Have a great day at KNC

Please note:  The Kalamazoo Nature Center is a private nature preserve.  Dogs, camping, drones, and firearms are not permitted. Bicycles and motorized vehicles are not permitted on the trails.



KNC has wheelchairs available for use and has accessible trails (Habitat Haven and the Arboretum Trail). There is also a Quiet Room available for families, nursing mothers, and is sensory friendly.

Our Guest Services hosts will be happy to answer any questions. Give them a call at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.

DeLano Farms


KNC is home to miles of hiking trails, an award-winning Visitor Center, and a wide variety of programs. We also have a number of other locations for hiking, programs, and rentals, from DeLano Farms to the new Urban Nature Park in downtown Kalamazoo!


Beech Maple Trail

KNC Trails

The Kalamazoo Nature Center is home to miles of trails winding through woods, wetlands, and prairies ranging from easy to difficult. Some trails are wheelchair and stroller friendly. 


Spring peeper on branch

Frequently Asked Questions

From where to eat to what to bring, we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions to make your day a wonderful one at KNC, or give our Guest Services hosts a call at (269) 381-1574 ext. 0.


Program at KNC

Programs & Events

We have programming and events throughout the year for for all ages and interests. Take a guided hike, get an up-close look at a bird of prey, and enjoy one of our many special events! 



KNC Backpacks

Explore more with a KNC backpack

Stop by the Visitor Center to check out a special KNC backpack loaded with fun supplies and activities! Each backpack contains binoculars, field guides, a bug jar, magnifying glass, info sheets, and more.

Trails & Map

About KNC


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