Hiking events planned around county for National Trails Day

National Trails Day, sponsored by the American Hiking Society, is Saturday, June 4. Ottawa County Parks staff and members of Friends of Ottawa County Parks will offer the following activities highlighting the county's parks on that day: Activities at the Nature Education Center at Hemlock Crossing: - Join a naturalist-led walk at 9:30 a.m. - View a display of information about the county's newest parks, current park projects and pick up trail maps of popular parks. The center is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jun 1, 2011


Join Friends of Ottawa County Parks members at one of the following locations to explore the park. These are not guided hikes; however, trail maps and parks information will be available.

Between 9 and 11 a.m.:
— Upper Macatawa Natural Area (Zeeland Township): Come to the 84th Avenue entrance, located on 84th Avenue north of Adams Street. 
— Grand River Park (Georgetown Township):  From the intersection of Fillmore Street and 28th Avenue, travel north on 28th to the park entrance. Meet near the picnic building.

Between 2 and 4 p.m.:
— Crockery Creek Natural Area (Crockery Township), on Wren Drive west of Leonard Street.
— North Ottawa Dunes: From U.S. 31, take the Ferrysburg exit and go west on Third Street to Northshore Drive.  Turn west on Northshore and travel about 1 mile to Coast Guard Park. Enter Coast Guard Park and look for the trail head in the first parking area.

For more information, call the Nature Education Center at 616-786-4847.


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