Join the Door County Land Trust for an Earth Day hike at the Door County Land Trust’s Heins Creek Preserve on April 26 at 1 pm. This year, the organization is also celebrating their 32nd anniversary of protecting more than 8,000 acres in the county and the sixth anniversary of the 74-acre Heins Creek Preserve. This preserve is part of a larger isthmus of wetlands and wooded sand dunes between Kangaroo Lake and Lake Michigan. Trails are relatively easy to traverse, with some sandy and muddy places throughout. This walk will cover a portion of the one-mile trail system, and takes approximately 1½ to 2 hours. Hikers should meet at the Heins Creek Preserve parking lot, 7112 Hwy 57, between Baileys Harbor and Jacksonport. This hike is limited to 35 hikers.
On April 28 at 7 pm, let the chorus of frogs surround you during an evening hike at the Ephraim Preserve at Anderson Pond. Learn about the various ways of identifying frogs by sound, and about the efforts to monitor frog populations in Door County. Trails are relatively flat but can be a little rocky, so wear good walking shoes. Bring a flashlight. Hikers should meet at 10118 Moravia St., Ephraim. This hike is limited to 20 hikers.
These hikes are free and open to the public. Register for Land Trust hikes at doorcountylandtrust.org.