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Welcome to Heavner Nature Connection! Please come back and visit our site to stay up to date on all of our happenings. Visit our “About Us” pages to get more details on the purpose of our organization, but to be brief, our objective is:

The Nature Connections program is designed to provide all children, regardless of age, a positive outdoor experience. The goal of “No Child Left Inside” is to provide an experience so powerful that it creates a lasting impression and as a result they will continue to explore and enjoy the outdoors during their lifetime.

Here is a list of some of our educational & recreational programs we offer. We can design a special program for your group based on your needs! For more information, please call Chris Wall at 248-390-5334.

Educational programs:

  • Project Learning Tree
  • Voyage in Time
  • Leadership & Team Building Activities
  • Canoe and Kayak Lessons
  • Go Fish
  • Go Bike
  • Scavenger Hunt
  • Geo caching
  • Letter boxing
  • Archery

Recreational Programs:

  • Imaginary Canoe Trip
  • Nature Hike-an interpretive walk
  • Blind Canoe Race
  • Farm Center Trips
  • Team Building
  • Scavenger Hunts
  • Hay Ride
  • Spiritual Walks
  • Relay Races
  • Birthday Parties
  • Adventure Camps
  • Wolves/Coyotes – Howling in Michigan
  • Parent Workshops (sponsored by Building Blocks Preschool)

Come to Heavner’s at 2775 Garden Rd in Milford (248-685-2379) and join the women and men of the Heavner Kayak Club.

Day of the Week Arrival Time On the River Gender
Monday 9:00am 9:30am Ladies Only
Wednesday No scheduled kayaking
Thursday 9:00 am 9:30 am Ladies Only
Friday 9:00 am 9:30 am Co-ed

Please send your name, phone number and email address to (or use our automated subscription signup at to be added to the email listing so you can be informed of all our activities.

The Monday and Friday trips are going to be geared towards the paddler that’s new to kayaking. Most of the trips will be to the Proud Lake Dam or to Central Park in Milford.

Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday trips will be all over: Island Lake, Shiawassee, East Boat Launch, Delhi Park, etc. These trips will be for those that have some experience.

Sunday trips will be a combination of everything.

Please be advised that everyone is welcome to any of the trips. The above description is just to give you an idea of the level the majority of the participants are at.

Come out and join us. We have a great time!

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Stella Heavner (left) & Kathy Martin invite you to think spring and start making plans to visit Heavner Canoe Rental.  However, there will be plenty of snow this weekend for snowshoeing after the blizzard! The Women’s Kayak Club enjoys snowshoeing on Saturday mornings at Heavner Canoe Rental. Please call Jackie Hark at 770-314-8690 for more information.

Winter Wonders

Heavner Nature Connection sponsored “Winter Wonders” with the Portage Yacht Club. Kids and families enjoyed snowshoeing in the Stinchfield Woods, ice fishing on Portage Lake and learned how the French Explorers and Native Americans used snowshoes at the Voyage in Time presentation! You are invited to read about this fun event by clicking on the Dexter Patch link:

Heavner Nature Connection Meeting February 15

You are invited to our next meeting on Tuesday, February 15th beginning at 5:30 P.M. at the visitors center at Indian Springs Metro park. Complimentary snacks and a tour of the facility, including the unique, underwater viewing dome will be the features of the evening . Everyone is welcome! Please bring a smile, your enthusiasm and new ideas to share. Indian Springs is located at 5200 Indian Trail, White Lake, MI 48356.

U.S. Rep. John Sarbanes plans to re-introduce the NCLI legislation this year. I invite you to check out his blog at: