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What’s Happening: Icy Harvests

By Coggin Heeringa | February 6, 2024 |

In Door County, Destination Sturgeon Bay’s Fire & Ice Festival is always a highlight of winter, and we at Crossroads at Big Creek are thrilled to again host the kick-off event,…

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What’s Happening: A Sturgeon’s Tale

By Coggin Heeringa | January 30, 2024 |

Sturgeon will be the topic at Crossroads’ Fish Tales Lecture Series on Thursday, February 8, when Dr. Patrick Forsythe presents, “Elevating Optimism of the Menominee River Through Successful Up and…

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What’s a Girdled Tree?

By Corey Batson | January 23, 2024 |

Whenever I’m leading a hike or even just talking with visitors in the nature center, there are always a few questions I find myself answering frequently enough that they stick…

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What’s Happening: Reading to Learn

By Coggin Heeringa | January 23, 2024 |

Ever since we at Crossroads found artifacts revealing that people had lived beside The Cove Estuary more than a thousand years ago, we have endeavored to learn how the Indigenous People…

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Looking Ahead: Free to Ski & Free to Learn

By Coggin Heeringa | January 18, 2024 |

“To everything there is a season,” according to the lyrics of a folk song by the Byrds. Now that we have had some snow, we think … hope … it is…

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Winter Storm Update

By Corey Batson | January 13, 2024 |

The Collins Learning Center will be closed Saturday January 13, 2024 due to icy conditions and drifting snow. It will reopen Tuesday, January 16 after Martin Luther King Day. Stay…

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Looking Ahead: A Fish Tale and Comet Trails

By Coggin Heeringa | January 11, 2024 |

Eyes are on the skies this week at Crossroads. Many folks seem to be longing for snow clouds, but next Saturday, it would be splendid if the skies would clear…

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Photo of snowflakes up close by Brian Jobson

Looking Ahead: Nature’s Shape

By Coggin Heeringa | January 4, 2024 |

The topic for the Saturday Science program this week is “Hexagons.” It may seem to folks that we at Crossroads are obsessed with hexagons—the six-sided polygons that show up in…

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Looking Ahead: Ringing in the New Year

By Coggin Heeringa | December 27, 2023 |

This weekend, Crossroads will ring in the New Year! Appropriate to the celebration, our Saturday Science Program will feature “Annual Rings,” and at 4:15 p.m. on Sunday, we host the…

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Looking Ahead: Long Nights & Twinkling Lights

By Coggin Heeringa | December 20, 2023 |

With the exception of our friends in the Door Peninsula Astronomical Society who think fifteen hours of darkness is a good thing, most of us, regardless of our ancestry or…

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"At the doorstep to northern Door County sits a place so vast and varied that it defies description…This place is Crossroads at Big Creek"

Polly Fitz, Door County Living Philanthropy Issue 2022

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