Northern Michigan Events: Join the Leelanau Conservancy's knowledgeable docents on guided walks, hikes and paddle trips in beautiful Leelanau County. Activities begin Sunday, August 26th and run through Labor Day Weekend in Northern Michigan.
Stroll down the new boardwalk through the wetlands of Teichner Preserve to Lime Lake in Northern Michigan, and learn about how the Leelanau area has been reclaimed from a roadbed to a beautiful path. Given the very hot and dry early bloom season, guides aren't sure what will be found, but guarantee that it will be interesting! Optional addition: climb the hill into the upland hardwood forest and hug the 100+ year old American Chestnut tree. Insect repellant recommended. Docents Ann Mason, Tom Dunfee and JoAnn will be your guides.
Take a relaxing paddle on the slow-moving Cedar River with docents Alice VanZoeren, Ed Ketterer and Sharon Oriel. Leave in the evening, watch the sun set and moon rise (if the clouds allow) and return by moonlight. Along the way, pause to notice the wetland flora and fauna of Northern Michigan's Leelanau County. Must provide your own kayak or canoe and PFD. Be prepared for the possibility of some mosquitoes after dark. Meet in Cedar in the parking area near the ball diamonds.
Join docents Dave Amos and JoAnne Gerben at the DeYoung Natural Area in Northern Michigan. You'll visit the Cedar Lake trail and observation/fishing platform and walk inside the old farm buildings, including the house. You'll hear the DeYoung story (and the story of the Campbells before them) and learn about how plans for the farm are progressing. so we may provide best experience possible. Please note--no dogs on docent-led walks, which last about 2 hours.
If you plan to attend any of these events, please call 231-256-9665. Visit the Leelanau Conservany's website to learn about all upcoming guided walks, workbees and events.