Comden-Towle Model Forest

The Comden-Towle Model Forest is CLOSED to ALL HUNTING!

Model Forest Entry Sign
Model Forest Entry Sign

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Model Forest Rules
Model Forest Rules

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Model Forest's Cloer Pond
Model Forest's Cloer Pond

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Model Forest Entry Sign
Model Forest Entry Sign

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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. 

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 

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

Activities 
  • Campfires

  • Day Hikes

  • Field Trips

  • Geocaching 

  • Lantern Walks

  • Picnics

  • Snowshoeing & Cross Country Skiing

  • Workshops & Other Events 

 

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!

Directions

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.