Adopt a Trail

Do you have favorite trails at KNC? Trails that you enjoy visiting in all seasons, or that have special meaning to you?

The Kalamazoo Nature Cente’rs Adopt-A-Trail Program provides a way for individuals and businesses to sponsor maintenance on KNC’s extensive trail system. It is a great way to demonstrate that you care for trails that current and future generations will enjoy.

Your trail adoption is good for one year from month of purchase.

KNC Trail Logos

Ready to head out for a hike? Check out the Trails page for a map!

Adopt a Trail below: click on the trail icon you’d like to adopt and choose your adoption level during registration. Or, call (269) 381-1574 x0 to sign up with a Guest Services host. Thanks for your support!

$25: Includes name on website and information on your trail.

$50: Includes name on website, information on your trail, and sticker.

$150: Includes name on website, information on your trail, sticker, and car magnet.

$500: Includes name on website, information on your trail, sticker, car magnet, and permanent nameplate on trailhead signage.

Please note: Nameplates are placed twice annually. Adoptions received between September 1 and March 31 will be installed in May, and adoptions received between April 1 and August 31 will be installed in October.

Click on the trail you’d like to adopt to sign up online:

Prairie Pathway
Arboretum Loop
Fern Valley
Ridge Run
Habitat Haven
Beech Maple
River Walk
Cooper's Overlook
Raptor Ridge
Pioneer Woods
Wilderness Trail
Source Pond
Green Heron Ravine
Trout Run