Variety of Hikes Offered at Crossroads

On Oct. 19 at 9 am, pink will be added to the list of fall colors as Crossroads at Big Creek joins Ministry Door County Medical Center (MDCMC) to celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a special hike.

As a part of MDCMC’s Take a Hike and Call Me in the Morning Program, orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Tomaszewski will lead an hour-long hike and will talk about the health benefits of “green exercise” and how physical activity can keep your body and bones strong. Participants are invited to wear pink.

The hike begins on the new trail created as an Eagle Scout project by Scott Mathison with the help of the members and families of Boy Scout Troop 1022. The trail was underwritten, in part, by MDCMC, and Kevin Grohskopf will join Dr. Tomaszewski and Mathison in cutting the pink ribbon. Hikers should meet at the Collins Learning Center; the hike is free and open to the public.

On Oct. 20 at 1 pm, a Green and Gold Hike will be held in honor of fall colors…and the Packers. The greens and golds are now striking in many evergreen trees. The older needles on pines and cedar turn yellow and fall from the trees each fall. The trees are fine, they’re just showing their Packer pride.

The Collins Learning Center, located at 2041 Michigan Street in Sturgeon Bay, is open 2 – 4:30 pm daily and during scheduled activities. For more information visit