Snow conditions permitting, Crossroads at Big Creek will continue to offer the Ski for Free program. Ski for Free is offered on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays from 1 – 3:30 pm. Ski equipment and snowshoes in a wide range of sizes will be available from the Maintenance Building, free of charge. This program is staffed and sponsored by Friends of Crossroads and the Door County Silent Sports Alliance. For up-to-date trail conditions and cancellations visit crossroadsatbigcreek.org.
Naturalist Dale Goodner will present the Door County Master Gardeners lecture, “Whitefish Dunes 50th Anniversary,” Feb. 13, 7 pm at Crossroads. In his illustrated presentation, Goodner will talk about the history of the park but also “look at a few ecosystems, not merely as fortuitous juxtapositions of species but as groupings of organisms that have come together over thousands of years as synergistic communities, evolving and embodying a sort of floristic wisdom, in dealing with the vagaries of climate. These can serve as models for home landscaping.” The program is free and open to the public.
Crossroads at Big Creek is a donor supported environmental preserve offering programs and outdoor experiences for all ages. The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan, is open 2-4 pm daily and during scheduled events.