Apple Island Tours


Saturday, May 17 & Sunday, May 18, 11-5 p.m., Orchard Lake Museum, 3951 Orchard Lake Road
Take a pontoon boat ride to Apple Island for a docent-led island group tour.  Then at your own pace, speak with Native American storytellers and reenactors.  Dr. LouAnn Wurst will be available to share 2013 Western Michigan University archeological island dig results and upcoming 2014 dig plans. Tours begin at the Orchard Lake Museum with first come, first served, in person sign-up beginning at 11 a.m. No phone reservations.  Last tour group leaves the museum at 3:30 p.m. There are fifteen steps to access island. Please wear walking shoes and dress for the weather as the boat ride and island are cooler. Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children aged 5 – 12 and $5 per person for Time Travelers and GWBHS members, including newly purchased memberships.

Spring Nature Walk

Sunday, April 20, 2 p.m., Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary, on Pontiac Trail west of Old Orchard Trail
Join Naturalist Carol Fink for a guided tour. Walk through rolling terrain and explore seasonal autumn beauty. Sponsored with the Orchard Lake Nature Sanctuary. No charge.

Apple Island Spring Forum

Wednesday, April 9, 7-9 p.m., Orchard Lake Community Church, 5171 Commerce Road
Anthropologist LouAnn Wurst, Ph.D., shares findings and updates of the 2013 Western Michigan University Apple Island Archaeological Dig project. $5.