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Sunday August 3, 2014  
9:00 am Canoe or Kayak the Huron River to Milford and back.
We will paddle one hour from the livery at Proud Lake, downstream to Milford. We stop in the town park and have our lunch, walk the town a bit, then paddle back up to the livery for a nice 3 or 4 hour day. Many herons, swans and kingfishers will guide us on the river. Must phone leader by 7/28 to reserve. Bring a lunch, and water, $21 each. Meet in Southfield at Tel-12 Mall, S.E. corner of Telegraph and 12 Mile Rd. Park facing Telegraph, S. of the Marathon station. Inge, 248-338-0906H (more)

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Saturday August 9, 2014  
8:00 am Green Cruise in Downtown Ferndale
East Nine Mile and Woodward. This is the environmental counterpoint to the Dream Cruise. 8am 40 mi. ride; 9am 20 mi ride; 10am 3 mi. walk; Noon parade, 1pm 4 mi family ride. Exhibitions 10am to 2pm. Celebrate your outdoor enthusiasm by joining the bike rides, walk and pedal FUN in the Noon parade. Create Costumes, Decorate your bicycle. $10 preregistration; $15 day of the event for 40 and 20 mile bicycle rides. Contact: Tom Dusky, 248-915-0222, Gerald 586-604-5781, Dave Cottrill 248-635-8152 (more)

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6:00 pm Maybury State Park Picnic & Moonlight Hike
Explore hiking into the sunset, and seeing the stars show up, and the moonrise as we return! We picnic at 6, bring your beverage and a dish to pass. After we eat, we leave at 7 to hike west 2 miles, then return with the full moon popping up (9pm). Long sleeves, meet at Maybury State Park - horse stable parking lot (picnic shelter). From Northville, go west 2 miles on Eight Mile Rd. to Beck Road; go south on Beck .5 miles to entrance on right. Drive in .2 miles and park. Phil, 248-797-2885C (more)

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Sunday August 10, 2014  
11:00 am Brighton State Rec. Area Hike
Come hike the Penosha Trail - an old Native American trail that crosses the glacial moraines. We will go 5 miles on a hilly, forested trail system, at a moderate pace, not so fast that we miss the great scenery. Bring plenty of water and a trail snack for a warm day. Meet 11am in Southfield at Tel-12 Mall, SE corner of Telegraph and 12 Mile. Park facing Telegraph, S of the Marathon station OR meet 11:45 at the trailhead. Optional restaurant stop after. Joe ODell, 586-662-0984C. (more)

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2:00 pm Bike Tour of Detroit - Green Infrastructure
Join a bike tour of some of Detroit's environmental jewels, including examples of Green Water Infrastructure to help stop water pollution. Bring your bike, or rent one there, for this moderate paced ride. We will see the Riverfront, Midtown, the east side & examples of constructed wetlands, rain gardens, permeable pavers, etc. Helmet required. Goes rain/shine. Rentals: Wheelhouse Detroit, 313-656-2453. Meet at 2pm: Rivard Plaza, 1340 E. Atwater - next to the carousel. Melissa, 313-829-7235. (more)

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Friday August 15, 2014  
7:00 am North Manitou Island Backpack/Base Camp Trip 15-18
Your choice to backpack or day hike this island jewel in Lake Michigan. Sandy beaches, flower filled meadows, bluebirds, pleasant woods and historical dwellings. Your choice for up to 22 miles of backpacking or basecamp and day hike at your leisure. Ride share up to Leland, ferry boat ride across to Island. Advance reservations necessary. Contact leader for more trip details. John Herrgott: aka_hiker@yahoo.com, 248-766-9575 (more)

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Saturday August 16, 2014  
10:00 am Bicycle Kensington MetroPark to Island Lake State Rec. Area
We will do the 8 mile scenic loop around Kent Lake then head UNDER I-96 to Island Lake Park River Bend picnic area. Pace,10 to 12 mph. Total distance, 15 miles with options for 8 or 23. Bring water, a trail snack and a brown bag lunch for an optional lunch under the shady oaks. Meet 10am in Kensington Park. Take exit 153 from I-96, turn left toward East Boat launch just past the toll booth; park in the small lot on your immediate left. Joanne Cantoni, 248-932-5370H. (more)

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Sunday August 17, 2014  
10:00 am Bike Marysville to Port Huron and Back
We will ride the Bridge to Bay Bike Trail following the St. Clair River and returning the same way. Spectacular views, a stop at the Maritime Center, and we will see the oldest lighthouse in the state. Call if weather is questionable. Bring plenty of water, brown bag lunch and a beverage for lunch at City Park after the ride. Meet: 10am at Marysville City Park, with helmet, tire tools, etc. 801 E. Huron Boulevard, 48040. Roy Hopkins, 586-405-8737. (more)

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 Stony Creek Pedal, Picnic, Paddle from Mt. Vernon Picnic & Boat Ramp
Enjoy a day of biking, picnicking, and canoeing or kayaking or pick and choose! Meet 10am in Mt. Vernon picnic area parking lot to bike 10-12mph on the bike path. Helmets required. Brown bag picnic at Mt. Vernon about 12:30. Then lets rent a craft or launch your own and paddle until we drop! Rentals: kayak or canoe, $7 an hr. per boat; 2 person kayak, $8 an hr. per boat; $20 deposit. PFD mandatory; MetroPark pass required. Optional restaurant stop after. Bruce, 248-260-4840C. (more)

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Saturday August 23, 2014  
10:00 am Holland Ponds and Yates Cider Mill Hike in Shelby Township, Macomb County
An easy, relatively level hike with the possibility of seeing great blue herons on the nest at the pond. Be sure to bring binoculars. This 3.5 mile hike, with an ice cream stop in the middle at the cider mill, would be perfect for beginners. Meet 10am in Bloomfield Hills behind the CVS pharmacy on the SE corner of Woodward and Square Lake Rd., NE end of lot OR at 10:40 at the Holland Ponds parking lot on Ryan Road just north of 22 Mile. Leader, Joanne Cogan, 248-212-0218-H. (more)

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Saturday August 30, 2014  
9:00 am Rose Oaks 5-Mile Hike
Lets go to this County park near Holly - for an enjoyable hike around all the lakes here. We will see if the water lilies are blooming around Richardson Lake. The trails are mostly level, with a few rolling hills, lined with trees. Meet at 9am in Bloomfield Twp. behind the CVS pharmacy on the S.E. corner of Woodward & Square Lake Rd. (northeast end of lot) or at 10am at Rose Oaks in the parking lot on Fish Lake Rd. Leader: Joanne Cogan, 805-551-5930-C. (more)

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