The Whiting Forest is 54 acres of native Michigan forest, meadow, and wetland.
The 2-acre Whiting Orchard reflects Herbert H. Dow's hobby of growing apples.
Macauley (Mike) Whiting Jr., president of The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation, reflects that as a boy he spent a great deal of time exploring the woods around his house where Whiting Forest now stands.
The project centerpiece is a 1400-foot canopy walk (the longest in the nation), reaching four stories high.
August 30, 2017 - Exterior stone installation begins on the pump house.
August 7, 2017 - The Pond Arm nears completion.
July 7, 2017 - Brazilian Ipe decking is added to "the knot" where the three arms of the canopy walk meet.
July 8, 2017 - The Canopy Walk is reinforced where an expanse of cargo net suspends visitors 35 feet above the forest floor.
June 14, 2017 - The view from the Pond Arm.
June 8, 2017 - Hardscape is added to The Forest Classroom.