Arboretum, Botanical Garden, General, History, Historic House, Nature Centers, Park
Busy as life can be, sometimes you just need to get away, right away. Welcome to the Genesee County Parks, Michigan's largest county park system. With more than 11,000 acres of woods, rivers, lakes, trails, beaches and campgrounds, getting away in the great outdoors is as close as one of the 21 Genesee Parks. When your routine starts to feel a little too routine, slip away to Mid-Michigan's favorite outdoor playground. It's just around the corner. At your Genesee County Parks.
Esperance, New York
The Landis Arboretum may well be the northern Catskill’s best-kept secret. With centuries of history and the riveting beauty inherent in the Arboretum’s world-class, global collections, generations of extraordinary plantings continue to impart their secrets to its visitors.
Aquarium, Arboretum, Children's, Zoo
Over 1,500 mammals, birds, reptiles, invertebrates, fish and amphibians live in this lushly planted sub-tropical zoo and botanical garden. Emphasis is placed on creating a "survival center" for rare and endangered species. The multi-million dollar facility was built, stocked, staffed and then given to the citizens of South Texas in 1971 by the Earl C. Sams Foundation. Numerous awards have been bestowed on the Gladys Porter Zoo for the breeding of rare and difficult species.
The primary area consists of seven acres. Trees and Shrubs that are indigenous to West Michigan are featured, although other specimens have been included because of their special characteristics, color, and texture. The specimens number over 700, with 195 varieties represented. The pond area also includes a number of aquatic plants.