A Nature Sanctuary and
Environmental Education Center

Established 1967

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

We appreciate your cooperation and kindness.


Saturday, January 29  10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Join us for our annual winter fun day! There will be a s'mores bar and hot dogs for roasting over an open fire. Enjoy pond dipping, lawn games, traditional ice cutting, a snowman building contest, ice skating on Treetop Pond, a bake sale, and interpretive trail walks. Fee: $3.00 per person. Please pre-register for this event.


Sunday afternoons from January 30 through February 27, 2:00 PM

Each winter Seven Ponds sponsors the Winter Series, a series of programs highlighted by noted naturalists and photographers, live animals, fascinating natural history, and enjoyment for all ages. Sessions are open to everyone, but pre-registration is required. Come out for one or all of these programs. Seating is limited and COVID-19 safety protocols will be in place.

The Lapeer County Community Foundation supports so many worthwhile projects and organizations around our county and has been a long-time supporter of Seven Ponds Nature Center. Did you know that LCCF manages an Endowment Fund on behalf of Seven Ponds Nature Center?  This fund provides a permanent source of funding for the Center for generations to come.

To donate, visit: www.lapeercountycf.org.


Click here to see a short video from LCCF which features 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


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.