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Winter Tracking (Online)

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

 Winter is a perfect time of year to learn the art and science of tracking animals, with snow providing a great medium for preserving tracks at Grass River Natural Area. In this free Zoom class, GRNA staff will go over how to identify tracks of northern Michigan mammals to the species level and learn how […]

Winter Watercolors

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

 Watercolors are not just brush and paint - we will also use watercolor pencils for this class at Grass River Natural Area. And winter is not just black and white. We will explore the colors of winter using a variety of water-based media. Join GRNA to look for and paint the light and bright spots […]

New Year’s Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Lantern light reflecting off freshly fallen snow is a great way to enjoy the forest at Grass River Natural Area in winter. Enjoy a self-guided evening ski on GRNA’s groomed ski trails, or snowshoe the boardwalk to the river. We will have a warm campfire at the Center pavilion and the heated building will be […]

New Year’s Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Lantern light reflecting off freshly fallen snow is a great way to enjoy the forest at Grass River Natural Area in winter. Enjoy a self-guided evening ski on GRNA’s groomed ski trails, or snowshoe the boardwalk to the river. We will have a warm campfire at the Center pavilion and the heated building will be […]

Art Program – Clay Modeling with Molly

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Art Program – Clay Modeling with Molly Thursday, June 30 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm $10 per person, includes supplies, pre-registration is required Grass River Natural Area is holding a clay modeling workshop led by Molly Nolan, an experienced area potter, for ages 10 – adult. She will guide you as you get your hands […]

$10

Kayak Grass River

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Kayak Grass River Wednesday, June 29 9:30 am - 12:00 pm  $45 per person - includes tour, kayak, PFD, and paddle for each participant There is no better way to experience Grass River than by paddling its calm waters and enjoying its unique wildlife! On these morning guided tours, visitors explore Grass River by kayak […]

$45

Blooms & Birds: Wildflower Walk

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Blooms & Birds: Wildflower Walk Every Tuesday throughout the summer  10:00 am – 12:00 pm No charge but donations are appreciated Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with Grass River Natural Area docents Julie Hurd and Phil Jarvi each week to find and identify the beautiful and unique wildflowers at Grass River. Along […]

Naturalist on the Trail

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Naturalist on the Trail Every Friday throughout the summer beginning June 3 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Donations welcome Every Friday this summer a naturalist will be stationed outdoors on the Grass River Natural Area trail system, offering a new mobile mini-program each week. Stop into the Grass River Center to find out where the […]

Blooms & Birds: Wildflower Walk

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Blooms & Birds: Wildflower Walk Every Tuesday throughout the summer  10:00 am – 12:00 pm No charge but donations are appreciated Go for a relaxing stroll on the trails with Grass River Natural Area docents Julie Hurd and Phil Jarvi each week to find and identify the beautiful and unique wildflowers at Grass River. Along […]

Summer Bird Walk

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Summer Bird Walk Saturday June 18, 2022  8:00 am – 10:00 am $5 per person The birds that call Grass River Natural Area home are now nesting and singing. Learn to ID birds by song and habitat on a guided bird walk. Get more information at grassriver.org. 6500 Alden Hwy, Bellaire MI 49615.

$5

Naturalist on the Trail

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Naturalist on the Trail Every Friday throughout the summer beginning June 3 10:30 am – 1:30 pm Donations welcome Every Friday this summer a naturalist will be stationed outdoors on the Grass River Natural Area trail system, offering a new mobile mini-program each week. Stop into the Grass River Center to find out where the […]

Art Program – Beautiful Bugs

Grass River Natural Area 6500 Alden Highway (Co. Road 618), Bellaire

Art Program – Beautiful Bugs Thursday, June 16 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm $10 per person, includes supplies, pre-registration is required Take a walk at Grass River Natural Area with artist/naturalist Arlene Westhoven and sketch insects. When you return to the Grass River Center, you will use bright colors to illustrate the amazing creatures you […]

$10