Explore and enjoy the pristine natural areas of White Lake as you are led by an expert area naturalist. Each walk will feature a specific topic, such as coastal dune conservation, local ecology, or the importance and challenge of maintaining natural areas in the city.
Established in 2006, White Lake Guided Nature Walks take place June through October on the first Saturday of each month. There is no cost to attend.
The program is a partnership of Great Lakes Consulting, the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce, and the Land Conservancy of West Michigan. It is sponsored by Arconic (formally Alcoa Howmet) and coordinated by Great Lakes Consulting.
About the Walk
The topic for the last walk of the season is “A Living Forest.” This walk takes place at Hilt’s Landing, which is located behind Michigan’s Heritage Park. The meeting location is Michigan’s Heritage Park parking lot. The guide for this walk is consulting forester David Wilson.
The walk will begin at 10:30 a.m. sharp and will end at approximately noon. The walk is free, and the entry fee to the parking lot for Michigan’s Heritage Park is waived.
What should you bring?
Attendees are encouraged to bring insect repellant, water, and snacks if needed. Dress appropriately for the weather, and wear comfortable and sturdy shoes (no flip-flops). Other suggested items to bring include: sunscreen, hat, umbrella, binoculars, camera, sketchpad, and pencils or pens.
Registration for walks is suggested but not required. To register for a walk, please contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce (see info below).
Walks will take place regardless of weather, unless conditions are unsafe. Please call Tanya Cabala at (231) 292-8188 to confirm on the day of the walk if you have questions.
For more information about the program, contact the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at (231) 893-4585 or Tanya Cabala at email@example.com or her office phone at (231) 981-0016.
Individuals unfamiliar with locations can meet at the White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce at 124 W. Hanson Street in Whitehall at 10 a.m. to receive detailed directions or to carpool out to surrounding locations. Parking is available.