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Spectrum Center and Adventure Leadership staff invite you join us for a queer hike!

Join Adventure Leadership and The Spectrum Center along with TVOP Volunteer Krista for an inclusive queer day hike, followed by an opportunity to zip line at the Adventure Education Center!

9:00 AM: Meet up and park at 1120 N Dixboro Rd.

9:15 AM: Hike begins towards the Matthaei Botanical Gardens. We will connect with TVOP community members at the trailhead.

This hike offers a unique opportunity to observe the natural evolution following a significant historical shift—from the era of farming and gravel operations that once shaped this land until the 1940s. The expansive Dix Pond, formerly a gravel pit dredged below the water table, stands as a testament to the past. Nearby, remnants of old upland pastures and evolving woodlots, now flourishing with mature trees, bear witness to this transformative journey.

11:30 AM: Explore inside the Botanical Gardens, then continue back towards the Adventure Education Center.

12:00 PM: Hike ends at the zip line - time to gear up and fly! Our team will

Trail chairs and other mobility aids are available for free use along this groomed, packed gravel trail.

If you require a service dog to attend, please let us know and we collaborate with you on how to keep you both comfortable and hydrated on the hike.
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