Join the Harbor Country Hikers as they learn how the Icescapes of Lake Michigan are created. Hike leader and HCH President Pat Fisher has hiked hundreds of miles of winter shoreline and has watched many of these ice features come to life and then do a slow but sure disappearing act come spring.
We will begin this hike later than normal for a chance to watch the sun set, maybe from the new observation deck. The official sunset time will be at 5:40 and twilights usually last ½ hour. FYI, twilights can be more interesting than sunsets. Needless to say… If the skies are partly cloudy and don’t hide the sunset, we will witness one of the best shows found on the Mitten State’s West Coast.
HCH has an All-Terrain Rollator which may be reserved for use on our hikes. Reservations are made by Emailing email@example.com on a first-come first-served basis. This will be a good hike to try our rollator.
In case of inclement weather, check website/ FB page the day of hike for cancellation/ rescheduling notice. Dress in layers, a warm cap, and sturdy boots and bring plenty of water. Depending on the weather, there may be some muddy or icy areas. HCH hikers observe federal and state guidelines so mask wearing is optional.
Theme: Icescapes and Sunset
Venue: New Buffalo Lakefront Parks & Beach
When: Saturday, Jan 14, 2023 @ 5 PM EST
Estimated Presentation Time: 10-15 minutes
Hike Leader: Pat Fisher, President HCH
Estimated Time: 1.5 hours
Hiking Distance: 0.75mi
Physical Difficulty: Easy, but cold and windy
Location: 200 Marquette Dr., New Buffalo, MI 49117
Parking GPS: 41.800756, -86.748620 (DD)
Directions: From the traffic light in downtown New Buffalo – head north on N Whittaker Street (toward the lake). After crossing the Bridge over the Galien, veer right at the curve and enter the beach parking lot on the left. We will assemble on the leeward side of the white block building.