Welcome to DNC

DNC's 4+ miles of trails take visitors through 136 acres of farmland, forest, restored prairie, and floodplain along the beautiful Shiawassee River - just five minutes from downtown Owosso. Visit us from dawn until dusk year-round for a great place to hike, cross country ski, learn more about Michigan's natural history, or find a quiet place to commune with nature. 

Whether you are looking for a place to hike with your dog, have an educational fieldtrip, or spend volunteer hours - we have many great ways to get involved. Explore our site for all we have to offer.

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DeVries Nature Conservancy
2635 N. M-52
Owosso, MI 48867

Trails and Nature Playscape are open :  Dawn to Dusk, year-round

Nature Center Building Hours:   Generally 9:00am-4:00pm, weekdays**

**There may be times where both staff members are out of the office, or there are facility rentals, that will lock the building to visitors.  
You can always call to make an appointment.
Summer Adventure Camp
August 10-13

Half day, whole day, any day!

Your kids can join in on this fun nature adventure camp. 
Each session (morning or afternoon) includes a snack, fun nature activities, games, hikes and more.   Register for half days, whole days or everyday.

Click this link to download the form.

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