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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.
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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 at the Nature Center: Observing Programs for Amateur Astronomers at All Levels

  • 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: 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: 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

Beginner Birding Walk

  • May 21, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Are you new to birding? Would you like to gain some basic skills to help you enjoy this wonderful pastime? This bird walk will introduce you to binocu... View Details

Family Nature Walk: Caterpillars & Butterflies

  • June 05, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Spring has long since sprung and the forest is now gearing up for summer! Join a naturalist to explore the trails along the Pigeon River and discover ... View Details

Marsh Dawn Kayak Trip

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

There's no better way to experience the dawn song of the marsh than from in your kayak! Experienced participants only; no kayak rental available. Deta... View Details

Newcomb's Wildflower Workshop

  • May 21, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

There are more spring wildflowers than those found in picture guide books. The Newcomb's Wildflower guide relies on a simple key using basic plant cha... View Details

Pigeon River Kayak Trip

  • May 28, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring along the Pigeon River by kayak as you paddle the 3.5 mile stretch to Sheldon Landing. Return transportation is ... View Details

Pigeon River Kayak Trip

  • June 04, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Enjoy the sights and sounds of spring along the Pigeon River by kayak as you paddle the 3.5 mile stretch to Sheldon Landing. Return transportation is ... View Details

Wednesday Birding Walk

  • May 18, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Whether you are an avid birder or are just desiring to experience birds beyond your backyard, join us and immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of... View Details

Wildlife Encounter for Kids: Bird Migration

  • May 15, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

May is peak of spring migration for birds. But why and how do birds migrate? You?ll experience the answers to these and other questions first hand in ... View Details

Wildlife Encounter: Bird Migration

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

May is peak of spring migration for birds. If you?re curious as to why and how bird migrate and just what trials and travails they face along the w... View Details

Early Sprouts Day Camp

  • June 22, 2016 - August 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

This day camp, for preschool children, is designed to engage kids with nature through activities including games, stories and crafts. Below is a li... View Details

Kayak Day Camp

  • June 29, 2016 - August 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

This camp is designed for children entering 6th grade through entering 9th grade. This kid-friendly introduction to kayaking will spend instructional... View Details

Kayak Day Camp

  • July 27, 2016 - August 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

This camp is designed for children entering 6th grade through entering 9th grade. This kid-friendly introduction to kayaking will spend instructional... View Details

Kayak Day Camp

  • August 18, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

This camp is designed for children entering 6th grade through entering 9th grade. This kid-friendly introduction to kayaking will spend instructional... View Details

Map & Compass Day Camp

  • July 19, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

This camp is designed for children entering 5th grade through entering 8th grade.  Need a little help with your sense of direction? Join u... View Details

Nature Buds Day Camp

  • June 22, 2016 - August 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

This day camp, for children entering K-1st grade, is designed to engage kids with nature through activities including games, stories and crafts. Be... View Details

Young Discoverers Day Camp

  • June 22, 2016 - August 10, 2016
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Wednesday

This day camp, for 2nd to 3rd graders, is designed to engage kids with nature through activities including games, stories and crafts. Below is a li... View Details

Holland Convention & Visitors Bureau
78 E. 8th Street Holland  
Holland, MI   49423

TollFree: (800) 506-1299
Phone: (616) 394-0000
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