Sierra Club - Southeast Michigan Group
Saturday October 1, 2016
11:00 am 
Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve (Southfield) Exploration
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Contact: Joanne, 248-932-5370.

Meet at the trailhead. We’ll slow walk 1-2 miles in this delightful urban gem, stopping for both interpretive and natural signs. Bring lunch or snack to enjoy in the middle of the walk, while overlooking Carpenter Lake. See woodlands, wetlands and meadows plus constructed elements designed to preserve and protect this branch of the Rouge River. Meet at the Preserve parking lot: entrance is on the south side of 10 Mile Road about 500 feet east of Inkster Road. Leader: Joanne, 248-932-5370.
Sunday October 9, 2016
10:00 am 
Heritage Park and Woodland Hills Hike.
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Contact: 248-797-2885C

Meet in the Heritage Park Nature Center lot (Farmington Rd, between 10 and 11 Mile Rd) for the start of a 2-for-the-price-of-1 hike: on the Heritage Park trails, over the Rouge River, on some nice hills, looking for the fall colors. Then, drive 1 mile north to Woodland Hills Nature Preserve and explore another undeveloped gem in the middle of a large suburban city: more woods, creeks to cross and a wetland to observe. Total: 4.5 miles. Restaurant stop after. Leader: Phil, 248-797-2885.
Sunday October 16, 2016
11:00 am 
Indian Springs Metro Park
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Contact: 248-766-9575C.

A 5 mile moderate paced hike over prairie and through woods looking for migrating cranes and creatures preparing for the winter coming. Bring boots, water and trail snacks. Optional restaurant stop afterwards. Meet in Costco Lot behind McDonalds on Telegraph just north of Square Lake Road. Or, at the park environmental center at 11:45am. Leader: John Herrgott 248-766-9575
Friday October 21, 2016
5:00 pm 
Fife Lake and North Country Trail Backpack.
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Contact: 734-756-5362

This will be a 21 mile loop trail over 3 days, S.E. of Traverse City. Trail offers scenic views, great fall colors, serenity of the forest, streams to cross and Manistee River overlooks. Fife Lake Village is now a Trail Town, nice to stop in for a rest. It is a perfect sized loop for the weekend. Drive up Friday, back on Sunday. Must have backpacking experience. If interested please email me for complete details. ewarosz@yahoo.com 3 day backpack
Sunday October 23, 2016
11:00 am 
Hike Stony Creek MetroPark (NE of Rochester).
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Contact: 248-589-2251C

Meet 11am in the Nature Center parking lot. We'll hike the rolling and wooded Habitat trail and the more level and wooded East Lake trail. Distance 6-7 miles, at a moderate pace. Optional restaurant stop after at Kerby's Coney Island (SE corner of 25 Mile and Dequindre in Shelby Twp). Leader: Bonnie Michalak, 248-589-2251C, lthousebon@aol.com.
Saturday October 29, 2016
11:00 am 
Bald Mountain-South State Rec. Area Hike.
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Contact: 248-632-7974C.

Hike 5-6 moderately-paced miles over wooded, rolling terrain, enjoying our brisk Michigan Fall weather. Sturdy shoes suggested for rocky sections/roots. Meet in G-s Pizza parking lot, NE corner of Greenshield and Lapeer Rds. (3 miles N of M-24 and Lapeer exit from I-75), and park in the eastern edge of the lot. Optional restaurant stop after at ( - you guessed it!) … G-s Pizza!. Leader: Elaine Danas, 248-632-7974C.
Saturday November 5, 2016
11:00 am 
Independence Oaks Metropark Hike.
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Contact: 248-338-0906H

We love to walk the trails of this beautiful county park North of Clarkston in the fall. We will go 5 miles at a moderate pace, maybe see a beaver on the lake edge, or deer in the forests, with colorful fall foliage. Meet at 11am in Bloomfield Hills behind the CVS Pharmacy on the S.E. corner of Woodward and Square Lake Road. Leader: Inge Bricio, 248-338-0906
Saturday November 12, 2016
11:00 am 
Hike Orion Oaks County Park (NW of Auburn Hills).
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Contact: 248-589-2251C

Meet 11am in the Baldwin Rd. parking lot. Turn left off M-24 onto Waldon Road, Go 3 miles, turn right onto Baldwin Rd. Parking is 1 Mile on right. Hike 6+ miles in rolling, wooded terrain at a moderate pace. Optional restaurant stop: Pete's Coney Island II, 4083 S. Baldwin Rd, Lake Orion. Leader: Bonnie Michalak, 248-589-2251C, lthousebon@aol.com. View county park fees – purchase permits in advance on line at: http://www.destinationoakland.com/parksandtrails/vehiclepermits/pages/default.aspx
Sunday November 13, 2016
11:00 am 
Indian Springs Metro Park 5 mile Hike.
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Contact: 248-766-9575C.

A 5 mile moderate paced hike over prairie and onto leaf covered trails through the woods looking for small animals preparing for winter. Bring boots, water and trail snacks. Optional restaurant stop afterwards. Meet in the Costco lot, behind McDonalds on Telegraph just north of Square Lake Road. Or, at the park environmental center at 11:45am. Leader: John Herrgott 248-766-9575
Saturday November 19, 2016
9:00 am 
(Sat.) Potowatomi Trail, 13 Mile Hike.
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Contact: 805-551-5930C

Lets give ourselves a good workout on this premier trail system, west of Ann Arbor. This fall hike is wooded and hilly, with lots of creek and lake sightings. We will go a brisk pace, with 2 snack breaks, plus your trail lunch at a remote campspot. Bring plenty of water, lunch, sunscreen and meet in Southfield at Tel-12 Mall, S.E. corner of Telegraph and 12 Mile Rd. Park facing Telegraph, S. of the Marathon station. Or 10am at the trailhead at Silver Lake. Leader: Joanne Cogan, 805-551-5930C
Sunday November 27, 2016
11:00 am 
Proud Lake 5 Mile Hike.
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Contact: 248-632-7974C.

From I-96, exit 159 North onWixom Road. Turn right at the Proud Lake HQ building on Wixom Road, go a short distance past that, then left into a large parking lot. Meet the group there near the trailhead sign. We’ll do a moderately paced hike of about 5 gently rolling miles, enjoying fall colors as we view the red pine stands, the Huron River flowing by, and perhaps the marshland. Look for muskrats in the marsh, deer in the woods. Restaurant stop after. Leader: Elaine Danas, 248-632-7974C.