The Harris Nature Center makes up 48 acres of a larger park called Meridian Riverfront Park. This property was purchased in 1986 with Land and Water Conservation funds.

Park amenities include a 1/2 mile paved trail, natural trails that connect to Eastgate Park and a Nature Exploration Area where people can intuitively interact with nature. Trails are open every day from dawn until dusk. Horses, llamas and other draft animals may be brought into the park when under the immediate control of a competent person. Manure passed on trails and around parking area must be clean up.


3998 VanAtta Rd.
Okemos, MI 48864



Contact: (517)-349-3866

Length: 5 Miles

Level: 2

Type: Riding, Hiking, Cross-Country Skiing, Snowshoeing

Terrain: Woods

Parking/Staging: Small parking area.

Camping: None

Trailhead: There are six trailhead locations. One in the Eastgate Park area on S. Maridian Road, one in the Harris Nature Center area, and four in the Red Cedar Natural Area one of which is on Van Atta Road.

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