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Hemlock Crossing

  • 8115 West Olive Rd.,
  •  West Olive, MI 49460

One of the many trail parks surrounding Holland, Hemlock Crossing offers 239 acres of woods and wetlands along the Pigeon River. Over six miles of hiking and cross-country skiing trails meander through bottomland and upland forest, old pine plantations, and along the river. Trails also connect to Pine Bend on the west end of the property. A pediestrian bridege and numerous overlooks offer scenic views of the river corridor, wetland, natural springs and woods.. Facilities include a kayak/canoe launch, two picnic shelters, and over a mile of paved trail.
Hemlock Crossing is also the site of the Nature Education Center that features a nature gift shop, exhibits on the natural and cultural history of the area, a Wildlife Den with live "critters" and loads of activities, a Wildlife Viewing Area that attracts birds and mammals to feeders, adn information on 6,000 acres of parks properties.
Pet friendly - seasonal restrictions apply - please see link www.miottawa.org/ParksVI/Parks/rules.htm#pets for details.
West Olive Rd. west of US 31. No entry fees or launch fees.
Facilities
Kayak/canoe launch Unique pedestrian bridge Many scenic overlooks along the trails Two small picnic shelters with tables and grills Modern restrooms open warm months at Hemlock Crossing. Pit toilets available in winter Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails Nature Education Center
* Barrier free facilities include picnic shelters, restrooms, kayak launch and a one mile paved trail through woods and fields. Park Hours Hemlock Crossing is open year-round; check their website for Nature Center hours.

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Astronomy Program: Fall Sky

  • September 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

What is up in the sky tonight? You will find out about constellations and their lore as well as what planets are visible and other upcoming events. View Details

Astronomy Program: Observing

  • May 14, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Are you new to Astronomy or are you an old hand? It doesn't matter because there is an observing program to meet your interest and skill level. We w... View Details

Astronomy Program: Spring Sky

  • March 12, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Things are beginning to turn green and the constellation Virgo rises in the east. We will learn about the spring constellations and their lore. View Details

Astronomy Program: Stargazing

  • June 11, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Join the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing. Dusk-Midnight. View Details

Astronomy Program: Stargazing

  • July 09, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Join the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing. Dusk-Midnight. View Details

Astronomy Program: Stargazing

  • August 13, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Join the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Association for an evening of stargazing. Dusk-Midnight. View Details

Astronomy Program: Telescopes & Binoculars

  • November 12, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Just in time for the Christmas season! We will discuss telescopes and binoculars, how they work, and how to best use them while observing the sky. View Details

Astronomy Program: The Moon

  • February 13, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

The Moon Saturday February 13th at 7 p.m. Hemlock Crossing Ottawa County Park In the Nature Education Center ___________________________________... View Details

Astronomy Program: Unmanned Spacecraft

  • April 09, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

The latest location of various space probes and their most current findings will be reviewed! View Details

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