May 2018

When you visit Sleepy Hollow’s Horseman’s Staging Area, please notice the improved path to the well, bench and a new sigh-in log box! Connor Brown chose these improvements for his Eagle Scout project. Please take the time to record your visitor info. The DNR and SHTRA will be able to use your suggestions and gather feedback from all multi users to this area. Thanks Connor, looks great!

April 7th was SHTRA’s first work bee and we had twenty volunteers. SHTRA would like to thank all who came and donated their time and efforts. Low trail areas were filled, brush trimmed, and cleaning the staging area was accomplished. Scott McCullough, Dave Kline, Rosie Johnson, Don Brown and Russ Pennington brought equipment – tractors, dump wagons and ATVs, that made the day’s work possible. Chanda Donnan, Ryan McCullough, Joyce and Randy Malzahn raked gravel. Rainelle and Greg Matte kept the fire burning for all the staging area leaves that Kathy Briggerman, Sue Chant, and I found. Karen Pennington, Jane HIll, Val Lau and Marsha Korroch trimmed miles of trail. A great lunch of hot soup and sandwiches was served, thanks to all who donated food.

Due to terrible rainy, icy weather, our annual Rotten Egg Hunt was cancelled April 14th. A makeup date will be announced. This is for the young at heart on foot in the staging area.

Our first camp-over weekend will be May 25th-May 28th for Memorial Weekend. There will be a Saturday night potluck and one fun ride. Register at the Horseman’s Staging area. Rustic camping will be $15/night. Host: Marsha Korroch is looking forward to seeing you.

July 20th-22nd will be a Lazy Daze camp-over weekend.

August 31st-September 3rd, a long weekend for Labor Day. MHDVA will be joining SHTRA for a “ride or drive” weekend. Saturday potluck and Sunday will be root beer floats.

Sunday, September 30th we will have the 15th Annual Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride, hosted by the Ranger 4-H Club. This is a 10 obstacle fun horsemanship event with cash back and lunch, but no overnight camping.

Come and have fall fun at the 2nd Annual Explore the Hollow Special Trails weekend October 19th-20th. We’ll have special access to trails that we normally can’t ride, a unique poker ride, potluck and group campfires.

Did you know that Sleepy Hollow has been ranked in the top ten for most beautiful campgrounds in Michigan? Want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don’t have a living quarters trailer?  Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend, go to or call 1-800-44-parks. It’s easy and fun to rent a cabin w/picket poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10 fee. Also new for 2018, SHSP offers 5 walk-in rustic lake camping sites and an equestrian site is in the works!

Don’t miss out on unique special camping events being planned for group fun. Check out our website for membership forms that can easily be downloaded. That’s or chat with us on our group’s Facebook page.

When the trails are really muddy this spring, please stay on the old road trail, the main part of the South Loop Trail, if you choose to ride at Sleepy. That’s the staging area to marker posts G-H, then all the way to L or about the Island.

Happy Trails,
Marsha Putnam