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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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Incredible Insects Day Camp

  • August 05, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

They fly, they buzz, and they can walk up walls. Are they super heroes? No. They are incredible insects. Join us to take a closer look at the six-legg... View Details

Pigeon River Kayak Trip

  • August 08, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • 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

Star Gazing at Hemlock Crossing

  • June 27, 2015 - August 22, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460
  • Recurrence: Recurring monthly on the 4th Saturday

Fourth Saturday of June, July and August beginning at sunset and ending at midnight - weather pending. Join the Shoreline Amateur Astronomical Associa... View Details

Sunday Family Hike

  • August 02, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

These family-friendly hikes are designed to encourage exploration through trail activities that focus on seasonal happenings at Hemlock Crossing. ... View Details

Sunday Family Hike

  • August 09, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

These family-friendly hikes are designed to encourage exploration through trail activities that focus on seasonal happenings at Hemlock Crossing. ... View Details

Sunday Family Hike

  • August 16, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

These family-friendly hikes are designed to encourage exploration through trail activities that focus on seasonal happenings at Hemlock Crossing. ... View Details

Sunday Family Hike

  • August 23, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

These family-friendly hikes are designed to encourage exploration through trail activities that focus on seasonal happenings at Hemlock Crossing. ... View Details

Sunday Family Hike

  • August 30, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

These family-friendly hikes are designed to encourage exploration through trail activities that focus on seasonal happenings at Hemlock Crossing. ... View Details

Wonders of Weather Day Camp

  • August 19, 2015
  • Location: Hemlock Crossing Nature Education Center
  • Address: 8115 West Olive Rd., West Olive, MI 49460

Have you ever made a cloud in jar? Looked for pictures in the sky? Measured the wind as it blew on by? Join us for these adventures and more as we exp... View Details

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