Free admission and open to all little kids and their families!

What’s a “fluffernutter”? Why, it’s a sticky sandwich made from bread, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff . . . of course! You and your little ones can burn some calories out on the trails, then enjoy a tasty treat on us. TJ Wilkinson (steadfast SWMLC supporter, volunteer, and father to two young daughters) and Julie Collard of the Kalamazoo area chapter of Little Adventurers’ Club will lead the group on an age-appropriate hike to Spirit Spring’s pond to look for turtles and pretty autumn leaves. Don’t forget to bring something to drink to wash down those fluffernutters!

NOTE: Spirit Springs Sanctuary is part of the Annual Three Rivers Area Fall Color Tour, going on from 12 – 5 pm on the same day.

WHEN: Sunday, October 8, 3:30 pm.

WHERE: Spirit Springs Sanctuary, Marcellus Twp., Cass Co.

DIRECTIONS: From Kalamazoo area: Travel south on US-131 to Marcellus Road (M-216). Turn right (west) onto Marcellus Road, drive 4.3 miles to the intersection of Bent Road (large green sign). Turn left (south) onto Bent Road and drive 3.1 miles to the intersection with Dutch Settlement Road. Turn right (west) onto Dutch Settlement Road; the preserve parking lot is 1.8 miles ahead on the north (right) side, just after the road surface changes color at the county line.

RSVP: Even though this is a free event, RSVPs are always nice and it’s helpful for us to know that you’re coming. Please call our office (269-324-1600) or email Miko at