The Huron County Nature Center is located midway between Caseville and Port Austin. The wilderness arboretum offers over 120 acres of woods, dunes, marsh connected by an intensive trail system. This offers a glimpse of the upper thumb as it appeared 100 years ago. Alternating dune ridges (now with mature growth) and wide pine areas, oak, fern, and huckleberry.
The area was established in 1941 by Huron County Women’s Clubs on a large tract of untouched forest and ancient dunes in Hume Township, Michigan.
Walk on the Wild Side at the Huron County Nature Center
The center offers many special weekend programs for families and naturalists. Check with the centers’ Programs and Events calendar for details and times. If offers well-groomed trails, raised boardwalks, and an interpretive center.
There is no charge to visit and walk the trails. However, donations are welcomed.
This site offers some of the best Thumb nature trails around. Its dog friendly and now offers a new mountain bike trail option.
Open 365 days of the year from dawn to dusk – No entrance fee or Michigan Recreation Passport required.
Huron County Nature Center’s Wildlife Cam
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