June 2018

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 reregistered users. If interested, go to 1-800-44-Parks or on line www.midnrreservations.com to register for a site.  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.   Thank Connor, looks great!

April  28 was SHTRA’s second work bee and we had many volunteers. SHTRA would like to thank all who came and donated their time and efforts.  A rutted hill slope project started,  2 low trail areas were filled, brush trimmed, four new picket poles installed and the staging area drains were cleared and marked. Please don’t drive over them.  Scott and Ryan McCullough, Rosie Johnson and Bob Cooley, Don Brown and Randy Malzahn brought equipment-tractors dump wagons and ATVs, that made the day’s work possible. Randy and Joyce Malzahn set poles. Pat Brown, Chris Nelson and Kathy Briggeman trimmed trail and replaced missing signs.  Thanks!

Our first Campover weekend will be May 25-May 28 for Memorial Weekend. There will be a Saturday night potluck and one fun ride. Sunday we’ll be making S’mores. Register at the Horseman’s Staging area @ $15.00 a night. Host Marsha Korroch 517.256.0396 is looking forwards to seeing you.  Plans for family fun.

July 20-22  will be a Lazy Daze campover weekend. Nothing special just riding and camping. Just be lazy.

On August 31-Sept. 3, 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, Sept. 30 is the 15th Kris Kulhanik Memorial Judged Trail Ride hosted by the Rangers 4-H Club. This is a 10 obstacle fun horsemanship event w/cash back, a lunch but no camping. Host Mary Mallory.

Come and have fall fun 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.

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, go to www.midnrreservations.com or call 1-800-44-parks. It’s easy and fun to rent a SHSP camp w/picket poles overlooking the lake. If you want to bring your dogs along to the rental cabin, it is now allowed for a $10.00 fee. When the trails are really muddy, please stay on the old road trail-the main part of the south loop, if you chose to ride at Sleepy. That’s the staging area to G, H then all the way to the  island and L and back. When riding about the island please stay out of the mucky lake.

Happy Trails,
Marsha Putnam