Hike Our Preserves (HOP!) is a new program that encourages kids to get fit while having fun outdoors. Special Kickoff Event June 10!

Here’s how it works:

Get a walking stick.
Walking sticks are available for $5 each at Bookbug and the Southwest Michigan Land Conservancy office.

Take a hike!
Explore the trails at each of these popular public SWMLC preserves: Bow in the Clouds Preserve, Black River Preserve, Chipman Preserve, Pilgrim Haven Natural Area, Portman Nature Preserve (opening in October 2017), Spirit Springs Sanctuary, and Wolf Tree Nature Trails.

Send us a selfie from the preserve.
Show everyone what a great time you’ve had by taking a photo at the end of your hike and uploading it to our Instagram page.

Get a medallion.
We will send you a special medallion to put on your walking stick for each preserve that you finish.

Get a giftcard.
Walk the trails at all seven of these preserves and you will receive a $15 giftcard to Bookbug!

Get fit while having fun outdoors!
And now that you know the trails, share them with your friends!

Brought to you by SWMLC in partnership with Bookbug & local health practitioners.


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Don’t miss the HOP! Kickoff at Wolf Tree Nature Trails!

Saturday, June 10, 4:30 pm

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