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Join us between April 11th - April 19th for Sarett's VIRTUAL Spring Stampede 5K Run/Walk!

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Camps for kids ages 4-6, 7-8, 9+, and kayaking for 10+!



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School and Group Programs

Looking to enrich your classroom or group with hands-on learning at Sarett? We offer dozens of programs for preschoolers to adults – take a look! Come to the nature center or have a traveling naturalist visit you!

Summer Camps

Summer Nature Camps at Sarett offers children an excellent opportunity to learn about Michigan’s ecology and natural history by exploring and playing in nearly 1000 acres of woodlands, wetlands, meadows and swamps at Sarett and other Michigan locations. We get up, get active and get outdoors daily!


Trail Map

Sarett has many miles of hiking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoe trails through wetlands and upland forest. Check out our trail map and visit today!

Upcoming Events


Woodcock Walk – Canceled

April 4, Saturday, 8:30 pm - Join a Sarett naturalist for an evening walk looking and listening for the courtship song, dance and aerial display of the American Woodcock. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.

Sarett’s Spring Birding Bunch – Canceled

April 4, Saturday, 8:00 am—Welcome back the spring migrants with Sarett’s annual Saturday morning Birding Bunch. Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our trails will remain open throughout this time.

Virtual Spring Stampede 5K Run/Walk

Due to the recommendations from the CDC and the State of Michigan, we are changing the Sarett Spring Stampede 5K into a virtual race. With a virtual race you can run the 5K distance anywhere, for example in your neighborhood, on a treadmill, at a nearby park or on the 5K course here at Sarett Nature Center. You will have between Saturday, April 11th and Sunday, April 19th to complete your 5K. Once you have the 5K completed you will send in your time to the run sign-up website. The Spring Stampede course will be set up and ready for use anytime between April 11th and 19th. The entry fee is $20 before March 21st, 2020 and $25 after March 21st, 2020.  You can mail your entry form at to: Mike Mahler at Sarett Nature Center, 2300 Benton Center Rd., Benton Harbor, MI 49022. You can register on-line at  For more information go to our Spring Stampede webpage.

Nature Notebook

COVID-19 Update

Sarett Nature Center is canceling all programs through April 5th. Our...

COVID-19 Update

Sarett Nature Center is monitoring national, state, and local information sources...