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!

 

Winter Programs 2015
 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 40 pound bag black oil sunflower birdseed donation per class for materials.  Call (248)370-9353 for more information or to receive a brochure.
 
Hawk Woods Lodge - available for winter use!
The two-story log cabin Lodge at the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center is
available to rent and use in the winter months. 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.
 
Celebrate MLK Day – Outdoor Play
Plan to spend time with friends at the nature center. Hike the snow covered trails as we explore signs of nature despite our harsh winter weather. Gather in the Lodge for arts and crafts projects with some hot chocolate to enjoy together. We will roast hot dogs and chow down with a few other goodies. Be sure to dress for the weather. Mr. Mike and volunteers will be supervising the instruction for this 4 hour program. Ages 6+.
Location:        Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date:      Monday, 1/19/15
Time:              10:00AM - 2:00PM #134002
Fee:                $5.00 Resident / $8.00 Non-Resident
Register By: January 12
 
Wild Game Dinner
This will be our second annual dinner. We will gather in the Lodge for a few hors devours from Michigan’s harvest including; stuffed mushrooms from Bald Mountain Farm, venison stew, roasted winter squash, grilled Steel head Trout, rosemary fingerling potatoes, and or course, pie and ice cream.
Location:        Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date:      Thursday, 2/12/15
Time:              6:30PM - 8:30PM #134004
Fee:                $10.00 Resident / $12.00 Non-Resident
Register By: February 5
 
How to Build a Log Cabin
For the past three years we have been building six log cabins here at Hawk Woods Nature Center. You are invited to attend our workshop on building your own cabin. Our staff and volunteers will be presenting this workshop for those who dream of building their own cabin up north. We will discuss all the steps in planning, purchasing, and building a modest cabin of your own. Handouts, web links, and discussion. We will be limited to 30 guests. Call 248-370-9353 to reserve your space.
Location:        Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date:      Thursday, 2/19/15
Time:              7:00PM - 9:00PM #134005
Fee:                Donation of black of sunflower seed
Register By: February 12
 
Growing Up Wild
Professional Development for teachers and parents. Get ready for spring activities with your group of pre-school and early elementary children. Bring nature and outdoor learning into your classrooms. Growing Up Wild is a national curriculum guide, www.growingupwild.org. Network with other educators while exploring with hands-on activities from the GUW guide. Five State of Michigan SBCEU’s will be awarded to each participant.
Location:        Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date:      Saturday, 3/21/15
Time:              9:00AM - 3:00PM #134003
Fee:                $35.00

 

 


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