Field Trip Friday ~ Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway

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One of our favorite place to visit in the area is the Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway, we visit there quite a few times through out the spring, summer, and fall. This is a free place that has nature trails, a beautiful covered picnic area with bathroom, a sensory garden, ponds 1 of which is a fishing (catch & release) pond.

Because it was just the start of spring the sensory garden was not in bloom yet, but here is the sign inside the area of what is normally inside the garden.

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In the sensory garden they have a VERY LARGE sand box with lots of sand toys and trucks. The little boys love this area and will spend most of their time in the sand box!!
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Jake and Dustin found a turtle that was probably close to 50 pounds.

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Cody found a little caterpillar.P1050481

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Dustin found a snake that all the kids were excited to see!!

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This is what the kids were very carefully inspecting, a frog.

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After walking the trails for a couple hours the kids were ready for a picnic lunch, what fun!

 

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The Outdoor Discovery Center Macatawa Greenway is one of our favorite places to visit as a family! What is your favorite place to visit as a family?

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Comments

  1. That looks like a really interesting place. My kids would have loved to see the turtle. Love the caterpillar pictures. I think I would have shrieked seeing the snake.

    • Stacie,
      Yes it is such a wonderful place!! My kids are in love with turtles, and I have gotten used to the boys catching the snakes and no longer shriek lol I just stay further back 🙂

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