LezHike Michigan 2022-2023

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Here is a tentative schedule for Lezhikes the fall season. All Hike begin at 10 or 11am and if the group wants, we can go out for lunch after.

November 12, Saturday-11am Kensington Metropark – Meet at the nature center near the trailhead. 

December 18, Sunday 11am Brighton Recreation Area – Meet at the trailhead – Brighton Road west to Chilson Road and turn left/south.  Take the entrance on your left (there will be an entrance on both sides) We hike the Penosha Trail. 5 hilly miles. Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed at all times.

January 14, Saturday 11am Heritage Park – Farmington – On Farmington Road between 10 and 11 Mile. Meet near the splash pad parking lot.

February 12 Sunday Proud Lake 11am- Meet at the trailhead I-96 to Wixom Exit, take a left at Glengary Road (dead-end) and look for park entrance on right.

 

Crosswinds Marsh

Past Hikes:

April 23  10am! Crosswinds Marsh – For nature enthusiasts with an interest in wetlands and wildlife, Crosswinds Marsh is a must-see. You can explore diverse wetland habitats where more than 240 species of birds and 40 species of mammals have been identified. Crosswinds is home to a nesting pair of bald eagles, beaver and other exciting native wildlife.
27600 Haggerty Road New Boston – Directions: Drive I-275 to Exit #8 (Flat Rock / Will Carleton Road ). Exit highway and head west on Will Carleton Road. Drive 3.5 miles to Haggerty Road. Turn right (north) onto Haggerty Road. Drive approximately ½ mile to the park entrance, located on the left-hand side. The address is 27600 Haggerty Road in New Boston.
Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed at all times.

Stone Bridge Hike

May 22 Stone Bridge Hike 10am The Stone Bride Nature Trail is a 0.7-mile loop trail located within Detroit’s Rouge Park. The trailhead is located on Tireman Ave just east of Outer Drive. Renovated during the summer of 2016, the trail is in great shape and has very few, if any, obstacles to climb over/avoid which makes this trail great to take children to explore. Interpretive signs along the trail provide interesting facts about the Rouge Park environment. The Stone Bridge Nature Trail is named after a very old bridge that the trail crosses over. A seasonal creek runs underneath the bridge called “Al’s Creek,” named after a volunteer who actively monitors and cares for the creek. There are a couple places where the trail has stairs made from natural resources from the woods, but the terrain is still easy to hike. Note that the slope can be slippery when wet. This trail offers multiple opportunities for photography. The bridge, stairs, and the Rouge River are prime spots to get beautiful photos. While hiking this trail, you may see deer muskrat, great blue herons, wood ducks, and maybe even a coyote if you are lucky! Stone Bridge Nature Trail is truly a hidden escape to the beautiful outdoors right in your backyard without having to leave the city 15099 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI · Meet at Trailhead Dogs are allowed as long as they are leashed at all times. 
Directions

July 10 at 10am Koppernick Section: Tonquish, Beech and Tulip Loop is a 2.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Westland, Michigan that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and bird watching and is accessible year-round. The Preserve is part of the Wayne County Park system and consists of 500-plus acres of forests and wetlands that runs along tributaries of the Rouge River in Westland, Michigan. The Preserve is a place of beauty and tranquility within the most populous county Michigan. Like Arthur Richardson who donated the funds for the Preserve, in memory of his uncle William P. Holliday, the HNPA seeks to nurture a greater appreciation of this unique local natural resource by hosting walks for families, groups and individuals.
Directions

November 20 – Brighton Recreation Area – Meet at the trailhead – More directions coming

January 8 – Heritage Park – Farmington – On Farmington Road between 10 and 11 Mile. Meet near the splash pad parking lot

January 23 Sunday Proud Lake – Meet at the trailhead I-96 to Wixom Exit, Take a left at Glengary Road (dead-end) and look for park entrance on right.

February 20 Sunday  Novi Meet at the parking lot at 13 mile and East Lake Road in Novi

 

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