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Hawk Woods Nature Center
E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center 

3799 Bald Mountain Rd.

Whether you're visiting Hawk Woods Nature Center or having Hawk Woods come to you, you'll be able to enjoy a variety of hands-on activities to expand your students knowledge and appreciation of the outdooors. Registration is quick and easy!


Click here  for brochure for classroom visits & field trip information
Click here   for classroom and overnight camping registration form 

Volunteer Program
Hawk Woods is looking for volunteers.  If interested in how to become an official volunteer please give us a call at (248) 370-9353. 
We need assistance with animal care, school and classroom visits, trail inspections along with greeting visitors at the nature center. 

Hawk Woods offers endless opportunities for outdoor recreational activities.  This unique facility offers groomed nature trails, a marsh boardwalk, a heated restroom/shower facility open year-round, a covered picnic shelter that can be reserved in season, a two-story Log Cabin Lodge with five overnight camping cabins, all complimented by 80 acres of beautiful woods, meadows and marsh.

Hawk Woods Camping
We have 5 cabins that sleep 6, and one larger cabin that sleeps 10 and a log cabin Lodge available for rental for your family or group.  Overnight camping with outdoor hikes and bonfires close to home at reasonable rates are yours for the asking. Call Parks & Recreation for more information at 248-370-9353.                             

Hawk Woods Lodge
The two-story log cabin Lodge at the E. Dale Fisk Hawk Woods Nature Center isavailable to rent and enjoy year-round. This unique facility, located in what seems like the middle of the woods up-north, is an ideal place for off-site business meetings, birthday parties, and family get-togethers all year!  Call the Parks & Recreation at 248-370-9353 or visit our website for rental details and give it a try.

Now is the time to plan your camping trip at Hawk Woods!  Enjoy six beautiful log cabins with overnight accommodations for 40 guests and a two-story lodge for gatherings. Nothing can beat a peaceful walk in the woods or a time resting by the pond on an evening sunset. Campfires late into the star lit night bring life long memories. Call today for availability.
Cabins that Sleep 6 per night - $40 Resident / $50 RegularCabin that sleeps 10 per night - $60 Resident / $80 Regular Lodge with kitchenette per hour - $20 Resident / $30 Regular / Free when renting all six cabinsDeposit - $50

Earth Day is April 22, 2018 and we are celebrating all week! Join us in caring for the Earth though a variety of activities 4/20/18-4/28/18. Check the website and facebook for more details.

We will celebrate this special day with guided walks and bird migration simulations during this all ages activity. A display of our collection of beautiful Michigan song birds, donated to Hawk Woods, is available to view as well.
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Date:               Saturday, 5/12/18
Time:              10:00AM – 12:00PM   #214012
Fee:                FREE Resident / FREE Regular


Mr. Mike is continuing our Boy Scout merit badge sessions. Sessions meet on Wednesday evenings or Saturday mornings through the season, check online for the full listing. Scouts should bring Blue Cards and Worksheets, and are encouraged to begin with the merit badge booklet or online readings.
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Date:               Varies, see below
Time:              Varies, see below    #314171A-S
Fee:                $5 Resident / $8 Regular

APRIL 2018

  • A- Wednesday, 4/4, Nature, 7-8pm
  • B- Saturday, 4/7, Plant Science, 10-11am
  • C- Wednesday, 4/18, Gardening, 7-8pm
  • D- Wednesday, 4/25, Environmental Science, 7-8pm
  • E- Saturday, 4/28, Sustainability, 10-11am

MAY 2018

  • F- Wednesday,5/2, Reptiles & Amphibians, 7-8pm
  • G- Saturday, 5/5, Gardening, 10-11am
  • H- Wednesday, 5/9, Bird Studies, 7-8pm
  • I- Wednesday, 5/16, Geology, 7-8pm

JUNE 2018

  • J- Wednesday, 6/6, Weather, 7-8pm
  • K- Wednesday, 6/13, Soil & Water Conservation, 7-8pm
  • L- Wednesday, 6/20, Personal Management, 7-8pm
  • M- Wednesday, 6/27, Geocaching, 7-8pm

JULY 2018

  • N- Wednesday, Emergency Preparedness, 7/11, 7-8pm
  • O- Wednesday, Stamp Collecting, 7/18, 7-8pm
  • P- Wednesday, Citizenship in the Nation, 7/25, 7-8pm


  • Q- Wednesday, Insect Studies, 8/1, 7-8pm
  • R- Wednesday, Space Exploration, 8/8, 7-8pm
The cooking merit badge has become a significant step in Boy Scouts and is now required for becoming an Eagle Scout. Once registered, Mr. Mansour will send pre-requirements for Scouts as they prepare for this challenge. It is encouraged for Troop Leaders to register 4 Scouts to become a team. Plan and cook meals for this overnight learning expedition. Scout Leaders or a parent are required to attend with a group of 2 or more scouts. Each adult needs to drive their group to the grocery store to pick up their supplies once the meals are planned out. Food expenses are not included in the registration price.
Location:        Hawk Woods Nature Center
Date:               Friday/Saturday, 5/25/18 – 5/26/18
Time:              4:00PM check in -12:00PM check out     #214011
Fee:                $10.00 Resident / $12.00 Regular


Classroom & Fieldtrip Program     
Classroom & Fieldtrip Registration form 
Hawk Woods Info Sheet  
Park Rental Rates
Camping Guidelines