A Nature Sanctuary and
Environmental Education Center

Established 1967

In accordance with current recommendations from the Lapeer County Health Department and the CDC, Seven Ponds Nature Center is asking everyone to wear a face mask inside the nature center building. 

We appreciate your cooperation and kindness.

Check out our new dock on Treetop Pond!

 Built entirely in-house by our own maintenance crew - nice job, Mike & Del!

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Check out our new boardwalk through Rain Barrel Marsh!

 In true environmentalist fashion, our maintenance crew (Mike & Del) used lumber salvaged from our dock rebuild to construct this boardwalk through Rain Barrel Marsh, which is perpetually muddy and therefore rarely traversed. Enjoy!

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Fresh Paint!

 Our handicapped parking lot was in desperate need of a paint job. Our maintenance crew made short work of the job, and we're very happy with the results.

Two parts done, one remaining
Two parts done, one remaining
Looking good!
Looking good!
Ready for parking!
Ready for parking!
Del makes sure Mike stays within the white lines
Del makes sure Mike stays within the white lines
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Tallgrass Priairie

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

Upcoming Events


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

Staff pic - summer 2020

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


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.


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


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.