Hawk Woods Nature Center

E. Dale Fisk 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!


Click here for brochure for classroom visits & field trip information
Click here   for classroom and overnight camping registration form 

Volunteer Program
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 five 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.  $50 deposit required at time of reservation. 

Lodge fees:  $15 per hour resident/$20 per hour non-resident.  Two hour minimum. See Map!


Spring Programs 2014
 Pre-registration is required for all programs.


Hawk Woods Nature Center open to the public
Hawk Woods Nature Center provides exhibits and year-round educational programs conducted by park naturalist, Mike Mansour. Stop by the Nature Center on Saturdays, 10AM-12PM during the months of April-May to learn about current happenings in our neighborhoods and see the exhibits we have to offer. 
Nature Programs Brought to Your School
Thisspring, “Mr. Mike” will bring nature to your classroom.  Each program takes about 45 minutes with a cost of $25 or black oil sunflower seed donation per class for materials.  Call (248)-370-9353 for more information or email Mr. Mike atmmansour@auburnhills.org
Geocaching for Families and Scouts                         
Come spend the day exploring Geocaching at Hawk Woods Nature Center.  Three leading “cachers”, Wanda Norman, Mike Boensch, and Ray Roney will be leading you for an introduction to Geocaching. This event will include requirements for Boy Scout Merit Badge and just for family fun. Bring your own GPS or borrow one of our 16 new ones. Bring a lunch and be prepared to walk in the woods – no open toe shoes or flip flops, please.
Schedule:      Saturday,May 17, 8AM- 3PM (214007)
Fee:                $5/resident, $10/non-resident 
Register:        By May 12
Earth Week
This will be the 44th Anniversary of Earth Day, Tuesday, April 22nd. You are invited to come out to Hawk Woods any time and especially during the special week. Many spring flowers will most likely be showering our forest floors with their beauty. Eastern Blue Birds will be seeking nesting spots along with dozens of other returning birds.  Mr. Mansour is available for special programs by appointment.
Father-Son Campout
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 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 these spots fill fast.
Schedule:      Saturday, June 14-15, Check-in 3PM
Check-out Sunday morning 9AM
Fee:                $15 per person resident / $25 – per person non-resident
Register:        By June 1(234470)
Camping at Hawk Woods
We have 5 new log cabins that sleep 6 and one log cabin 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_Fieldtrip &Camping_Registration_form.pdf  
2013 Park Rental Rates