MCC Nature Trails laake view in fall 2018

Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails

 

The Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails are located on MCC’s Sidney campus. They are open to the public from dawn until dusk, 365 days a year. More than four miles of trails are marked with numbered trail posts, and maps are available at most major trail heads. There is no charge to visit these beautiful trails, which wind through forests, grasslands and wetlands. In addition, a disc golf course is open and free to use. Course maps and score sheets are available at the Recreation Desk in the Activities Building or at Hole No. 1, located between the tennis courts and College Drive. Discs are available to rent at MCC’s Recreation Desk.

 

The MCC Nature Trails Committee welcomes new members.  The committee meets four to six times per year and provides direction on upcoming projects.

 

Mission

The Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails provides educational and recreational opportunities for students and the community.

ActivitiesEnjoy the many educational and recreational activities available on the Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails.

Registration policyRegistration is typically not required for nature trails events. Pre-registration is required for some events to arrange for materials and supplies. To pre-register, email naturetrails@montcalm.edu.

Cancellation policyAll outdoor events are subject to cancellation due to poor weather conditions, including steady rain, thunderstorms, or extreme wind or temperature. Decisions will be made approximately two hours (or more) prior to an event and will be posted directly to the MCC Nature Trails Facebook page.

maps and trail informationLearn individual trail names and the corresponding trail marker colors and numbers to help you find your way.  A number of pre-planned hikes and a self-guided trail map(PDF) are also available for your convenience.

disc golf courseThe Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails Committee is currently creating and installing an 18-hole disc golf course at Montcalm Community College.  This course is  is located in the grassy habitat near Meadow Loop Trail and in the wooded habitat to the east of Witch Hazel Trail. 

bramble ramble 5k run/walkThe annual Bramble Ramble 5k run/walk and  Mike Seaman Memorial 10k run showcase the variety and beauty of Montcalm Community College’s Kenneth J. Lehman Nature Trails.

VOLUNTEERThe Kenneth Lehman Nature Trails are maintained entirely by volunteers, with the occasional help of the Montcalm Community College Maintenance Department.  Workdays are typically held in April and September.  Groups (scouts, youth groups, etc.) that would like to volunteer are encouraged to participate. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Heather Wesp at 989-328-1270 or email naturetrails@montcalm.edu for more information.

DONATEWhile time is the most valuable thing you can donate, we are happy to accept materials and supplies as well as monetary donations.  Your gift can benefit and impact the Lehman Trails in many ways.  Donations will go to the Montcalm Community College Foundation and are tax deductible. MCC Nature Trails values partnerships with local businesses. Contact Heather Wesp for more information and giving opportunities.

FUNDING SOURCESTrail activities, maps and brochures, and maintenance are funded by a combination of low cost events (like the Bramble Ramble 5k) and contributions from Montcalm Community College and the MCC Foundation.  In the past we have sold note cards and envelopes with pictures from the trails as well as dedication/memory benches.  If you would like to purchase note-cards or a bench, please contact Heather Wesp at 989-328-1270 or email naturetrails@montcalm.edu for more information.

" It's a recreational experience that provides acres of land to explore. It's perfect for families to use. "
Jeni Williams, of Sidney
CONTACT US
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Heather Wesp
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989-328-1270
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