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
Mr. Mike will bring nature to your classroom.  Each program takes about 45 minutes with a cost of $25 or 40 pound bag of black oil sunflower birdseed donation per class for materials.  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

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!





Throughout the spring and summer, scouting programs are available and directed by Mr. Mansour who is a certified Merit Badge Counselor.Hikes, Merit badges, and Live Animal programs can all be scheduled for your troop. Contact the Community Center to schedule your program.


The cooking merit badge has become a significant step in Boy Scouts and is now required for becoming an Eagle Scout. Once registered, Mr. Mansour will send pre-requirements for Scouts as they prepare for this challenge. It is encouraged for Troop Leaders to register 4 Scouts to become a team. Plan and cook meals for this overnight learning expedition. Scout Leaders or a parent are required to attend with a group of 2 or more scouts. Each adult needs to drive their group to the grocery store to pick up their supplies once the meals are planned out. Food expenses are not included in the registration price.

Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center

Date:               Saturday/Sunday, 4/8/17 – 4/9/17

Time:              10:00AM check in -10:00AM check out #214011

Fee:                $10.00 Resident / $12.00 Regular

Register:        By April 1



Learning outdoors offers great potential to making science, math and language arts bring excitement to learning. Outdoor teaching skills will be explored as we walk our trails in the forest, marsh, pond, and meadows. Hawk Woods offers a variety of habitats and a log cabin setting making learning an adventure. Join us in this program introduction of classes available for homeschool families in the 2017/2018 school year.

Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center

Date:               Thursday, 5/11/17

Time:              10:00AM – 12:00PM #214009

Fee:                FREE Resident / FREE Regular

Register:        By May 3



We will celebrate this special day with a display of our newest collection of beautiful Michigan song birds donated to Hawk Woods by B.C.Cotter, a retired Pontiac Northern High School biology instructor. Guided walks and bird migration simulations will be featured. This is an open house style event where you can come any time while the event is scheduled. We recommend at least one hour to participate in all of the activities. All ages welcome.

Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center

Date:               Saturday, 5/20/17

Time:              10:00AM – 3:00PM #214012

Fee:                FREE Resident / FREE Regular

Register:        By May 13



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