Comden-Towle Model Forest

The Comden-Towle Model Forest was established as an outdoor laboratory where people can enjoy a picnic or hike over two miles of trails. 

This diverse forest includes mature stands of hardwood and pine, along with wetlands, ponds, and native grass prairie. Come visit in the spring and summer to see a diverse display of native wildflowers. 

Comden-Towle Model Forest
Comden-Towle Model Forest

The Model Forest's Pavilion
The Model Forest's Pavilion

Roof Replacement Fall 2019
Roof Replacement Fall 2019

Comden-Towle Model Forest
Comden-Towle Model Forest

  • Campfires

  • Day Hikes

  • Field Trips

  • Geocaching 

  • Lantern Walks

  • Picnics

  • Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

  • Workshops & Other Events 

Forest Rules
  • Stay on the trails

  • No off-road vehicles

  • No littering

  • Keep campfires in the fire pit

  • Make sure campfire is out when you leave 

The Michigan Agriculture Environmental Assurance Program (MAEAP) is a proactive and voluntary program designed to help landowners evaluate environmental risks. This specific system, Forest, Wetland, and Habitat (FWH), is one of four categories of recognition designed to prevent contamination of groundwater and surface water resources and maintains your forest, wetlands, and/or habitat.



  Montcalm Conservation District is leading the way in Montcalm County for Forest, Wetland, and Habitat MAEAP reverification!

Pictured, left to right: Karen McDaniel, Amber Snow, Max Schrimpf, and Mike MacEachron


From Greenville: Take M-91 north to Kendaville Rd. then head east for four miles and south for one mile.

From Stanton: Take M-66 north 4.5 miles to Coral Rd. and then head west for five miles.

The Comden-Towle Model Forest is adjacent to the Michigan State University Research Farm.