Blandford Nature Center provides 143 acres of nature and wildlife reflecting various ecosystems, from mature forests and meadows to wetlands and streams. A number of facilities also help our community learn about natural history and cultural heritage:
- Heritage buildings – We operate a schoolhouse, log cabin, homestead barn, sugarhouse, blacksmith shop, general store, and carriage barn. These buildings are typically only open during our Festivals.
- Interpretative Center – We offer seasonal exhibits, a bird and animal observation area, and an open-air turtle exhibit.
- Wildlife Education Center – We take in many injured wild animals, some of which are released back into the wild, and a special few that find a long term home at the Center.
In addition, we use our land intentionally for both enjoyment and to apply historical, cultural perspectives to present-day agriculture and environment:
- Trails – We maintain eight trails that stretch over four miles, all of which are open every day, in every season.
- Farm – About 5 acres will be cultivated through the care of a farmer and put to use for our CSA, garden plots, and educational community programs.
Blandford offers the use of its Auditorium and Historical Star Schoolhouse year round during business hours to schools, businesses and organizations if the event connects to our mission. Requires booking an educational program with rental. Contact Katie VanDoeselaar today to book your event. Sorry, no weddings or receptions.