This Week at KNC

9am - 5pm
Sunday 1-5pm

Extended Hours
Trails open at 9 am on Sundays
Trails open until 6 pm

Admission Rates
Members: Free
Adults: $7/Seniors $6
Children & Students (4-17) $4
Children 3 & Under: Free
Family/Household Membership: $75/year


DeLano Farms Harvest Party
Sunday, October 12, 1-4 pm

Help us celebrate the bountiful harvest season at DeLano Farms!  Whether you are a current CSA shareholder, interested in signing up for next year, or just looking for something fun, you and your family are invited to join us for an afternoon of fun on the farm!  We'll have wagon rides, scavenger hunts, and plenty of fun fall activities.  Meet: DeLano Farms Market Barn, 357 W. E Ave.
Creatures of the Night: Mythbusters!
Saturday, October 25, 4-7 pm
Join us for our annual non-scary Halloween alternative! Meet enchanted critters as they come to life to answer some common animal myths on a guided trail walk. At the end of the walk, make a craft, enjoy a snack, and sip some hot cider. Join the fun by coming in costume! Tours leave approximately every 15 minutes, rain or shine, and are geared for children 12 years and younger. Meet: Visitor Center parking lot. The final tour begins at 6:30 pm. Fee: Members $5/participating child, $1/adult; Non-members $7/participating child, $2/adult (Note: no additional admission fees for event)

Pumpkin Party
Wednesday, October 22, 5-7 pm
Carve a pumpkin to light up the night at our Creatures of the Night event, we supply the tools and pumpkins! Each pumpkin will be displayed at our Creatures of the Night event on Saturday, October 25 and will be available to take home on Sunday, October 26. 

Workshops & Trips

Walk to Lake Michigan, A 50-Mile Saunter

Friday, October 17-Sunday, October 19, 7 am - 5 pm
Fee: Members $100, Non-members $145
Join KNC and Rent a Rambling Naturalist for the walk of a lifetime!  We will begin walking from KNC on Friday, October 17 and will reach Lake Michigan on Sunday, October 19. We will average about 17 miles of walking each day and will be transported back to KNC each evening.  The group will be under the guidance of an experienced interpretive naturalist and long-distance walker. Adults 17+  Register here...

Michael Pollan

Best-selling Author, Food Advocate Michael Pollan Coming to Kalamazoo
Thursday, November 6, 7:30 pm
Miller Auditorium, Western Michigan University
Admission is free, but registration is required; check back soon for registration details.

Author and food advocate Michael Pollan will speak about the importance of a healthy food system at the Kalamazoo Community Foundation's 2014 Community Meeting at Miller Auditorium in November. 

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