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!

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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 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!

 
Summer Programs 2015
Pre-registration is required for all programs.

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. 

Pig Roast Family Dinner – NEW!
Mark your calendar and register soon for our first ever Pig Roast Dinner.  Mr. Greg Landry, an experienced pig roaster, will be roasting up a storm.  He will be using a box oven to prepare our pig roast.  We are planning an early evening of fun and feast for families and friends of Hawk Woods.
Location:        Hawk Woods Campground
Day/Date:      Thursday, 7/23/15
Time:              6:30PM - 8:30PM #314015
Fee:                $15.00 Resident / $20.00 Non-Resident
                        $35 Resident Family / $45 Non-Resident Family
Register by:   July 9

Summer Institute for Teachers and Parents

We will be providing instruction aimed at bringing Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) to elementary teachers and home school parents of students in grades K-8th grades.  Michigan is going through a major change in our instruction for science and math with a new assessment for K-8th grades.  We will have several key instructors guiding our group through a review of these changes and will offer suggestions for incorporating STEM teaching skills with an environmental education twist.  State credits will be given to teachers needing these credits.  Fee includes PLT/WILD guide, food, resources and state credit.
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Day/Date:      Wednesday, 8/19/15
Time:              8:30AM - 3:30PM #314018
Fee:                $37.00 – all
Register by:   August 1

Environmental Science Teacher Gathering
You are invited to attend a meeting of environmental science teachers.  The intent is to gather and share; to organize secondary environmental science teachers as we support one another’s instructional efforts.  This will include AP E2 and traditional high school environmental science teachers.  MSTA and MAEOE will be supporting our future organizational efforts.  Several new curriculum resources will be presented.  You will be asked to share your own programs as we learn about school programs across the state.  We will be serving a cookout dinner as well.
Location:        Community Center Seyburn A
Day/Date:      Wednesday, 8/12/15
Time:              5:00PM - 9:00PM #314171
Fee:                Free
Register by:   August 1

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, 9/12/15 – 9/13/15
Time:              3:00PM - 9:00AM #314610
Fee:                $15.00 Resident / $20.00 Non-Resident
Register by:   August 1

Hawk_Woods_Brochure(1).pdf  
HAWK_WOODS.pdf  
Hawk_Woods_Fieldtrip &Camping_Registration_form.pdf  
Park Rental Rates
Camping Guidelines