Please join us in celebrating the unspoiled beauty of this new public preserve that the community has worked so hard to create!

It’s been a long time in the making and now . . . Portman Nature Preserve is opening to the public!

WHEN: Saturday, 1 – 4 pm
1 pm: Storybook Hike
2 pm: Acknowledgements and Ribbon-cutting Ceremony
3 pm: Guided Nature Hike
Self-guided hikes and family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon!

WHERE: Portman Nature Preserve, Almena and Antwerp Twps., Van Buren Co.

• From I-94, take the Mattawan Exit (# 66) and head north (right) from the traffic circle onto Main Street. Head north for 1 mile to reach Red Arrow Highway, then turn left (west).
• Go west for 1.5 miles, then turn right (north) onto 27th Street (look for Owsiany Farm Stand on the corner).
• Continue traveling north for 0.75 mile, then turn left (west) onto 49th Avenue.
• Go about 0.75 mile to the preserve entrance on the right/north side of the road (just west of the old white farm house at #28534).

Area map

Hope to see you there!