Fossil Hike Offered at Crossroads at Big Creek

Several naturalist-led hikes, a Friday film and a Saturday family program will be offered this week at Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay. The following programs are all free and open to the public.

On Nov. 4 at 9 am there will be a hike at Ida Bay. Join the naturalist for a gentle hike through the fall-fragrant mature forests of the Ida Bay Preserve. Hikers should meet at Zenith Street.

At 2 pm on Nov. 4 Wisconsin Hometown Stories: Door County will be screened. The film is part of a television program that celebrates the history, environment and culture of our wonderful peninsula.

On Nov. 5 at 10 am, join the naturalist for the family program “Fossils at Big Creek.” Participants will go on a short hike to Big Creek to look for fossils from the Silurian Sea. Wear shoes that can get wet.

On Nov. 6 at 1 pm, go on a gentle hike through the Cove Preserve to the dock and observation platforms. Hikers should wear shoes that can get wet. This hike will last about an hour. Meet at the grass parking lot at the intersection of Utah Street and 20th Place.

Crossroads at Big Creek is an educational facility made up of the Big Creek Preserve, the Cove Preserve, and the Ida Bay Preserve. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan St. (just east of the roundabout) in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4 pm daily and during scheduled events. The trails of all preserves are free and open to the public. For maps and information visit


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