Located at 555 West E Avenue, DeLano Farms is the western portion of KNC’s main campus and features miles of beautiful hiking trails for year-round use. Snowshoeing and cross country skiing are popular here.

NOTE: The DeLano Homestead buildings are open for special events and programs, including the annual Maple Sugar Festival.

DeLano Trails  |  Hours: 9 am – 7:30 pm daily

Please note: New Dashboard Day Pass Required  To access Delano Trails, please check in at the KNC Welcome Station to pick up a Dashboard Day Pass. Members and paying guests must check in at the Welcome Station (7000 N. Westnedge Ave.) The Day Pass MUST be displayed on the driver’s side dashboard for ease of viewing by KNC staff. This helps KNC better monitor KNC property.

Programs & Events at DeLano Farms


DeLano Farms Fall CSA Share

Thursdays, October 12 – November 16, 2023 from 4:30-6 pm
Pick up at the Market Barn, 357 West E Avenue

Enjoy six weeks of DeLano Farms’ bountiful fall harvest. Your weekly pre-packaged share will be waiting for you at the Market Barn, where you’ll be greeted by our knowledgeable farm staff with recipes and tips for use and storage of your farm-fresh veggies. Limited to 35 shares!

Support DeLano Farms

You can help to support the Kalamazoo community’s connection with the natural world through garden-based experiences at KNC’s DeLano Farms. With your help, we’ll raise something just as important as sweet cherry tomatoes; awareness and engagement among KNC visitors of all ages. You can support farm operation, including farm interns, farm-based programs, seed, tools and more. Together we’ll learn about healthy, local food. We’re all about cultivating a healthier planet and community.

Learn more and donate here >


DeLano Farms CSA

Summer Share Runs June – September
Fall Share Runs October – November

Details & Registration >

Young Farmers Camp

Young Farmers Camp

Summer Camp runs June – August
Visit Camp >

Regenerative Agriculture: Farming with Nature

Watch the presentation by DeLano Farms Director Kirsten Clemente from the Fridays for the Future meeting in January, 2022.

Kirsten discusses the history of DeLano Farms, the current opportunities to get involved at the farm, and the farm’s future, as well as regenerative agriculture practices.

DeLano Homestead

About DeLano Farms & Homestead

Check back soon to learn more about the 1858 Homestead and farm.

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.

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