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Dahlem - Jackson's Nature Place

7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-9769
+1 517-782-3453
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Great for families, couples, and solo travelers!

I have been coming to the Dahlem Center since I was a school child on field trips. Now I take my... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Meredith D
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Michigan
Nice, but could be better....

We went to Jackson to get our boat winterized. While we waited, we wanted to take in some outside... read more

Reviewed 21 September 2017
ILoveMI
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Eaton Rapids, Michigan
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Dahlem is Jackson's Nature Place where everyone is welcome to experience, study and enjoy nature. With five miles of hiking trails on 280 acres of conserved ecosystems containing butterfly trails, community gardens, forests, grasslands, streams, marshes and ponds, visitors can enjoy a guided hike or experience the natural wonders on their own. The 3/8 mile Nature for All Trail is specially designed for visitors with limited mobility. Dahlem offers year-round environmental educational programs and free seasonal festivals and events.
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“dawn to dusk” (2 reviews)
“all ages” (3 reviews)
“seasons” (2 reviews)
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Hours Today: 6:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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7117 S Jackson Rd, Jackson, MI 49201-9769
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+1 517-782-3453
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have been coming to the Dahlem Center since I was a school child on field trips. Now I take my students! Over the last 10 years, I have also been bringing my own children here to explore the trails and enjoy the events. There...More

Thank Meredith D
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Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

We went to Jackson to get our boat winterized. While we waited, we wanted to take in some outside activities. We were not super impressed with the center. It might be great for people who are urban dwellers (which we are not). The nature trail...More

Thank ILoveMI
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Reviewed 18 March 2017

The Dahlem Center is such a wonderful nature preserve for the Jackson area. The beautiful trails are open from dawn to dusk, and can be walked free of charge. The Nature Playscape is a perfect "natural playground" for families.

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Reviewed 15 November 2016

Located in southwest Jackson. Whether a family outing or getting together with friends, offers various levels of "connecting with nature". Ranges from programs & activities to walking around "looking at nature's wonders" to utilizing it for "power walking" through all the seasons. A group of...More

1  Thank LakesideDon
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Reviewed 1 November 2016

Great place to take the family. Many programs and activities to choose from. They also have a preschool that focuses on teaching children to love and nurture our environment. My second child goes to preschool here now and we are very happy with the program...More

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Reviewed 16 September 2016

Dahlem is great for walks anytime of the year, but our favourite time is Fall / Winter, Dahlem has fun trails that are pretty well maintained and a nice little shop for nic-naks. Looking for a fun walk with your family, the Dahlem center is...More

Thank G-Kaplan59
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

We have visited this place with our family several times. They love coming back again and again. The staff is very engaging with the kids, and they make learning about nature fun. If you want to just take a walk, you can do that too.

Thank Mom429396
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Reviewed 7 July 2016

The Dahlem Center is a great way to get out of the city & trail into the best nature in the state. The trails are not to long they take you thru several nature climates (or settings). There are many planned activities to get you...More

Thank John H
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Reviewed 4 June 2016

The Dahlem center is comprised of just about every type of natural habitat that can be found in Southern Michigan, all in a relatively small area that can easily be covered in a few hours. Michigan is beautiful state and the Dahlem center is a...More

2  Thank dtlongrifles
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Reviewed 25 March 2016

Dahlem is the place to go when you need to take that walk in the woods to clear your head of the "daily clutter". I always feel refreshed afterwards. Encounters with wildlife, quietness of nature, community events - It's all there. Highly recommend you take...More

1  Thank Steve_Ferency
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