Explore the Natural Beauty of Harbor Country

Let’s Hike

 

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Tell Us about Your Solo Hikes

COVID-19 means we pretty much have to hike solo these days. And, we’ll miss one of the best things about Harbor Country Hikers–sharing our experiences with a group. To make up for that–a little, anyway–we invite you to share your solo hike experiences on the blog page of this HCH website. Just email us at harborcountryhikers@gmail.com. Tell us where you went and what you saw (50 words or fewer, please and only one photo) and share your hikes.

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Southwest Michigan and Northwest Indiana are among the country’s most geologically and biologically diverse regions, and there’s no better way to explore them than from the the trails of the area’s parks and preserves.

That’s why a group of local residents has formed Harbor Country Hikers, a club that conducts themed hikes and presentations aimed at exploring our geology, history and plant and animal life. We invite you to join us.

We hike throughout the year and recruit hike leaders to cover a wide range of topics such as nature photography, birding, wildlife viewing, seasonal hiking, medicinal and edible plants, pre- and post-settlement history and more. And, we work with city, township and county park boards, and conservation groups, to create joint activities and provide support for their trails with amenities and trail stewardship.

We also vary the length and terrain of our hikes to accommodate a range of physical demands, from short to long, easy to strenuous. We want to make Harbor Country hiking available to everyone.

We look forward to hiking with you!

 

Coronavirus Consequences

The New Buffalo Township Library has closed its doors until early April. Since the Hikers are headquartered at the library, there may be some delays in getting mail, processing dues payments and answering written correspondence. Please bear with us–these delays won’t affect your ability to hike with us, and we’ll eventually catch up with the paperwork.