Rochester Hills Hosts Sixth Annual Discovery Hike

Highlights Preserved Green Space

The Rochester Hills Green Space Advisory Board (GSAB) will host the Sixth Annual Discovery Hike on Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Free one hour guided hikes will showcase city-owned property along the Clinton River between Crooks and Adams Roads.

Residents and guests are invited to experience nature in full bloom. GSAB members and volunteers will host information stations for hikers to learn about plants, animals, ecology, and the history of the City-owned open spaces.

Green Space Discovery Hike 2016

Green Space Discovery Hike 2016

Thanks to the Green Space millage fund, the featured land will be protected, maintained, and made more pedestrian accessible. One of the stops on the hike will be the city’s newest green space property across the river from Riverbend Park.

“Because green space is important to our residents we have taken proactive steps to preserve and protect  our natural features,” states Mayor Bryan K. Barnett. “This hike gives individuals the opportunity to see these beautiful properties in a way that is fun for the whole family.”

Hike leaders will also share the history of the land and how these properties influence the health of the Clinton River. Niswander Environmental will be on hand to provide a live stewardship demonstration.

Those interested in attending can begin the hike at the parking lot of Riverbend Park, 2800 W. Hamlin Road. As an added bonus, participants can test their keen observation skills by competing in the “I Spy” Nature Challenge. Maps and fun giveaways will be handed out during the event.

If you have any questions, please contact the Parks & Forestry Department at 248-656-4673 or e-mail

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