Reach for the Sky: Tree Tower and Canopy Walk Groundbreaking Announcement



Thursday, June 20, 2019, 4:00 pm

Hidden Lake Gardens of Michigan State University

6214 Monroe Road

Tipton, MI 49287

(on Hwy M-50, eight miles west of Tecumseh, nine miles east of MIS, twelve miles north of Adrian, MI)


This Groundbreaking Event will publicly announce the Tree Tower and Canopy Walk project that is set to open at Hidden Lake Gardens in 2020, the 75th anniversary of Harry Fee’s gift of Hidden Lake Gardens to Michigan State University.  Invitees to this event include HLG members and stakeholders, MSU officials, and local civic, government, and philanthropic leaders.  Presenters include representatives from Hidden Lake Gardens, MSU, the local Steering Committee, and the Design Team.  We look to generate anticipation and enthusiasm for this project by unveiling the general design concept of the attraction, describing the purpose and activities of the tree tower and canopy walk, stating the project timeline, and promoting opportunities for the public to support the project.


The Tree Tower and Canopy Walk will provide persons of any ability to have a complete forest emersion experience.

  • a 500 foot long “walk” through the tree canopy some 65 feet above the ground via the wheelchair friendly boardwalk and suspension bridge canopy walk.
  • a 100 foot tall “climb” up the tree tower via stairs and ADA compliant elevator – the only one of its kind.
  • a direct connection with nature to escape the stresses of everyday life and to improve general health and well-being naturally.

Seth Kinker

Reporter/Digital Media for The Sun Times News

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