Explore the Natural Beauty of Harbor Country

Let’s Hike

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!

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The Trails of Harbor Country:
A Complete List

As a service to our members and others who enjoy the outdoors, Harbor Country Hikers President Pat Fisher has prepared what is arguably the most complete list of trails in Harbor Country and nearby. The list includes information about each hiking venue–park or preserve location, size and natural characteristics; trail lengths and difficulty; amenities, and more. To view the list, click HERE. There’s also a map that shows the location of each trail. To view it, click HERE.. 

Keep an eye out for a list of trails in nearby Indiana in the near future. Further out, we hope to offer an extensive collection of trail maps. Happy hiking!

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Coronavirus Consequences

The New Buffalo Township Library has limited access to its building. 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.