Tour the Ozarks with DeGraaf Nature Center

Join a naturalist from the DeGraaf Nature Center for a week-long exploration of the Ozark Mountains in Northern Arkansas. The Ozark Mountain Region offers over 1,500 miles of hiking opportunities in the "Natural State.' While on the trails hikers will look for the wildlife that makes the Ozarks home, including wild turkey, deer, lizards, bald eagles and elk. Some trails lead to vistas, while others gou to caves, natural bridges and other geologic features. Hikers will tour these caverns to see rock formations as old as time deep beneath the Ozarks.
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Participants will get a chance to experience the Buffalo River that flows for over 150 miles through northern Arkansas, if water levels allow. The river offers paddle trips for all interests and experience levels. Other activities during the tour may include horseback riding, snorkeling or scuba diving, pontoon lake exploration, Ozarks history and culture, and scenic driving tours.

Transportation will be provided throughout the tour by van. Participants will depart from the nature center on Sunday, October 30, and return Friday, November 4.

The cost for this trip is $769 for Friends of DeGraaf and $794 for non-members which includes a membership. This fee includes all transportation, lodging, some activities and a naturalist guide. Not included in the fee are meals, additional activities, souvenirs, and so forth. A deposit of $200 per person is required to reserve a place on this tour. There will be a pre-trip meeting on Thursday, September 22 at 7 p.m.

For more information and to register, call 616-355-1057 or e-mail degraafnaturecenter@cityofhollan...


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