PRESS RELEASE: Fall is in the Air October 14th at the Hawk Woods Nature Center



20TH Annual ‘Fall Festival in the Woods’ features Hay Rides, Pumpkin Carving, Cider & Donuts and More! 

Media contacts: Stephanie Carroll, Manager of Business Development and Community Relations, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6802;; Kyle Scislowicz, Media Communications Specialist, City of Auburn Hills; 248.364.6726;  

Auburn Hills, MI—October 9, 2017—The City of Auburn Hills, a dynamic community committed to innovation and growth, is excited to kick-off the fall season with its 20th Annual Fall Festival in the Woods event on Saturday, October 14, from 11am through 3pm at the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center.

According to Auburn Hills Recreation Director Brian Marzolf, ‘Fall Festival in the Woods’ is all about enjoying what our beautiful fall season in Michigan has to offer. 

“This is such a great time of year for people to get out and enjoy all the best fall activities in one place.  Last year, more than 1,000 people enjoyed this annual celebration and discovered Hawk Woods Nature Center’s beautiful setting and endless opportunities for outdoor recreation,” Marzolf says. 

In addition to hands-on nature center activities and education stations, the ‘Fall Festival in the Woods’ will feature horse-drawn hay rides, live music by the Blue Water Ramblers, demonstrations and free cider and donuts.  Pumpkin carving and painting will also be available.  Pumpkins may be purchased on a first-come first-served basis.

“The Fall Festival in the Woods is one of my family’s favorite events for the fall.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to visit Hawk Woods and enjoy our unique facility during the season if you have never been,” said Mayor Kevin McDaniel.

The E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center is located at 3799 Bald Mountain Road and offers year-round opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.  Hiking on trails, overnight camping and educational programs await outdoor enthusiasts.  To rent the Lodge, cabins or to learn more, contact the Auburn Hills Recreation Department at 248.370.9353 or visit

About Auburn Hills
The City of Auburn Hills is a distinguished leader in southeast Michigan. Home to approximately 23,000 residents, as well as a workday population of approximately 100,000, Auburn Hills continues to be a thriving global business address. It is home to over 70 international corporations and hosts the World and North American headquarters for numerous outstanding businesses such as Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Continental Automotive Systems, Faurecia, and BorgWarner. Auburn Hills’ residents enjoy the amenities of city and suburban living with parks, a revitalized downtown district and a welcoming city complex with a library and community center. Additionally, the city has five colleges and universities, the award-winning Palace of Auburn Hills entertainment complex and Great Lakes Crossing Outlets, one of the state’s largest destination shopping centers, providing a variety of cultural, social and educational opportunities to residents, workers and visitors. Learn more at