Visit Pierce Cedar Creek Institute
There is no admission fee to use the trails or the Visitor Center. Fees may apply to programs and special events. Visitors can also enjoy a complimentary art exhibit in the Visitor Center. Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic, the Visitor Center is currently closed. Restrooms are open on the South Side of the Visitor Center Daily from Dawn to Dusk.
Hours and Admissions
Open Monday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm
Restrooms on the South Side of the Visitor Center Open Daily from Dawn to Dusk
Hiking trails are open daily, dawn to dusk.
Snowshoe Rental: Members FREE | Non-Members $5
Download Trail Guide
Interactive Map of Institute Property
Because of the Coronavirus pandemic, indoor gatherings cannot exceed 10 people. Bring your group to experience everything that our enviornmental center has to offer! Whether you are looking to schedule a presentation, have a guided nature hike, or meet for a delicious meal, our friendly staff will work with you to arrange an excitng visit! For more information, please contact Tracy Noorman at (269) 721-4291.
Food service is not available on a daily basis. An on-site catering department is available for Institute functions, facility rentals and group visits. Visitors may bring their own picnic lunches, which may be enjoyed between the Education Building and the Visitor Center or on the veranda by the Visitor Center dining room. Institute staff members are happy to recommend nearby restaurants, as well.
*Rules and Regulations for Trail Users
• No hunting, fishing, trapping, or collecting of plants and mushrooms, except for authorized research or management purposes.
• Do not release wildlife or domesticated animals on the property.
• No littering or dumping.
• Keep all pets on a leash. Pets are not allowed in the buildings. As a courtesy to other participants please do not bring pets with you to programs, including hikes. Clean up all pet waste on trails.
• Respect the rights of adjacent property owners.
• Stay on trails and do not interfere with research projects and equipment. Off-trail hiking may be permissible with written staff consent.
• No bikes, ORVs, or horses on trails.
• No personal or motorized watercrafts on Brewster Lake or Cedar Creek. Recreational swimming is prohibited.
• Smoking, drinking alcoholic beverages, and possession of illegal drugs on the property is strictly prohibited.
• Possession and/or discharge of firearms, weapons, fireworks, and/or explosives are prohibited with the exception of bows and guns used strictly (with written consent) for deer and turkey management programs.
• Camping and campfires are prohibited. Campfires in the designated fire pits adjacent to housing units are allowed with staff permission.