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Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

We have been out and about while the weather is still nice checking out nature centers and playgrounds in the area.  Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve has been on my to-do list for a while now.

Information about Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve is located in Rochester, Michigan.  The 16-acre preserve is located within walking distance of Rochester’s downtown area, just east of Main Street and south of Tienken.  Their address is 333 North Hill Circle. The site provides guests with miles of walking paths throughout the property and a Nature Center where various nature items can be viewed.

Admission to the Nature Center is free, however, most of the programming includes a fee.  Dinosaur Hill is most known for their educational programming they offer in the forms of classes and field trips.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve Outdoor Experience

This nature preserve is unique in that it lies in the flood plain of the Paint Creek.  The land consists of a variety of habitats which hosts a wide variety of mammals, birds, insects and plant life. Their proximity to the Paint Creek Trail provides a green corridor both for the movement of wildlife and for the enjoyment of nature enthusiasts.

Picnic tables are available for guests to enjoy lunch or a snack in a peaceful setting.

There is outdoor seating for classroom presentations.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Center

The nature center building looks expansive, however, the space allotted for guests is quite limited.  The space seems overfilled, cramped and unorganized.  Guests can see live animals, stuffed animals, fossils, artifacts, some toys, plants, a bee display, books, maps, rocks and more inside the building.

If you are headed out on an adventure on your own, I would recommend Troy Stage Nature Center, Red Oaks, or the newly remodeled Sterling Heights Nature Center over this facility.

Dinosaur Hill Nature Preserve
333 North Hill Circle, Rochester, Michigan 48307