Guided Walks & Other Events
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Upcoming Hikes & Events
Late Fall at Clay Cliffs — Saturday, October 29th 10:00 am
Join docents Peter Wolcott and Jane Gale for a hike around Clay Cliffs Natural Area. See remnant fall color through the hardwood forests and hike to a view of the clear blue water of a cooling Lake Michigan. Maybe experience a few early Lake Effect Showers. A glimpse of the resident Bald Eagle and perhaps some Snow Buntings in the meadow might be in store… who knows what we will find on this late fall hike!
Fall Color at Krumwiede Hike — Saturday, October 29th 1:00 pm
Why do leaves turn colors in the fall? Why do some trees drop their leaves and others hang on to them? Let’s find out!
Join docents Sharon Oriel and Lou Ricord at 1pm on October 29th as they take a brisk walk up and down the trail at the Krumwiede Forest Reserve. We’ll learn why Wheeler Road is known as Starvation Valley as we enjoy the fall colors and catch views of Good Harbor Bay and the farms on Bohemian Road.
The trail is wide but there is up and down terrain so sturdy footwear is in order, and maybe a walking stick too!
Hike at Swanson Preserve – Saturday, November 5th 1:00 pm
Please join docents Marsha Buehler and Beth Chiles for a walk through Swanson Preserve, one of the Leelanau Conservancy’s most ecologically diverse areas. A boardwalk spans the wetland through the cedar forest, over two cold groundwater streams where brook trout spawn, and ends at shores of Little Traverse Lake. If we are lucky, we may see signs of the playful otters who live along the shore.