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Michigan's Parks

Michigan DNR Check out this site for more things to do at the Waterloo Recreation Area and at Michigan's other great parks.Toad stool under pine tree

Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center Click here to visit the MDNR's Discovery Center site

Waterloo Recreation Area - Visit the MDNR's Waterloo site to find campgrounds, cabins, trails and more.

MDNR Volunteer Opportunities  Join the MDNR and other outdoor enthusiasts in some great volunteer activities. Whether you are looking to contribute only a few hours or to become a core volunteer, a large variety of important volunteer opportunities are available in the Waterloo Recreation Area and other Southeastern Michigan state recreation areas.

Gorp Tons of info on parks all over the world, including those in Michigan.

Other Things of Interest

Horse N' Around Stables at Waterloo View the beautiful Waterloo Recreation Area from horseback. Horses and trail rides available for a fee at:

12891 Trist Rd
Grass Lake, MI 49240

Waterloo Area Historical Society Featuring a look at the early pioneers in Waterloo and the Waterloo Farm Museum

BioKids - University of Michigan's Kids Inquiry of Diverse Species has information geared toward kids about many common animals found in Michigan

Animal Diversity Web (ADW) is an online database of animal natural history, distribution, classification, and conservation biology at the University of Michigan

Program Presenters

This list is not yet complete:
Organization for Bat Conservation These folks gave the program at our annual member's potluck 3 years ago!

I Want Animal Magic
Many of you will remember Mark Rosenthal who did a very entertaining program combining live animals with magic. Take a look at his website to book him for your own program, or find out how your donations can help them keep rescuing their wonderful animals.

Critter Quest
Peter Schriemer is the creator, writer and host of Beyond Your Doorstep for the Smithsonian Channel HD. Check out the website for video clips from the program, as well as for creative ideas for discovering nature in your own backyard.

Directions for finding us

Pileated woodpecker: This shy crow sized woodpecker has a flashy display of contrasting black and white as it is flying. In General:

Waterloo State Recreation Area is located
between Ann Arbor and Jackson, Michigan.

Click on the map icon below to view detailed map and directions:
(Please note map still says "Geology Center." It should read "Discovery Center.")

For more detailed maps click on the following links to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources' website

Discovery Center hiking trails (pdf)

Waterloo-Pinckney trail (pdf)

The WNHA board members for 2015 are:


WNHA board meeting Schedule 2015

6:00 PM at the Eddy Discovery Center