October 2018

Notice the brushy East loop at Sleepy has been professionally brush hogged. It was getting very overgrown and even though we have had workbees to trim back the endless thornapple, autumn olive, osier dogwoods,etc  we were encouraged by Park Management to get it trimmed. By spring, the new growth will cover the cutter marks. It now offers a clear vision line around the corners.

Sunday, Sept. 30 is the 15th Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. Don’t miss this well attended fun ride from 10-2 pm. Come early and be ready to ride this is a 10 obstacle  horsemanship event. It will have  6 divisions w/cash back, a nice lunch but no camping. Contact Host Mary Mallory 517-651-6884 for registration forms. Discount for 4-H Clubs and SHTRA members.

Come and have fall fun riding at the 2nd “Explore the Hollow” weekend October 19-21. We’ll have special access to certain hiking trails, a unique poker ride, potluck and group campfire. This is a chance to ride “new” mileage on that Saturday Oct. 20. Approximately five additional miles on trails that are closed to us the rest of the year. Don’t miss our last campover of the year. Pat Brown is host, contact 517-651-5984 for more info.

New for 2018, SHSP offers 5 adjacent walk-in for hikers and bikers lake  rustic sites near the cabins.  One separate equestrian, hiker or boater site has been approved for the lookout area! It has a picnic table, fire ring and outhouse. It is a walk-in, boat to or ride to site for preregistered users. If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or on line www.midnrreservations.com to register for a site. If you want to horse camp when there is no special event scheduled at Sleepy? Don’t have an LQ  trailer? Try renting either the modern cabin or rustic cabin for a “get away & go riding” weekend, call 1-800-44-parks. It’s easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp w/pickett poles overlooking the lake. If want to bring your dogs  to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee.

When you visit Sleepy Hollow’s Horseman’s staging area please notice a new sign-in log box! Connor Brown’s Eagle Scout project will be to use your suggestions and gather feedback from all multi users.  Please take the time to record your visitor info for the DNR and us.

Happy Trails,

Marsha Putnam