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Explore the Trails at Harris Nature Center

May 10th, 2020 by Corey A. Edwards

a frog at Harris Nature CenterLooking to get outdoors for a much needed nature break? Harris Nature Center, in Okemos, MI is just what the doctor ordered with 5 miles of nature trails along the banks of the beautiful Red Cedar River.

Harris Nature Center (HNC) is located in Okemos, MI on the banks of the Red Cedar River. All less than a half-hour’s drive from our Lansing-area restaurant, pub, and bed and breakfast, The English Inn.

The Center’s main mission is protecting and preserving the Red Cedar River ecosystem. Public access allows people to learn more about the natural world and see for themselves the stunning natural beauty that is being preserved here.

The preserve’s 48 acres are natural habitat to a broad array of animals. Visitors may see white-tail deer, red-tailed hawks, pileated woodpeckers, many kinds of turtles, snakes, frogs, salamanders, and toads.

Trails at the HNC take you through the connected forests, meadows, and along the Red Cedar River. In winter, these same trails become a popular cross-country skiing and snowshoeing destination, with equipment rentals available at the Center.

Harris Nature Center also rehabilitates wild animals for future release or permanent care, depending on their level of recovery. You can meet many of these permanent residents inside the center and even “adopt” one.

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Explore Woldumar Nature Center

February 11th, 2019 by Corey A. Edwards

Woldumar Nature CenterSpring is in the air and with it comes an urge to get out into the great outdoors! Woldumar Nature Center, just 15 minutes from English Inn, offers over 5 miles of trails along the Grand River.

For lovers of the great outdoors, The English Inn Restaurant & Pub has some lovely grounds to explore. Our historic, Eaton Rapids estate includes sixteen acres of manicured gardens and walking trails along the Grand River. Add this to our award-winning restaurant, English pub, and accommodations in our historic Tudor revival Inn, and you have the makings of an almost storybook getaway.

For those looking to commune even more closely with mother nature, however, we recommend  Woldumar Nature Center.

Discover Woldumar

Woldumar Nature Center is one of the Lansing area’s special gems.

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Fort Custer State Park

May 28th, 2010 by insideout

Fort Custer State Park is just over an hour from our Eaton Rapids Michigan bed and breakfast. It makes a lovely day trip when the weather is fine.

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