The Maple Grove pavilion is the covered picnic area in our sugar maple grove. This pavilion features optional mosquito netting sides that you can request to have lowered or raised for your rental. The Maple Grove pavilion is a short walk from the visitor center along our paved trails. There are no restroom facilities at this location.

Renters are not permitted to use the fire pit in the maple grove.

Capacity: 30 under the pavilion; uncovered space is available adjacent to the pavilion to accommodate larger groups.

Rate: $75 per day

Note: This rate applies from 10am-4pm weekdays and 12pm-4pm on weekends when the visitor center is open. For rentals after hours, the lower level meeting space must also be rented.

For questions, to book a rental, or to discuss areas of the property best-suited to different purposes, please contact us directly at 517-483-4224 or email us at

Rental Policies

All renters must sign a rental agreement.

50% of the total rental fee is due at the time of registration, with the remaining balance due 2 weeks prior to the date of the rental.

At the time of booking, renters must provide credit card information or $100 check to be held on file as a security deposit in case of damages to the facility.

Renters shall have access to the space 30 minutes prior to the start time of their rental for set-up, and 30 minutes following their rental for clean-up.

Any decorations must be removed by the renter.

For a copy of the rental agreement click here: Fenner Nature Center Rental Agreement