Although it melted VERY quickly, the 1st snow of the 2015/2016 winter was a doozy in the Highland/White Lake, Michigan area.
The Friends of Highland Recreation Area and the Chief Pontiac Trail Committee of the Boy Scouts of America are expecting the annual Snow Snake migration to return to Highland Recreation Area in February of 2015. Snow Snake season typically begins each year as the snow depth reaches 3 to 5 inches, although a covering of even an inch has been enough to afford some lucky folks a sighting of a few of these amazing winter reptiles. A snake watching event is planned for Sunday, February 8, 2015 near the Edsel Ford Barn in Highland/White Lake, Michigan.
A “hot spot” for sightings every year at Highland State Recreation Area seems to be around the historic Edsel Ford Barn. Both adults and children enjoy seeing the snow snakes. See the information flyer HERE. And a great “How To” video below…
For a truly unique experience in the outdoors come and see the Snakes at the Edsel Ford Barn on February 8, 2015.
Chief Pontiac Trail Committee site for this great activity HERE.
Ever wonder what exactly is a Snow Snake? Well here’s part of the answer…
Come out to the Edsel Ford Barn in Highland State Recreation Area on Sunday, January 26, 2014 between 1:00 and 3:00 pm and see the snow snakes in their natural habitat! Great fun!
The snow and snakes were flying at the Chief Pontiac Trail Snow Snake Event, held on Sunday, January 29 this year. Everyone had great fun racing their snakes even as snow fell throughout the day at the Edsel Ford Barn.
The scouts sponsored the event which was supported by the Friends of Highland Recreation Area (FOHRA). This years’ event was in jeopardy of being cancelled due to lack of snow, but snow began to fall the weekend of the event and permitted filling of the wooden snow snake track for everyone to enjoy.
Snow snakes of all designs and colors were let loose at Highland State Recreation Area in White Lake, Michigan on Sunday.
The Edsel Ford Barn, which is being rebuilt by the volunteer organization Friends of Highland Recreation Area, was the backdrop for this years’ Snow Snake event…
Get outside and enjoy the outdoors this winter at Highland Recreation Area!