Harris Nature Center, set on the banks of the Red Cedar River, is a must-see outdoor preserve and recreation area, located just east of Lansing, MI.
Harris Nature Center, which was developed from land sold to the Meridian Township in 1987, was designed to both protect the Red Cedar River ecosystem and promote learning about said habitat through exhibition and exploration. As such, Harris Nature Center provides year-round access to over five miles of nature trails and a 3/4-mile paved loop trail plus the exhibits located inside the center itself.
The trails throughout Harris Nature Center run along the Red Cedar River and loop through the connected forests and meadows. During winter, the trails are made available to cross-country skiing and snowshoeing, with equipment rentals at the center. Harris Nature Center also rents out GPS for those interested in geo-caching and offers the use of an all-terrain wheelchair so everyone can enjoy the trails for free, dawn to dusk.
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