are allowed to walk the trails without a guide, we recommend
that first-time visitors receive a tour before venturing out
on their own. Currently, tours at Sunny Fields are conducted
at no charge. We do, however, encourage donations to help
defray our costs in keeping the center open and available to
the public. Donations are tax-deductible. Our season runs
from April 1 - October 31.
available by appointment only, and we welcome your phone
calls at 810-387-2765. Typical tour hours are 10am and 2pm
on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday; however, other times and
days can be arranged, and tours can also be tailored for
particular interests. Tours generally last 1 1/2 hours.
Directions to the site are provided when the appointment is
made, or you can activate the Google Map by clicking on this
interactive map link and typing your address in
the Starting Address box, then clicking on
to display a map showing your suggested route.
approximately 25 acres of the property are available to the
public. Sunny Fields is never the same twice. It is
ever-changing throughout the year, and so every tour is a
To qualify for a tour, we prefer that you form a group
of 6-30 people. Tours for individuals are also possible -
contact us for details. For all tours, consideration is
based on the availability of the tour guide and the nature
of the requesting party. We encourage professionals in the
horticulture, forestry, conservation, and ecology fields to
visit us, as well as scouting organizations, garden clubs,
schools, etc. Visitors under 18 must be accompanied by a
Free parking is available on the property. Directions to
the parking lot are also provided at the time of your
appointment. The parking lot is located at 5444 Welch Rd.,
Emmett, MI 48022 (not a mailing address).
Around the Park
the nature of the property and its trail system, wheelchairs
and strollers are not recommended; however, "pull-wagons"
are allowed (motorized vehicles and bicycles are not
allowed). Comfortable attire, and especially sensible shoes,
are strongly encouraged. The trails are of natural
materials, and mostly consist of mowed grass. There are no
paved trails, and presently benches are very limited in
number. You can also bring your own chairs.
If necessary, and
with prior arrangements, we can often provide the service of
our golf cart. Up to three passengers can ride on the golf
cart, in addition to the guide.
An area is available with a picnic table and several
chairs. There is also a restroom facility. Trail maps are
Weather, especially rain and thunderstorms, can
sometimes necessitate the rescheduling of a tour. We
recommend that you call ahead on the day of your tour if the
weather is questionable. For your safety, sudden lightning
storms typically signal an abrupt end to all tours.
Take only photos...Leave only footprints...
Leave no litter.
Remain on the trails.
Do not move or damage any labels, signage, or park
Keep out of all water features. Do not add anything to
No alcoholic beverages.
No non-prescription drugs.
No firearms, weapons, hunting, fishing, or trapping.
No fires without authorization; restricted to
Keep out of private, posted, and restricted areas.
No loud amplified entertainment devices; tranquility
Do not feed, disturb, injure, or remove any plants or
Do not damage animal or plant habitats.
Do not pick flowers or harvest fruit without park
Do not disturb park features, including soil, stones,
No running, shouting, or active competitive sports.
No tree, fence, or structure climbing.
No overnight use of the park.
Report any problems or concerns to park authorities at
Visitors under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible adult.
Enjoy and take care of the park. Leave it nice for
others to enjoy.