The day after Christmas we visited Hemlock Crossing, an Ottawa County park. This is a great park, miles of trails, the Pigeon River, many wetlands, natural springs, and woods, also several scenic overlooks of the river, a pedestrian bridge, a kayak/canoe launch, and an impressive Nature Education Center. It connects by foot trails to Pine Bend, another Ottawa County park down along the Pigeon River.
We had a wonderful day (4 hours) exploring almost every corner of this park. This is what we saw ...
I would like to know what this "plant" is, moss or fern? What kind?
We were able to walk in this creek, that was fun.
This is the kayak/canoe launch.
We found this maple bud/flower? This is December so it is probably a bud. Red Maple or Silver maple?
Train bridge over Pigeon River just outside the park.
Hemlock Crossing is located in Port Sheldon Township, along the Pigeon River, at 8115 West Olive Road, West Olive, MI 49460. This is south of Grand Haven and north of Holland.
This is the Ottawa County site for this park,
I miss that blue sky.