, rabbits, chickens, and ducks. Please note that Peg and Roger do not accept raccoons.
Is there a bus route to Blandford Nature Center? Yes. The Rapid bus number 7 stops at the corner of Hillburn Ave. and Leonard St, which is up the street from Blandford. A 1/4 mile walk north on Hillburn brings you to our Interpretive Center. For more information, call The Rapid at (616) 776-1100 or visit
Can I walk my dog? You certainly can! We do require that your dog is on a leash, stays on the trails, and that there is a doggy waste bag in hand to pick up unwanted extras. Dogs are allowed everywhere except on our Wildlife trail and inside our buildings.

Can I ride my bike on the trails? No. Please park and lock your bikes at the provided bike racks, then enjoy your walk on the trails.

Do I have to pay just to walk on the trails? Yes. It takes up to 300 cubic yards of mulch and 2,500 hours annually to maintain our trails for your enjoyment. Your admission dollars help us continue to improve the trails. If you plan to come often, we encourage membership. Blandford members get in free everyday!

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