Your outing: Take advantage of Saturday’s predicted warming temps and head out on snowshoes to explore Houdek Dunes with the Leelanau Conservancy (free). Afterward, drive north a few minutes to Fischer’s Happy Hour for one of those famous egg salad sandwiches, a bowl of chili and some hot cocoa.
Here’s a description of the outing from the Leelanau Conservancy and a list of other February events as well.
Got snowshoes? Strap them on and join us for a winter hike around the Houdek Dunes Natural Area near Leland. These 330-acres are waiting to be discovered as you hike with docents Judy Hoeffler and Ann Mason. Winter boots also appropriate if the snow is not too deep. Please call to register (231-256-9665).
Surprise your special Valentine with a snowshoe hike around this natural area in Empire. Docents Sharon Oriel and David Harris will lead this hike through one of the most diverse conservancy natural areas. Venture over the stream, past the old orchard and through the pine plantation. Winter boots also appropriate if the snow is not too deep. Please call to register (231-256-9665).
Explore winter with a hike to discover clues to a myriad of wildlife activities that occur daily at the Kehl Lake Natural Area near Northport. Docents Ann McInnis, Ed Arnfield and Marsha Buehler are ready to help you find and identify animal tracks left by the various critters that live at Kehl Lake. Snowshoes best if snow is deep. Please call to register (231-256-9665).
Join us for our annual winter Blues at the Bluebird (in Leland) featuring Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang. Eddie is a renowned blues musician, songwriter and arranger from the South Side of Chicago. $35 per ticket includes delicious buffet dinner at 6:30 pm followed by a rocking show at 8 pm you'll long remember. Call Gayle to order your tickets: 231-256-9665.