A Nature Sanctuary and
Environmental Education Center

Established 1967

Check out this great article in our local newspaper highlighting some of the wonders to be found at Seven Ponds!

 



YES, SEVEN PONDS IS OPEN! (mostly)

In order to help ensure the health and safety of all our visitors and staff, we have put into place the following provisions:

  • Please check in and out at the front desk (outside).
  • A limited number of people (10) will be permitted in the building at one time for restroom use and shopping in our Rookery Gift Shop.
  • The rest of the buidling, including the Discovery Room, water refill station, etc., will remain closed to the public at this time.
  • Masks are required for entry into the building.
  • We will be monitoring the number of trail users in each section of the nature center to alleviate crowding.
  • The Miller Pond Boardwalk will be open for one-way traffic only (clockwise) and signed accordingly. 
  • Trails and visitor center (limited) open to the public Tuesday through Sunday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. $3 per adult and child 12 and over. Closed Mondays. 
  • Trails are open to our members dawn to dusk, every day of the week, no additional charge. 
  • As always, no dogs and no bikes on the trails, as Seven Ponds is a nature sanctuary for native wildlife.

NOTE: drinking fountain and water refill station are NOT accessible at this time. Be sure to bring your own drinking water.

CHECK OUT OUR FAMILY CAMPFIRE KIT, AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE! (limited quantity)

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YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US ON SATURDAY, OCTOBER 3rd for ENCHANTED MOVIE NIGHT AT SEVEN PONDS!

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Seven Ponds Nature Center offers a wide range of quality programs, activities, and events intended for children, families, and adults.

Upcoming Events

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Seven Ponds Nature Center offers many environmental education opportunities for students and teachers, including school field trips, traveling naturalist programs, and teacher kits available for check-out.

Schools and Teachers

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Seven Ponds Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to environmental education and the preservation of nearly 500 acres of beautiful land and lakes in southeastern Michigan. Your membership brings you many benefits, and helps us continue our important work.

Become a Member

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Seven Ponds offers unique natural history and birding field tours to amazing destinations around North America, led by expert naturalists and guides.

Field Tours

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Seven Ponds has nearly seven miles of trails for you to explore. Here are the latest conditions for our trails in Paul’s Woods, Earl’s Prairie, the North-80, and Jonathan Woods, as well as recent wildlife observations.

Trail Reports

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With a small staff, Seven Ponds depends on volunteers! There are many opportunities for you to get involved, including trail maintenance, nest box monitoring, invasive plant control, animal care, garden work, special events, and our Friends of Seven Ponds group.

Volunteer Opportunities

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Check out our clubs! Astronomy Club, Beekeeping Club, Birding Club, Photography Club, Friends of Herbs, Butterfly Gardeners, and Friends of Seven Ponds are all very welcoming.

Clubs

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Seven Ponds is proud to partner with many environmental and community organizations and enjoys the support of many local businesses.

Partnerships

Our website and CRM software were made possible through generous grants from the Four County Community Foundation and the Lapeer County Community Foundation. We truly appreciate the support of these two local foundations.