Hemlock Crossing opened in 2003 and offers 239 acres of woods and wetlands along the Pigeon River. Over 6 miles of trails for hiking and cross country skiing meander through bottomland and upland forest, old pine plantations and along the river. Trails connect to Pine Bend on the west end of this property. A pedestrian bridge and numerous overlooks offer scenic views of the river corridor, wetlands, natural springs and woods. Facilities include two small picnic shelters, a kayak/canoe launch and over a mile of paved trail. Hemlock Crossing is also the site for the Nature Education Center.
– Kayak/canoe launch
– Unique pedestrian bridge
– Many scenic overlooks along the trails
– Two small picnic shelters with tables and grills
– Modern restrooms open in warmer months
– Pit toilets available in winter
– Hiking and ungroomed cross country ski trails
– Nature Education Center
– Snowshoe Rentals
* Barrier free facilities include picnic shelters, restrooms, kayak launch and a one mile paved
trail through woods and fields.
Hours of Operation
March 1 through October 15: 7am to 10pm
October 16 through February 28: 7am to 8pm
Nature Education Center: Tuesday through Saturday; 9am to 5pm.Sunday; 12pm to 5pm
Dog friendly park.
Cost(s)No entry or launch fees.
AmenitiesKayak/Canoe Launch Unique pedestrian bridge Trails Scenic Overlooks Picnic Shelters Nature Center Location Picnic Tables Grills Modern restrooms open warm months Pit toilets available in winter Cross Country Ski Trails Nature Education Center Snowshoeing Snowshoe Rentals
Travel time from downtown Grand Haven17 Minutes