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    The Forest Hill Nature Area located in between Gratiot County and Isabella Counties in Michigan and is managed by Gratiot-Isabella RESD to be used for outdoor environmental education by students and community throughout Central Michigan. This nature area was converted to agricultural farmland in 1856 but is slowly being transformed back to a more natural setting to give students and community the chance to explore Michigan's natural beauty and rediscover our native resources.  Forest Hill Nature Area has walking trails through 90 acres of gently rolling hills, open fields, wetlands, willow thickets and woodlots.  The trails are open to the public from dawn to dusk for hiking, exploring and geocaching!  School groups can visit and explore over 25 different activities led by Nature Guides in order to connect and inspire students to appreciate the outdoors and encourage environmental responsibility.  Come visit today and see what is in your backyard! 
    Saturdays in September & October - Join Mike Bishop, Forest Hill Nature Area orinthologist (professional bird nerd), for a weekly bird finding walk!  We will meet every Saturday at 8:00 a.m.  Mike will lead the quest to seek out the birds that call Forest Hill Nature Area home or that use this sight as a rest stop on their annual travels north or south.  Birders of all experience levels are encouraged to attend.  Families are welcome!  Bring binoculars or feel free to borrow a pair from the Nature Area.  We look forward to walking with you.  This event is free and open to the public. 
    For more information email ekemler@giresd.net or call 989-763-5810. 
Last Modified on October 15, 2021