Hawk Woods Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Rd.
Whether you're visiting Hawk Woods Nature Center or having Hawk Woods come to you, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of hands-on activities to expand your students knowledge and appreciation of the outdooors. Registration is quick and easy!
Hawk Woods is looking for volunteers. If interested in how to become an official volunteer please give us a call at (248) 370-9353.
We need assistance with animal care, school and classroom visits, trail inspections along with greeting visitors at the nature center.
Hawk Woods offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreational activities. This unique facility offers groomed nature trails, a marsh boardwalk, a heated restroom/shower facility open year-round, a covered picnic shelter that can be reserved in season, a two-story Log Cabin Lodge with five overnight camping cabins, all complimented by 80 acres of beautiful woods, meadows and marsh.
The Lodge is a two-story log cabin which can be rented for meetings and/or activities on an hourly basis all year long. This unique facility, located in what seems like the middle of the woods up-north, is an ideal place for off-site business meetings, birthday parties, and family get-togethers. For an affordable and unique alternative for your next outing, consider the Dale E. Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge. Call the Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353 or visit our website for rental details and give it a try.
Camping at Hawk Woods
We have six log cabins available for rental for your family or group. Overnight camping with outdoor hikes and bonfires close to home at reasonable rates are yours for the asking. Call Parks & Recreation for more information at 248-370-9353.
Cabin fees: $30/$40 per night, residents/non-residents – cabins sleep 6. NEW FOR 2015, our newest cabin sleeps 10! The rates for this cabin, #5, is $50/$70 per night, residents/non-residents. $50 deposit required at time of reservation.
Lodge fees: $15 per hour resident/$20 per hour non-resident. Two hour minimum. See Map!
Pre-registration is required for all programs.
National Environmental Education Week, April 19 - 25
Spring at Hawk Woods, take a walk along the trails, the woods could be alive with Trout Lilly, Blood Root, and Jack-in-Pulpit. Stop by the pond to catch the Great Blue Herron’s arrival. Keep a watch out for our Eastern Blue Birds return to our nesting boxes. Earth Day, it all began in 1970. In those days everyone was excited and willing to lend a helping hand. Take some of that care for the Earth and spend time outdoors, plan a picnic, take a hike or plant a tree.
Nature Programs Brought to Your School
This spring, Mr. Mike will bring nature to your classroom. Each program takes about 45 minutes with a cost of $25 or 40 pound bag black oil sunflower birdseed donation per class for materials. Call (248)370-9353 for more information or to receive a brochure.
Teach your children where the food they eat comes from! Share the experience of learning how to grow a garden and watch your kids get excited to eat what they have grown. Each family receives a planting kit with several seeds to select. Uncle Joe and Aunt Jeanine will be there to share their secrets of gardening with your family.
Location: Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date: Saturday, 4/25/15
Time: 1:00PM – 3:00PM #214009
Fee: $5 Resident Family / $7 Non-Resident Family
Register By: April 18
Go Birding Geocaching
Bring your family as we set up caches along the trails at Hawk Woods for your discovery, with a focus on bird habitats. We will provide guided instructions for your search, at each of the eight sites, you must solve a riddle in order to find your next clue. This is a national program designed by Environment for the Americas. We have a limited number of GPS devices available for use on a first come, first serve basis. Please bring your own GPS device if you have one.
Location: Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date: Saturday, 5/9/15
Time: Drop in anytime between 7:00AM – 3:00PM #214011
Fee: Donation of black of sunflower seed
Register by: May 4
Enjoy our annual Father-Son Campout for a special, memory-filled time together. This program has proven to be one of our most popular, as dads and sons spend time with each other and with Mr. Mike hiking while doing outdoor nature activities. Camping in log cabins together with others into the night as the stars and sounds of the forest fill the air, while spending time around the campfire all make for a great weekend. Register today because this campout fills up fast!
Location: Hawk Woods Campground
Day/Date: Saturday, 6/6/15 – 6/7/15
Time: 3:00PM - 9:00AM #234470
Fee: $15 Resident / $20 Non-Resident
Register by: May 23
Hawk Woods Camping & Lodge
We have 5 cabins that sleep 6, one cabin that sleeps 10 and a log cabin Lodge available for rental for your family or group. Overnight camping with outdoor hikes and bonfires close to home at reasonable rates are yours for the asking. Call Parks & Recreation for more information at 248-370-9353.
Hawk Woods Lodge
The two-story log cabin Lodge at the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center isavailable to rent and enjoy year-round. This unique facility, located in what seems like the middle of the woods up-north, is an ideal place for off-site business meetings, birthday parties, and family get-togethers – and it’s now available all year long! Call the Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353 or visit our website for rental details and give it a try.
Great American Campout June 27th!
On Saturday, June 27, 2015, thousands of people across the nation will gather in their backyards, neighborhoods, communities and parks to take part in an annual event that provides a fun-filled evening for all generations to get outside and connect with nature. This is a national effort promoted by the National Wildlife Federation. Send us your best “selfie” from this evening by July 1st and win a future overnight stay at the Hawk Woods Campground.