Events throughout the year are sponsored and supported by the Walloon Lake Association and Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy. Join us in enjoying the treasure of Walloon Lake.



Saturday June 30 | 9:30 AM – Preserve Scavenger Hunt + Rally Race
Throughout Walloon Lake Watershed

Celebrate the 40 years of conservation and join us for this Scavenger Hunt and Rally Race to explore our preserves! Get a team together – think ‘car-load’ of people – and you’ll drive through a course leading you to three preserves, and have to complete a mission at each preserve! Be prepared for running, hiking, and maybe even cartwheels! Rain or shine. Top two teams win an awesome prize basket to keep you supplied while outdoors all season. Meet at 9:30am at the Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy offices at 4060 M-75, Walloon Lake.  Registration is required:


Thursday July 12 | 2pm – 4pm and Friday July 13 | 9am – 11am – Walloon Rangers Education Series
Postle Farm Preserve, Melrose Township

Geared for kids ages 6 – 12, we’re offering two days of programming at the Postle Farm Preserve.  Your kids will explore the preserve with Amalia Fernand, a talented local environmental educator.  They’ll learn about warm–blooded animals, cold-blooded animals and all the fun stuff that helps these animals thrive and receive a special field guide written by Amalia! *Pre-registration is required, as space is limited.  Call our office at 231-535-6112.


Wednesday July 18 | 10AM –  “The Foot” BYOK – Bring Your Own Kayak (or SUP)
Melrose Township Boat Launch

Join us as we kayak the “Foot” of Walloon Lake. Bring your kayak and PFD to the public launch in Walloon Lake. We’ll paddle past the marina, the beach, and take a break at our newest preserve along the shores of Walloon Lake. Further exploration of the shoreline and Foot Basin will be followed by an optional picnic lunch at a spot of the group’s choosing. Registration is appreciated; please email Heather at


Saturday July 28 | 11:00am – 2:00pm – Celebrate Walloon
Melrose Township Park

This Walloon tradition will be sure to be one of many great highlights of your summer Up North! Walloon Art Club, games, food, friends and family! Come celebrate everything we love about Walloon Lake summers.


Wednesday August 1 | 3:00 pm – Sacagawea: the myth, the mystery and the legend
Walloon Lake Association and Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy Office

Come join us at our office for a fun and informational tour through the life of Sacagawea, presented by Al Damschroder. *Registration required, call our office at 231-535-6112


Wednesday August 15 | 10AM – Wander Walloon Hike
Walloon Lake Winery, Intertown Road

WLTC will be hosted by Walloon Lake Winery for an exploration of the fields and vines beyond the tasting room. This property, at the headwaters of Schoof’s Creek, is an important place for water quality protection and continuing farming operations in the region. We’ll explore why this property is good for grape growing, identify some common invasive species, and enjoy a morning spent among the vines. Registration is appreciated; please email Heather at


Saturday, August 25 | 6PM – Bow-Tie Birthday Bash
Circle Park in Walloon Village

We are celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy in style. Join us for this fundraising event that will include great music, dancing, and fun!  Tickets are $125 and can be purchased by stopping in our office or mailing a check to:

Walloon Lake Trust and Conservancy
P.O. Box 579
Walloon Lake, MI 49796
Memo Line – Bow Tie Bash Tickets

A Special Thank You to our Bow-Tie Birthday Bash Sponsors…



Wednesday September 5 | 10AM – Schoof’s Creek BYOK – Bring Your Own Kayak (or SUP)
Jones Landing Park on Gruler Road

Join WLTC staff for an easy paddle in the North Arm of Walloon Lake and into the Schoof’s Creek Nature Area. We’ll enjoy potential otter, great blue heron, turtle, and bald eagle sighting! Bring your own kayak and PFD to the Jones Landing Park boat launch at 10am. We can gather for a picnic lunch afterwards in the pavilion, so bring your own lunch too! Registration is appreciated; please email Heather at