Due to flooding and high water levels, some of Dahlem’s trails are temporarily closed or may be impassable.

We ask you to exercise caution when walking the trails and please adhere to any caution tape and/or trail closure signage. There may be water over the trails in places and branches or trees down. We appreciate your patience as our team is still working on assessing all of the trails and structures.  We are working to address the most serious safety concerns first and will work on clearing the trails as we are able.  In many cases, we will need to wait for the water levels to recede. 
Please contact our office at 517-782-3453 if you have any questions or to report any issues observed on the trails.

Summer Camp Registration is closed!  Please call the office to be put on the waitlist


Visit the Events page to sign up for programs!

Summer Songs: An Outdoor Concert (Free) – POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Harmony Gardeners; a free concert for all ages (Free) – Monday, July 22, 2024, 6:00 – 7:00 PM

Birds, Blooms & Butterflies Festival (Free)– Save the Date!  Saturday August 10, 2024, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

How to Make a Butterfly Garden – Wednesday, August 28, 2024, 7:00 – 8:00 PM

Check back soon for more upcoming events!

Support Dahlem’s Mission

There are exciting things happening here at Dahlem! Please watch our inspiring video to learn more. As Jackson’s Nature Place we are making every effort to provide a place of calm, beauty, learning and exploration for everyone in our community. And we need your help to keep providing this space of nature for all!

Please donate to support Dahlem. Every dollar that you give directly impacts our mission to provide environmental education and outdoor experiences to the people of South-central Michigan. The success of Dahlem’s excellent programs is in your hands. We can’t survive without your generosity. Thank you for your continued support of Jackson’s Nature Place.

Dahlem, Jackson’s Nature Place, provides environmental education and outdoor experiences to the people of South-central Michigan.  People of all ages benefit from the year-round programs at Dahlem. Our beautiful trails are open to the public every day from dawn until dusk. Come experience the diversity of plants, animals, and ecosystems located in Dahlem’s nearly 300 acres of conserved land. Dahlem does not receive tax funding, so the protection of this land and all activities held at Dahlem are made possible by our wonderful donors, sponsors, members, and volunteers. As a registered 501(c)3 non-profit in the State of Michigan, all donations to Dahlem are fully tax-deductible. We are so grateful for your support.

Please fill out the form to make a donation online today.  Thank you kindly for your generosity!

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