Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

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How much is admission and how far is it to the sawmill?
Late fall is one of the best times to hike in northern MI. With no leaves in the trees you can really appreciate the hills and gullies that make up our area. Since hunting's prohibited at the Groen preserve, this is also a safe place to hike during hunting season.

I flushed a massive buck while I was there earlier this morning. I jumped about half-as-high as he did on his first leap from where he was bedded down.
Thank you to everyone who came out and hiked with us this past Saturday at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve. We had a blast!
Only 2 more days until our free snowshoe hike at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve. Call today to reserve your snowshoes at 989-731-0573.

Looking forward to seeing you there.
We are getting closer to our snowshoe hike coming up this Saturday at 10:00am at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve.

If you are interested in hiking around this lovely preserve and need to borrow snowshoes please give us a call at 989-731-0573.

Hope to see you there!
We are looking forward to our snowshoe hike at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve on Saturday March 7th at 10:00am. If you are interested in attending and need to borrow snowshoes please email [email protected] with your name, phone number, and the amount of youth or adult snowshoes needed.

Thank you! Hope to see you there!
Floating above the snowy pines of Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve 😍
The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve looks stunning in the winter ❄️🌲😍 #PureMichigan
The frosted pines of Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve ❄️🌲😍
Don't forget our annual fall color hike is this Saturday at 10am at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve. Hope to see you there!
Just needs a few benches placed strategically.
Has anyone been out recently, are the trails walkable, with kids...lol

Hiking, Biking, Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing, Equestrian

Operating as usual

12/02/2021

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

If you all could take the time to fill out this brief survey, it would help the Parks & Recreation Department have a better understanding of what recommendations community members, for both Otsego County and Elmira Township, may have for the parks and recreational facilities in our county. These recommendations would be specific for our 5-year Recreation Plan we are currently working on. The link to the survey, along with more information regarding the 5-year Recreation Plan, are below. Thank you in advance!

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/OtsegoCountyRecreation...

Thank you,
Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department

11/05/2021

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

As some of you may have noticed, The Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department has made some changes to our three (3) pages we have. We are looking to use our pages more often and more efficiently to keep everyone up to date on important announcements and updates regarding our facilities and events. The names of each of our three pages are as follows:

'Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department'
'Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve'
'Community Playgroup'

The page which was originally titled 'Otsego Lake County Park' is now been switched over to our general page, with the new title of 'Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department'. All updates, scheduling information, event announcements, questions/concerns you may have, and for all other information regarding the Otsego Lake County Campground, Otsego County Community Center, Community Dog Park, Libke Sports Fields, Wah Wah Soo Public Beach, and Irontone Springs Roadside Park, will be posted to the 'Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department' page.

All updates, scheduling information, event announcements, questions/concerns, and for all other information regarding the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve, will be posted to the 'Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve' page.

All updates, scheduling information, event announcements, questions/concerns, and for all other information regarding the Community Playgroup Program (which takes place every Tuesday and Friday from 9:30 am - 11:30 am), will be posted to the 'Community Playgroup' page.

We encourage everyone to follow all three of our pages to make sure you are staying up to date on all things regarding the Otsego County Parks & Recreation. If you have any questions, concerns, or recommendations please give us a call at 1 (989) 732-6521.

Thank you,
Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Recreation | Otsego County, MI 11/04/2021

Parks & Recreation | Otsego County, MI

***ANNOUNCEMENT***

The Otsego County Parks and Recreation Department has a NEW WEBSITE. For all CAMPING RESERVATIONS for the Otsego Lake County Park (Campground) and for all other questions, concerns, and information regarding the Otsego Lake County Park (Campground), Otsego County Community Center, Community Dog Park, Wah Wah Soo Public Beach, Libke Sports Fields, Irontone Springs Roadside Park, and the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve, visit us online on the new website at:

https://otsegocountymi.gov/207/Parks-Recreation

Thank you,
Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department

Parks & Recreation | Otsego County, MI Discover information about the Parks and Recreation Department events, classes, facilities, and more.

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve updated their business hours. 11/01/2021

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve updated their business hours.

***SCHEDULING UPDATE***

The following are the winter hours of operation for the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (989) 705-2181 or (989) 732-6521.

Monday:
CLOSED

Tuesday:
CLOSED

Wednesday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thursday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Friday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Saturday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Sunday:
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thank you,
Otsego County Parks & Recreation Department

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve updated their business hours.

10/11/2021
05/28/2021

Starting Tuesday June 1st - Labor Day the hours are
Sunday and Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday - Saturday 10:00am-8:00pm

05/28/2021

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserved will be closed on Monday May 31st.

02/10/2021

The nature preserve will be closed on Monday February 15th for the holiday. The preserve will reopen on Thursday February 18th.

01/14/2021

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve - FPV Drone

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10/12/2020

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09/17/2020

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve

Hi Everyone, please see below the hours of operation here at the preserve. It's a beautiful fall day to enjoy a nice hike, bike ride, or even a horseback ride right here at the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve.

UPDATED HOURS OF OPERATION........
Starting July 6th - Sundays and Mondays will me 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday will be 10am-8pm. From Labor Day -Memorial Day 2021 the hours will be as follows......Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

Please continue to help spread the word about the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve........a HIDDEN GEM right here in Otsego County!

