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Hikers Extends Memberships

Because the coronavirus guidelines in Michigan have effectively shut down Harbor Country Hikers activities until recently, the board of directors is extending existing memberships and any new memberships received by June 30 by an additional six months.

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Harbor Country Hikers Resumes Hiking Schedule

The Hikers have resumed their normal  hiking schedule, since Michigan guidelines now permit outdoor groups of up to 100 people. Check our Events page for the next scheduled event. We do ask that hikers keep six feet from one another during our hikes, and we ask participants to wear face masks.

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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!

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Coronavirus Consequences

The New Buffalo Township Library has closed its doors until Michigan allows patrons to enter. 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.