New Years Day Potluck Party at Proud Lake. Hike, Canoe, Ski

 

 

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND... THE NEW YEARS DAY POTLUCK @ PROUD LAKE RECREATION AREA.  

APPROPRIATE FOR ALL AGES.  EVENT IS BEING PROMOTED STATEWIDE SO WE WILL BE JOINED MY MANY OTHER GROUPS.  MY KIDS LOVE THIS EVENT

START THE NEW YEAR OFF WITH A BREATH OF FRESH AIR -- LITERALLY!!!! (OR, PERHAPS COME TO CURE A HANGOVER!!!) 


Park website:

http://www.michigandnr.com/parksandtrails/details.aspx?id=487&type=SPRK 

Map of Park:

http://www.michigandnr.com/Publications/PDFS/RecreationCamping/proud_lake_map.pdf 

DIRECTIONS:  From Detroit:  Take 96 west toward Lansing until you get to the Wixom exit (#159).   Turn right and follow the signs to the Proud Lake Recreation area.  When you get to the T-stop, turn left.  Go around the curve and turn right on Park Headquarters Road (Commerce Township, MI). http://goo.gl/maps/8ZKDE  AT THE END OF A DEAD END ROAD. My GPS tends to go out of range out there, so don't count on that to get you there!

DESPITE WHAT THE MAP MARKER SAYS, the River Hawk Lodge & Conference Center (not the "annex") is at THE END OF THE ROAD.  YOU CAN'T PARK IN FRONT OF THE BLDG. PARK ON THE ROAD BEHIND THE CARS YOU SEE, OR POSSIBLY IN A LOT BEFORE THE CONFERENCE CENTER .  I saw folks all jammed up last year turning around at the DEAD END after they found out there were no open spots right next to the bldg. 

CHECK BACK FOR MANY MORE DETAILS. MAC will have hikes and other outdoor fun throughout the day...  ALSO CHECK BACK FOR CANCELLATION BEFORE YOU LEAVE... SOMETIMES THERE ARE WEATHER EMERGENCIES, ETC.  

ALAN SAID TO FEEL FREE TO CALL HIM... HIS NUMBER IS AT THE BOTTOM...

A member of our club, Alan Heavner, who operates the canoe rental at Proud Lake, is having a New Year's Day Pot Luck, in a heated conference cente. Many more details to follow, but it starts at 1 p.m. DRESS FOR THE OUTDOORS!

I was there with my daughter last year... canoeing, hiking, etc. were a blast! There will be other clubs and orgs in the center with us. Last year, it was one big pot luck! (Yes, you can bring extension cords, crock pots, the usual stuff, etc.) People were playing cards, kicking back (so bring your favorite board games, etc.)  and doing various activities outside throughout the day...

POT LUCK starts later in the day.  I always bring my own water bottle, utensils, napkins, plate, etc. to every meetup... I've been to several events where innocent things happen and they run out...

The following is modified from Alan's web site: http://www.heavnercanoe.com/

CELEBRATE NEW YEAR'S DAY

Date:[masked]

Time: 1:00 PM – ?  IT GOES LATER INTO THE AFTERNOON/EVENING.  SOME GROUPS DO A NIGHT HIKE.

Event Details: Come on out and enjoy the day at Proud lake State Recreation Area. Enjoy the afternoon doing all sorts of fun activities including: Canoeing, Kayaking, Hiking and/or Snowshoeing. There is no set end time.

Suggested Donation: $5.00 (or whatever you offer) to Heavner Nature Connection, LEE'S NOTE: PAY ALAN AT EVENT; NOT MANDATORY, BUT IT CHEERFULLY HELPS COVER COSTS.

Additional Activities: $10 flat fee per person for EXPERIENCED Canoeing / EXPERIENCED Kayaking / Snow Shoeing rental... PAY ALAN AT EVENT.  YOU MAY WANT TO CALL IN ADVANCE TO RESERVE EQUIPMENT.  NUMBER BELOW.  Canoeing will probably start by 3 p.m.

ALAN DOES NOT RENT XC SKIS, BUT YOU ARE WELCOME TO BORROW MINE (WOMAN'S SIZE 9 BOOTS), WHEN I'M NOT USING THEM.

Sponsor: Heavner Canoe Rental and Heavner Nature Connection

Co-Sponsors: Department of Natural Resources (Proud Lake Recreation Area), and SOLAR Club

We look forward to seeing you there……. Alan Heavner @[masked]

Photo's hijacked from 2013 New Year's Day event, Adventure Quest page!

Mom and daughter surviving fridge winds.  We all had so much fun, everyone did the round trip...although Alan will pick you up if you want to go one way up the river.


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  • Tanya H.

    Ended up only hiking a little bit! I enjoyed meeting Mr.Heavner and several other people!

    January 2, 2014

  • David

    Snowball fight today

    January 1, 2014

  • David

    Lots of snow outside for a great hike. 60+ guests attending from Michigan Adventure Club (MAC), Adventure Quest, BS Hiking, and SOLAR.

    January 1, 2014

  • Tanya H.

    I hope the weather works out that day for all of us!

    December 13, 2013

    • David

      Me too. The kids will get the chance to dance around with music during the Native American Dancing (indoors). My kids did it for a long time and lived the indian music makers.

      December 15, 2013

  • karen t.

    Yay!! This has been so much fun in the past!!!

    December 13, 2013

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