Guided Walks & Other Events
Upcoming Hikes & Events
Hike It Baby! Teichner Preserve Tuesday December 1st at 10:00 am
Join Becky Hill, the Conservancy’s Natural Area and Preserves Manager, and her 6-month-old son Ira for our second “Hike it Baby” walk. Join us at the Teichner Preserve on Lime Lake to connect with other parents and enjoy a easy, flat walk in nature. We will walk a 1/4 mile trail (1/2 mile round trip) along a boardwalk through a beautiful wetland filled with cattails and tamarack trees to the waters of Lime Lake. Becky says, “This was one of my favorite places when Fen (her oldest son) was little and just beginning to walk.” We will hike at a pace fit for toddlers and little legs. Parents, partners, grandparents, nannies and friends are all welcome! We will meet at the trail head kiosk at by 10:00 AM on December 1st. Expect the hike to last about an hour or more. The parking area is about 1 mile south of M22 on Lime Lake Road. Parking is limited, so feel welcome to park along the road.
Winter Marl Spring at Hatlem Creek — Saturday December 19 at 10:00 am
docents Sharon Oriel, Joanne Gerben, and Lou Ricord to take a break from holiday preparations and explore a genuine Leelanau winter wonder. The bubbling marl spring at the Hatlem Creek Preserve is magical in the winter. Glen Lake is fed year around by Hatlem Creek and its springs and seeps. We will look for animal tracks and take the temperature of the spring. Dress for the weather. Stout boots are recommended. If we have snow, snow shoes could be fun. We will not be following a set trail so come prepared for adventure. Parking is along Plowman Rd.Join
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Early Winter at Clay Cliffs — Saturday, December 19 at 2:00 pm
Explore the winter wonderland of Clay Cliffs Natural Area with docent Janet Ward. What signs of nature will we find in the snow? How much ice will there be on Lake Michigan? Snowshoes and trekking poles are strongly advised for the climb to the bluff.