The Lansing capital area is known for many things from the iconic state Capitol to its robust university and business. It’s a place where an active lifestyle is balanced with the re-energizing benefits of spending time outside. No wonder people are in a better mood after visiting the nearby Fenner Nature center.

Just minutes from the heart of Lansing, Fenner Nature Center is dedicated to the conservation of nature, educating the public, and providing stewardship of the outdoor and indoor experiences visitors keep coming back to enjoy.

People love to hike the more than 4 miles of trails with ponds and overlooks, garden, prairie and much more. In the Visitors Center, people can find collections of live, native reptiles and amphibians while watching local wildlife in a special viewing area. Fun hands-on and interactive exhibits add to the experience.

The Davis Nature Pavilion is the place people come to admire annual art exhibitions, learn from public programs and to celebrate special occasions. The Maple Grove Pavilion and Group Campground also offer people options for hosting special celebrations including weddings. Weddings are a very popular event at the nature center following the trend to more intimate and personal weddings. With photo perfect natural surroundings and 3 choices of venues, Fenner Nature Center is a favorite choice. An event manager is on hand to help with ceremony and reception bookings to make wedding dreams come true…This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 517-483-4045. Regardless of the event, people love Fenner Nature Center for its beautiful natural surroundings, and relaxed, beautiful indoor spaces.

Next up in special events is the 46th annual Apple Butter Festival Oct. 15th & 16th from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. daily. (Parking is free, but a $5 donation is appreciated.) People can gather to enjoy authentic apple butter, artisan demonstrations, music, games, historical crafts and more. There is always something fun to do at Fenner Nature Center, 2020 E. Mount Hope Ave., Lansing 48910
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