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.

Nature Programs Brought to Your Classroom
This winter, Mr. Mike will bring nature to your classroom.  Each program takes about 45 minutes with a cost of $25. 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

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 Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353 or visit our website for rental details and give it a try.


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

Plan to join Hawk Woods friends with a celebration of the recovery of Panda Bears and their removal from the endangered species list.  We will be having a Chinese dinner as we come together on the Chinese New Year.  We will have a brief environmental education program featuring Mr. Mike’s experience in the mountains of Sichwan as he worked with Earthwatch amidst Panda and Asian Bear habitats. 
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center Lodge
Day/Date:      Saturday, 1/28/17
Time:              6:00PM - 9:00PM   #134002
Fee:                $25.00 per Family Resident / $30.00 per Family Regular
Register:        By January 16th 

Let’s keep our fingers crossed for a clear night sky!  We have invited the Seven Ponds Astronomy Club to demonstrate their fascination with our night skies.  Their powerful telescopes will hopefully bring the moon and a few other space objects to our vision. We are requesting a donation to help us with our bird education programs.
Location:        Hawk Woods Lodge
Day/Date:      Friday, 2/10/17
Time:              8:00PM - 10:00PM    #134004
Fee:                $5 Donation
Register:        By January 30th

We will begin our Boy Scout merit badge program with a two hour introduction of Citizenship in the World.  Mr. Mansour is a certified merit badge counselor and an avid geographer.    Scouts should bring Blue Cards and Worksheets, and are encouraged to begin with the merit badge booklet or on line readings. You will be required to return with your final worksheet review on March 10-11th for an appointment.
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Date:               Saturday, 2/25/17
Time:              10:00AM - 12:00PM    #134005
Fee:                Donation of 20 pounds of black oil birdseed
Register:        By February 17th



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