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.

School Presentations
Mr. Mike will bring his collection of live animals to your classroom.  He has an assortment of living critters including a huge rat snake, turtles, giant cockroaches, brown tarantula, frogs, bearded dragons, and other fascinating creatures.  This is a 45 minute program designed to enhance student understanding of the comparison of animal species. We request a donation of a 40 pound bag of black oil sunflower birdseed. Call 248-370-9353 for more information or to receive a brochure.
Fieldtrips to Hawk Woods
Plan now to bring your class to Hawk Woods for a day of natural science explorations and
outdoor adventures.  School camping is also an option.  Nothing can have more of an impact
than outdoor instruction and guided adventures. Our Naturalist Mr. Mike has been teaching environmental outdoor education for the past 43 years and remains a vibrant teacher every day. Transportation is now available at: www.miplt.org
Camping at Hawk Woods
Now is the time to plan your camping outing at Hawk Woods.  We have six beautiful log cabins with bunks for 40 campers and a super lodge for gatherings.  Nothing can beat a peaceful walk in the woods or a time resting by the pond on an evening sunset.  Campfires late into the star lit night bring life long memories.  All of this awaits you and your family for a nominal charge.  Call Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353 for reservation information!

E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center
3799 Bald Mountain Rd.

Mother-Daughter Campout – Girls Only!
The Mother-Daughter Campout is one of our most popular events.  We now have six new log cabins for moms and their girls to gather for some special times together.  You may want to come with friends and other family members but this is an “All Girls” event.  The day starts off with a welcome and cabin set up.  We have planned several nature and craft activities for you to enjoy along with hiking and exploring the trails and other sites guided by our naturalist. Dinner will be a group effort with grilling and roasting along with free-time followed by a traditional campfire with s’mores.  Mr. Mike will be preparing a blueberry breakfast with fresh hot coffee for the earlier risers on Sunday morning.
Location:        Hawk Woods Campground
Day/Date:       Saturday/Sunday, 9/10/16 – 9/11/16
Time:              3:00PM - 9:00AM #314610
Fee:                $15.00 Resident / $20.00 Regular
Register by:   August 22

The Great Migration Challenge 
Pretend you are a happy bird living here in Michigan but instinct tells you it is time to "hit the road" and head for the sunshine, flowers, and zillions of insects alive and well in South and Central America.  Off you go on a long distance flight with who knows what challenges this little bird will encounter. As you play this simulation game you will become one of millions of Michigan's migrating birds.  
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Day/Date:      Saturday, 9/24/16

Time:              9:00AM – 10:00AM   #433991
Fee:                Free to All
Register by:   September 19

Fall Boy Scout Merit Badge Week
We are setting aside one week to assist Boy Scouts with their merit badges related to science. Mr. Mansour is a certified Boy Scout Merit Badge Counselor.Each night throughout the week we will be hosting a variety of badge programs. All programs will be held from 6PM-8PM. 
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Day/Date:      Monday, 10/17/16 – Nature                             #433993A
                     Tuesday, 10/18/16- Forestry                            #433993B
                Wednesday, 10/19/16- Bird Study                        #433993C
                    Thursday, 10/20/16 –  Reptiles & Amphibians  #433993D
Fee:              Donation of 20 pounds of black oil birdseed for each merit badge program.
Note:            One follow-up meeting will be required to complete the worksheet for each merit badge at a date to be determined
Register By: October 1  

Grandparent's Day

Grandparents, bring your grandchildren and spend the morning at Hawk Woods with a few craft and nature activities on-going throughout the morning.  You may want to pack a lunch and plan a picnic, along with a walk on our fall trails.

Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center

Day/Date:      Saturday, 11/5/16

Time:              Anytime between 9:00AM – 12:00PM   #433994
Fee:                Free to All
Register by:   October 30


Classroom & Fieldtrip Program     
Classroom & Fieldtrip Registration form 
Hawk Woods Info Sheet  
Park Rental Rates
Camping Guidelines