Crossroads at Big Creek in Sturgeon Bay will host a couple of upcoming naturalist-led hikes.
On May 21 at 10:30 am, go in search of spring wildflowers. The Crossroads Preserve is always interesting, but in spring it is particularly lovely as tiny flowers dapple the sides of the trails. Hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center.
On May 22 at 1 pm, a hike will be offered at the Ida Bay Preserve. This hike will explore the beech/hemlock forest and deciduous edge areas. Meet at the Zenith Street entrance.
Both hikes will last about an hour and are free and open to the public.
The Collins Learning Center at Crossroads, located at 2041 Michigan St., is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled events. To reach the center during construction, take the highway detour to County T (Alabama Street), cross the highway to Big Creek Road and turn right. Proceed to Lily Bay Road and turn right. Lily Bay Road will merge with Michigan and the entrance is on the left. To reach the Astronomy Campus and Ida Bay Preserve, Utah Street currently crosses the highway, or follow Memorial Drive under the bridge, and turn on 18th Place to reach Utah Street. The Astronomy Campus is at the Cove Road intersection, 2200 Utah. To reach Ida Bay Preserve, follow Cove Road (or Buffalo Ridge Trail from the north).