Sunday, December 8, 2019 - 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Free admission and open to all!

Migration, hibernation, adaptation . . . how do animals handle winter? Look for seasonal signs along the trail, then come inside the Chipman House to warm up and make an animal-themed craft. Julie Collard of the Kalamazoo area chapter of Little Adventurers’ Club will be on hand to help kids learn about some of the ingenious ways that animals deal with cold and snow.

Even though this is a free event, it’s helpful for us to know how many people will be there. Please let us know that you are coming by filling out the registration form on our website (, by emailing us at conserveland-at-swmlc-dot-org, or by calling our office at 269-324-1600. Thank you!

– There are no restrooms on the trails at Chipman Preserve.
– Kids of all ages are welcome!
– Please dress for the weather and bring your own drinks and snacks.
– Dogs are welcome but must be well-behaved, kept on a 6-foot leash at all times, and their waste removed from the preserve.


Chipman Preserve
8000 block of East Main St., Galesburg, MI 49053

Chipman Preserve is in the 8000 block of East Main St., three miles east of Sprinkle Rd. between 30th and 33rd Streets in Comstock Township (Galesburg). The preserve entrance is on the north side of the street.

If your family is participating in Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s HOP! program, attending this event would be a great way to earn your Chipman medallion!
Never heard of HOP!, Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy’s hiking program that encourages kids and families to get healthy while exploring nature? Find out how to sign up your tadpoles here:


Chipman House and Preserve
8395 E Main St
Galesburg, MI 49053


Cost: free, registration appreciated
Event Website: Click to Visit
Organizer: Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Organization: Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy
Organizer Phone: 269-324-1600
Organizer Email: Not Provided


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