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.
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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