Approximately 1300 people came out on February 11th for the 28th annual Friends of Pike Lake Candlelight Ski/Hike/Snowshoe, despite far from ideal conditions.  Lack of snow meant it was an all-hiking event, but visitors seemed to have a great time anyway.  Thanks to all who attended and all who helped organize the event!

       Coming up: 
                          Rescheduled!:  Now Monday, April 10.  Friends of Pike Lake meeting in the Community Room of the Hartford Library.  Prospective new members are warmly welcome!  The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m.
                            April 22:  Spring Cleanup 9:00 am to noon.  Community volunteers needed!  Bring work gloves.  Meet at the Pike Lake DNR office.

                                                     June 3rd: Discovery Day!  Many activities for people of all ages. The main event runs from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The bird walk starts at 8:00 a.m.  We hope to see you there!  Questions?  You can email us at