Winter StoryWalks

StoryWalks are now available throughout the county! Pages from a featured book will be posted along a path for your family to read together. Stories are available during park hours. Registration not required;  For more information: miOttawa.org/ocpevents. Click on...

Icebound: The Ordeal of the SS Michigan

The SS Michigan, an iron-hulled steamship, was built in Detroit for the Goodrich Transportation Company in 1881. It sailed briefly for Goodrich before the Detroit, Grand Haven, and Milwaukee Transportation Company purchased the steamer and moved it to Grand Haven as...

Pollution Solution Outreach Program

Pollution Solutions is a program designed by the Macatawa Area Coordinating Council to inspire action through access to quality science.  A virtual series focused on plastic pollution and the Great Lakes will be offered free to the public in 2022. Each session will...

North Ottawa Dunes/Ottawa Sands Closed November 19-November 22, 2021

Park Closure Information Please note that North Ottawa Dunes & Ottawa Sands will be CLOSED for an annual wildlife management hunt on Friday, November 19 through Monday, November 22, 2021. Access is by permission only; those in the parks without permission will be...

Making Parks Accessible

Historically, trail construction has been based primarily on the mindset of conservation – in other words, how can we create trails using a process that leaves as small an impact? This is an extremely important perspective, but as nature becomes less a part of our...

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