Hike to the Evergreen Forest at Crossroads

Using the proceeds from the Crossroads Trail Run, a grant from the Raibrook Foundation, and gifts from the estate of Ray Stonecipher and the Door County Silent Sports Alliance, Crossroads at Big Creek is buying new waxless skis for the Ski for Free program. Once there’s enough snow to groom the trails, Crossroads will sponsor Ski For Free on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

On Dec. 8, a training session for Ski for Free volunteers will be offered in the Collins Learning Center. Anyone who would like to volunteer for this activity should try to attend this training session.

For those who use wax on their skis, the Door County Silent Sports Alliance will hold a wax clinic at the Crossroads’ Maintenance Building. All who want to learn more about waxing skis are invited to this instructional program. This workshop is free and open to the public.

On Dec. 6 at 1 pm, Crossroads will sponsor their traditional “Hike to the Evergreen Forest,” which is a nature hike where participants will learn to identify the native (and some introduced) species of evergreen trees at their preserve. The hike is free and open to the public, and hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center. Then, at 2 pm, in the Collins Learning Center, the free lecture/demonstration “Know the Evergreens” will be offered.

The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled programs. The trails at Crossroads, Big Creek Cove and the Ida Bay preserve are free and open to the public. For more information visit

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