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Welcome Spring with the Ottawa County Parks
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Welcome Spring with the Ottawa County Parks

Welcome Spring with the Ottawa County Parks

OTTAWA COUNTY, MI—It may not feel like spring, but Ottawa County Parks has no shortage of spring programs.

Family Hours:  Each Sunday afternoon from 2-3pm, the Nature Center at Hemlock Crossing Park hosts programs for families on various topics. Stories, scavenger hunts, hikes and crafts keep things interesting for everyone. Topics include frogs, the water cycle, wetlands, wildflowers and more.

Bird & Wildflower Walks:  Ever walk in the woods wishing you could learn more about an encountered bird, plant or insect? A guided walk is for you. Now through the fall, hikes alongside expert naturalists are available on countless topics, such as birds, wildflowers, butterflies, reptiles and other spring surprises.

Spring by Kayak:  Eager to enjoy the West Michigan waterways? Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring along Ottawa County's Pigeon River by kayak. There is a $15 fee plus $26 for those renting a kayak.

Many other programs are available including astronomy, bird watching outings and FrogWatch USA trainings for your budding scientists. Summer camp enrollment for children ages three and up is also available. A complete list of upcoming programsis available at miottawa.org/parks. A seasonal mailing listing all of the programs is available upon request. Contact the parks at 616-738-4810 or ocparks@miottawa.orgto join the mailing list. Programs are free unless indicated.

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