Join us on the trails for one or more of our 8 weeks of walking – where history and nature merge! Walk for your well-being, enjoying this beautiful park with others while learning about our heritage and the natural resources in the area you will be walking. Walks are on the paved or small crushed stone Heritage Trail, beautiful natural trails, and a few country back roads in Port Oneida. Bring walking shoes and water bottles. Everyone is welcome, so bring a friend, or meet a neighbor! This is a collaborative program with Friends of Sleeping Bear.
Historic Sleeping Bear has partnered with local walking guru Pete Edwards of SKIWALKING.COM and the American Nordic Walking System to bring his knowledge and enthusiasm of walking and the natural areas. He will loan Nordic ski walking poles to anyone who wants to try them and enjoy the benefits! Bonus: Get fit for the Port Oneida Run/Walk, August 3rd. Each time you walk, your name will be entered into a drawing on August 1st to get a free registration for the run/walk.
Friends of Sleeping Bear have partnered with a state-wide program called Walk Michigan focused on increasing physical activity to help obtain healthy weights, reduce chronic medical conditions as well as improve mental health and reduce stress. Bonus: Pedometers will be provided.
TIME: 10 am Approx. 1 hour walk
WEEK HIKE TYPE of TRAIL MEETING PLACE
Tuesday, July 9 Glen Haven North Heritage Trail Glen Haven General Store
Thursday, July 11 Port Oneida East Heritage Trail Port Oneida Heritage Ctr (POHC)
Tuesday, July 16 Glen Haven South Heritage Trail Glen Haven General Store
Thursday, July 18 Treat Farm Natural Trail Park gate/Stormer Rd,Empire
Tuesday, July 23 Pierce Stocking South Heritage Trail Scenic Dr. lower parking lot
Thursday, July 25 Port Oneida West Heritage/Bayview Trl. POHC
Tuesday, July 30 Voice Road North Heritage Trail Voice Road Trailhead
Thurs. August 1 Basch road Dirt Backroad Basch Rd. picnic area
Tues. August 6 Dune Climb South Heritage Trail Dune Climb
Thurs. August 8 Bayview Farm loop Natural Trail POHC
Tues. August 13 Dune Climb North Heritage Trail Dune Climb
Thurs. August 15 Good Harbor Bay Loop Natural Trail Good Harbor Trailhead
Tues. August 20 Pierce Stocking North Heritage Trail Scenic Dr. lower parking lot
Thurs. August 22 Otter Creek Loop West Natural wide Trl Otter Creek Trailhead/Empire
Tues. August 27 Glen Arbor Forest Haven Heritage Trail Heritage Trl at Forest Haven Rd.
Thurs. August 29 Voice Road South Natural Trail Voice Road Trailhead