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Fenner Nature Center

Welcome to Fenner Nature Center.  Fenner Nature Center is an environmental education center encompassing 134 acres. Now run by the non-profit Fenner Conservancy, the property includes over four miles of trails, including two handicap-accessible paved trail loops, through maple groves, pine forests, swamp forests, old fields, and 3 different ponds. Fenner Nature center is an ideal place to hike, view or photograph wildlife, picnic, or just relax. Inside the Visitor Center, check out our collection of live native reptiles and amphibians; watch songbirds, deer and wild turkeys through our large picture windows; and explore our hands-on children's exhibits. Scholarships for Fenner programs are available to those who demonstrate need. No bikes, fishing/collecting, or unsanctioned alcohol, please.

Our building is handicap accessible and we will do our best to accommodate any needs on an individual basis. Two main trails have a blacktopped surface for easy use for strollers, wheelchairs and those with mobility impairments. Benches are also located around the trails for rest and relaxation.


Contact Information

2020 Mount Hope
Lansing, MI 48910
(517) 483-4224

Email: info@mynaturecenter.org

Visitor Center Hours


Wednesday-Friday 10am-4pm

Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm


Tuesday-Friday 10am-6pm

Saturday-Sunday 12pm-6pm


Grounds Hours

Open daily - 8 am until dusk

Learn More About Fenner Nature

Visit mynaturecenter.org for more information on Fenner Nature Center and the programs bieng offered.

To Learn more about:

Scout Programs
Birthday Parties at Fenner
Education Group Tours
Gift Shop


Fenner Conservancy, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and managing body for the Fenner Nature Center, connects people to nature in the heart of Lansing through conservation, education, and stewardship. Visit www.mynaturecenter.org for more information about Fenner Nature Center.

Brett Kaschinske
Parks & Recreation Dept.
200 North Foster Street
2nd Floor
Lansing, MI 48912

Here at Lansing Parks and Recreation we strive to provide all of the Lansing community with quality recreational opportunities. One way we do this is through our youth scholarship program. In the economic climate of today we are finding more families in need of this financial assistance. Your donation will help us ensure we are able to scholarship Lansing youth who request assistance.


Please visit the site above or click on our Facebook Site to link to the Go Fund Site