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Waterford - Drayton Plains Nature Center


The Drayton Plains Nature Center's 137 acres, and expanse of nearly 1 mile in length, exhibits our Earth's finest treasure - Nature. The Membership is dedicated to preserving and protecting the natural world, for enjoyment and education in our community. The reserve is open daily to hikers and nature lovers, free of charge.


Tim payne

Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018
Very quiet little park, nice for an afternoon run or walk. I have seen many people take their pets on walks in this park. There is a nice bridge over a river to the walking area. The park has a nice size pavillion is you would like to have a nice place for a kids party or family picnic.

Stacy Edwards

Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018
What a great difference I have seen with the nature center. I grew up in Waterford area and have frequently visited these trails with my husband. When I went this last year and summer, right when I walked in the building I immediately noticed how it no longer smelled, felt dirty or cluttered upon entering. My kids have continuously made me frequent the building after such a great experience with the wildlife wednesdays the new interpreter put on for us. I am happy they have greatly improved the grounds and building, and can only wait to see what they have next with the DPNC. Thank you for a wonderful experience, my hope in the nature center is restored.

M Ladetto

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018
Although care of this area declined drastically after it was sold to the township, it is still a nice two mile Loop walk

Bruce Weber

Monday, Feb. 19, 2018
Lots of nice trails to walk year round. Also, several ducks.

BKin D

Monday, Feb. 26, 2018
A few ducks and geese. A couple of swans. Nothing special.

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