Huron County Nature Center Sign

Huron County Nature Center Officials Have Ambitious Plans For 2022

Huron County Nature Center’s board of directors is excited to have begun working on new projects and improvements at the Nature Center, including completing a final boardwalk that will allow the Center to open all 3.7 miles of its new bike/hike trails by Memorial Day 2022. 

New Features and Exhibits at the Huron Nature Center

Frog at the Huron County Nature Center

In addition to the hiking trails, the Nature Center plans to install three new exhibits in 2022 and upgrade the building’s lighting and improve the Center’s wildlife feeding area.

  • A predator exhibit will consist of a coyote and a bobcat.
  • An exhibition highlighting the frogs and toads at the nature center, with an interactive element for kids to explore.
  • An outdoor exhibit near the center’s caterpillar house will provide homes for native bee species.
  • With the help of a grant from the Huron County Community Foundation, the Center will install a waterfall in the wildlife viewing area to provide water and habitat for local fauna.

The non-profit, volunteer-managed Huron County Nature Center is located at 3336 Loosemore Road, between Caseville and Port Austin, in Hume Township. For more information about the Nature Center, visit its website at

Volunteer At the Huron County Nature Center

Anyone with questions or an interest in volunteering can call or text 989-551-8400 or write to

Butterfly at the HCNC

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Busy Beavers Lodging At Huron County Nature Center Near Port Austin Michigan – Naturalists at the Huron County Nature Center noticed a family of beavers building a lodge in a marsh on HCNC property.

Michael Hardy

Michael Hardy is the owner of Thumbwind Publications LLC. Michael was born in Michigan and grew up near Caseville. In 2009 he started this fun-loving site covering Michigan's Upper Thumb. Since then, he has authored a vast range of content and established a loyal base of 60,000 visitors per month.

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