09/02/2020

*EXCITING NEWS*
The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve will be opening back up on 9/4/2020. We truly appreciate your patience and we look forward to seeing you all soon.

07/20/2020

Good Morning,

We want to inform everyone that the Preserve will be closed until further notice. We currently have over 100 trees that have fallen on the property. The majority of those trees are either blocking the trails or are a safety hazard to those walking the trails at the Preserve. We appreciate your understanding and we look forward to seeing you all again very soon.

Staff

06/26/2020

UPDATED HOURS OF OPERATION........
Starting July 6th - Sundays and Mondays will me 10am-6pm, Tuesday-Saturday will be 10am-8pm. From Labor Day -Memorial Day 2021 the hours will be as follows......Monday 10am-6pm, Tuesday and Wednesday CLOSED, Thursday-Sunday 10am-6pm.

Please continue to help spread the word about the Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve........a HIDDEN GEM right here in Otsego County!

06/05/2020

June 5, 2020
In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer lifting the "stay home, stay safe" executive order. the Otsego County Parks and Recreation Commission has updated its opening dates as follows:
-All county parks will be open to the public on May 8, This applies to all Otsego County Park: Otsego Lake County Park, Irontone Springs, Wah-Wah-Soo, Pontresina (Dog) Park, and the Groen Nature Preserve.
The boat launch at the Otsego Lake County Park will be fully operational, with the dock installed, by May 14 (weather permitting).
THE OTSEGO COUNTY CAMPGROUND WILL BE OPEN FOR OVERNIGHT CAMPING BEGINNING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 10TH. Our reservation system will be accepting reservations beginning at 4:00p.m. today (Friday, June 5th).
Event notifications:
The County Park Fly-In Event scheduled for June 12-14 has been canceled.
In partnership with the Otsego Lake Association, the Otsego Lake Fourth of July Fireworks are a "go" and remain scheduled for Friday July 3.
Please continue to practice effective social distancing and other measures to keep you, your family, and the community safe.
Go out only if you're feeling healthy.
Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors.
Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Or use hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
This information is being evaluated continuously and is subject to change.
Thank you, Otsego County Parks and Recreation and the Otsego County Board of Commissioners.

05/27/2020

May 26, 2020
In response to Governor Gretchen Whitmer's "stay home, stay safe" executive order being extended through June 12, the Otsego County Parks and Recreation Department has updated its opening dates as follows:
-All county parks will be open to the public on May 8. This applies to all Otsego County Parks: Otsego Lake County Park, Irontone Springs, Wah-Wah-Soo, Pontresina (Dog) Park and the Groen Nature Preserve.
-The boat launch at the Otsego Lake County Park will be fully operational, with the dock installed by, by May 14 (weather permitting).
-The Otsego County Campground is now allowed to be opened during the Governor's "stay home, stay safe" order. Since the order has been extended through June 12th, we must push back the opening of the campground to June 13th. All reservations prior to that date will be canceled. Reservation holders will receive an email once cancellations are processed, and refunds will be applied to the original payment method. No cancellation or modification fees will be charged. For questions, please call 989-732-6521.
Event notifications:
-The County Park Fly-In Event scheduled for June 12-14 has been canceled.
- At this time, the Fourth of July Fireworks have not been canceled and remain scheduled for Friday July 3.
Please continue to practice effective social distancing and other safety measures to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and to keep you, your family, and the community safe.
-Go out only if you're feeling healthy
-Stay at least 6 feet away from others when in a public setting, including the outdoors.
-Wash hands often with soap and warm water for 20 seconds. Or use hand santitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
This information is being evaluated continuously and is subject to change.
Thank you, Otsego County Parks and Recreation and the Otsego County Board of Commissioners.

05/18/2020

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve will be closed on Memorial Day.

04/17/2020

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve's cover photo

04/08/2020

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve will be closed for the month of April.

03/25/2020

The Community Center is closed until further notice. All scheduled events have been cancelled. If you have any questions please call (989) 732-6521. The nature preserve remains open.

03/04/2020

New hours effective Monday May 25th 2020.
Memorial Day - Labor Day Sunday thru Saturday 10:00am - 8:00pm.
Rest of the year: Monday 10:00am-6:00pm. Closed Tuesday & Wednesday. Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-6:00pm.

12/02/2019

Johannesburg Lake

11/03/2019

The preserve will be closed November 15th - November 30th.

08/26/2019

After Labor Day, the hours will be as follows:
Monday 10:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday - Closed
Thursday - Sunday 10:00am - 6:00pm

08/19/2019

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preseve will be closed on Labor Day Monday September 2nd.

07/01/2019

The nature preserve is closed Thursday July 4th

05/17/2019

The Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve will be closed on Monday May 27th.

04/30/2019

Louis M. Groen Nature Preserve's cover photo

04/11/2019

The Groen Nature Preserve will be closed on the following holidays:
Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Labor Day and Easter Sunday. The preserve is also closed November 15th-November 30th.

04/11/2019

The Groen Nature Preserve will be closed on Easter Sunday April 21st

Location

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2043 Gingell Rd
Johannesburg, MI
49751

Opening Hours

Wednesday 10am - 6pm
Thursday 10am - 6pm
Friday 10am - 6pm
Saturday 10am - 6pm
Sunday 10am - 6pm

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