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 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!
Winter Programs 2013/14
Pre-registration is required for all programs.
Nature Programs Brought to Your School
This winter, “Mr. Mike” will bring nature to your classroom. Each program takes about 45 minutes with a cost of $25 or birdseed donation per class for materials. Call (248)370-9353 for more information or email Mr. Mike at email@example.com
Evergreens in the Winter
Plan to spend time together with other pre-school instructors using Project Learning Tree’s Early Elementary activities. This national guide offers several hands-on explorations for both indoor and for outdoor adventures. Project Learning Tree Early Elementary guidebook will be available for purchase at workshop for $25.
Schedule: Saturday, Dec. 21, 9AM – 12PM (#134002)
Fee: Donation of a 40/50 lb bag Black Oil Sunflower Seeds
Register: At least one week prior to program
What do Bears Eat?
One of the most fascinating new programs to come along in sometime, Growing Up WILD, is capturing little one’s interest. Everyone is invited to bring their own stuffed Teddy Bear or other favorite stuffed animal. You can find out more about Growing Up Wild at www.growingupwild.org.
Schedule: Saturday, Jan. 18, 11AM – 12PM (#134003)
Register: By Jan. 11
Wild Game Dinner for the Family
Be our guests as volunteers from Safari Club International prepares a cookout
dinner for your family. Venison chili along with a variety of wild game and
Michigan’s winter squash along with ice cream and berry pies.
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 8, 5PM – 7PM (#134004)
Fee: $5 – resident per person $7-non-resident per person
Register: By Jan. 31
Pond Ice Investigations
We will hike out to the pond to investigating the ice thickness, water temps along with hunting for animal tracks. We will finish the day with some hot chocolate.
Schedule: Saturday, Feb. 22, 10AM – 12PM (#134005)
Fee: Donation of Birdseed
Register: By Feb. 17
Boy Scout Merit Badge Night
Mr. Mansour is prepared to mentor merit badges and Eagle Scout projects for many science and nature related topics, Forestry, Bird Study, Environmental Science, Reptiles, Insects, and others. Contact Mr. Mansour at: firstname.lastname@example.org to make arrangements.