Northside: Hike at Kalamazoo Nature Center - Dr Bates Challenge

  • November 2, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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This hiking event is offered by the Kalamazoo Nature Center (KNC) from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.    The Dr. Bates Challenge starts with the Bluebird Trail, break for lunch at the Interpretive Center, and then we head out to the Source Pond. 

Some hikers may choose to do the Dr Bates Challenge of all 14 trails that link together for a total of about 13 miles.  

Consider joining us at least for the 2.7 mile Bluebird Trail beginning at 9 a.m.  even if you choose not to stay to hike the additional trails.

Bring your lunch, snacks (salty to keep your energy up), and water. Consider wearing hiking boots or shoes with a tread as we are traversing on unpaved paths.  Dress in layers in case you get warm or cold.  Hat's are helpful in case of sun or rain.

Note from Bobbi Jo:  Free Guest Admission

RSVP Bobbi Jo who is a member of the KNC.  She has a limited number of free guest passes  that she will share with members of GLAC and Kazoo Walkers and Hikers meetup.  

RSVP by email to [masked].  Remember to provide your name and group affiliation. 

Bobbi Jo will meet you in the Interpretive Center at 9 a.m. with your guest pass. 

KNC Admission:  Adults $7/Seniors $6 (age 55, I think)


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  • Bobbi J.

    The hike was often beautiful with scenery consisting of golden leaves above and below. The ambiance included the sounds of water when the trail neared a creek. It was a perfect fall day. No rain, but occasional slippery board walks that were coated with wet leaves. Many of us gasped for air as we topped the steep hills. Torry, our guide, shared her naturalist insights.

    November 2, 2013

  • Bobbi J.

    KNC says this is a rain or shine event. 50% chance of light showers tomorrow. Wear rain gear or a plastic poncho from the dollar store. See you st 9 am.

    November 1, 2013

  • Bobbi J.

    I hope the sun will shine for us in this hike. To date six people have requested quest passes. So our group of hikers is growing.

    October 27, 2013

  • Ann C.

    I'd love to try this! I did a 5K there this spring and loved it!

    October 5, 2013

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