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Current Get Outdoors Calendar Events
January
Jan012017
Dec312017
Weekly nature programs at Michigan state parks and recreation areas

 

Select Michigan state parks, recreation areas and fish hatcheries offer weekly interpretive events, including educational, historical and stewardship programs. Schedules are updated bi-weekly.

April
Apr052017
Sep272017
Holly Recreation Area - Black Ace Disc Golf Singles League

Join the Black Ace Disc Golf Club's Sanctioned Singles league. This is an 18 hole Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) sanctioned league.

May
May022017
Sep252017
Proud Lake State Park - Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education Programs

Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education will be offering the fitness classes this summer at the park as part of the Department of Natural Resources MI Big Green Gym Program. Classes include Karate, Insanity , Fitness Trail Hiking and Yoga.

June
Jun012017
Aug312017
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga's New Summer Beach Yoga Series

Serene Yoga will be offering a New Summer Beach Yoga Series June 1 through August 31. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursday mornings from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Friday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun012017
Aug312017
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga's Summer Beach Yoga Series

Serene Yoga will be offering a Summer Beach Yoga Series June 1 through August 31. Classes will be held Wednesday and Friday morning from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. and Wednesday evenings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. $10 drop-in rate.

Jun102017
Sep092017
Silver Lake State Park - MI Big Green Gym - Beach Yoga with Cindy Beth

Vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement.

Jun122017
Sep042017
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga

Kalon Arts and Yoga Company offers vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays June 12 through Sept. 4 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Jun132017
Aug222017
Highland Recreation Area - Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education Programs

Huron Valley Recreation and Community Education will be offering the recreation classes this summer at the recreation area. Classes will include stand up paddleboard skills and group mountain biking.

Jun152017
Aug242017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand-up paddleboard (SUP) yoga is a fun way to experience yoga outdoors. Classes offered Thursday evenings at Silver Lake starting June 15 through Aug. 24 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Jun162017
Sep012017
North Higgins Lake State Park - Rec 101: Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic

Fridays, June 16 through Sept. 1 from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Shoot some hoops and learn some new skills with the Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic. 

Jun162017
Sep012017
South Higgins Lake State Park - Rec 101: Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic

Fridays, June 16 through Sept. 1 from 7:30-8:30 p.m.

Shoot some hoops and learn some new skills with the Mark Vick Championship Basketball Clinic. 

Jun172017
Sep022017
South Higgins Lake State Park - Story time in the Park

Saturdays, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join the Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library at the campground host site (#147) for a participant based storytime.

Jun172017
Sep022017
North Higgins Lake State Park - Story time in the Park

Saturdays, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Join the Houghton Lake Public Library and Roscommon Area District Library at the campground host site (#47) for a participant based storytime.

Jun172017
Sep022017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Music from the Marsh

Come enjoy a variety of artists on the Saginaw Bay Visitors Centers Outdoor Stage. Saturday evenings, June 17 through Sept. 2 from 7-8 p.m.

Jun192017
Aug302017
Hoffmaster State Park - Family Beach Yoga

Infinite Heart Yoga will be offering a family beach yoga class this summer on Mondays and Wednesdays from 9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. The class costs $10 per person or $25 per family. Meet at changing courts.

Jun192017
Aug282017
Mears State Park - Sunset Beach Yoga and Meditation

Smiling Lotus Yoga will be offering a beach yoga and meditation class on Mondays, June 19 through Aug. 28 from 7-8 p.m.

Jun212017
Aug162017
Mears State Park - Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga

Smiling Lotus Yoga will be offering a stand-up paddleboard yoga class on Wednesdays, June 21 through Aug. 16 from 7-8 p.m.

Jun242017
Aug262017
Lakeport State Park - Beach Yoga

Come spend an hour practicing yoga along the beautiful shore of Lake Huron Saturday mornings June 24 through Aug. 26 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. and develop strength, balance and flexibility.

July
Jul102017
Aug212017
Maybury State Park - Music at Maybury

Join us for some Free Family Friendly entertainment Mondays, July 10 through August 21 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Trailhead building (Enter at Eight Mile Road)

Jul122017
Jul142017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Mammals Week

We will feature teaching tables for the duration of each weekday this week with information and activities about these magnificent animals.

Jul212017
Jul222017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Christmas in July (campers only)

Come enjoy a weekend full of festive fun as the campground celebrates Christmas in July!

Jul212017
Jul222017
Fayette Historic State Park - A Paranormal Event

Take part in two full days and nights of unearthly surprises and learning... if you dare!

Jul212017
Jul222017
Wells State Park - Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July at J.W. Wells State Park! Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend and join in activities like Christmas-themed campsite decorating and a visit from Santa!

Jul222017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that is starting to take over in this neat prairie remnant. Removing this plant will improve habitat for native species.

Jul222017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Dyeing Yarn Using Natural Dyes

Dye yarn using dyes from local plants. Learn which local plants provide the best dyes. Experiment with a variety of mordants to "fix" the dyes and fill a notebook supplied by the instructor with dye samples.

Jul222017
Sterling State Park - Free Kids Fishing Derby

Come to Hoffman Memorial Access Park for a free kids fishing derby presented by the Monroe Boating Club Association and the Department of Natural Resources.

Jul222017
Grand Mere State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Enjoy a beautiful summer day at this nice reclaimed site!  Volunteers will hand pull spotted knapweed and sweet clover from the open areas allowing native flora to grow and thrive! 

Jul222017
Algonac State Park - Horseshoe Tournament

Come compete in a family friendly horseshoe tournament. Open to anyone with a two-person team and horseshoes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!

Jul222017
Van Riper State Park - Archery 101

If you are interested in learning the basics of archery, this Recreation 101 class is for you! Certified archery instructors will be on hand to help you learn the basics of this fun sport.

Jul222017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Nature Tots

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy story time, sing-alongs, crafts and hands-on nature experiences.

Jul222017
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Hot Dog Days of Summer

Support the Friends of Bald Mountain Recreation Area with their summer fundraiser. At this is a fun family friendly event enjoy grilled hot dogs, chips and pop for sale down at the park beach area.

Jul222017
Van Buren State Park - Rec 101 Intro to Ultimate Frisbee

Visitors can meet at the park soccer field where Explorer Guide Lexi will give instructions on how to play ultimate frisbee. This is a game similar to soccer but instead of a ball we will be throwing a frisbee.

Jul222017
Maybury State Park - Road Runner Classic 8K

This fun event has a one (1) mile run/walk on paved trails, 5K and 8K run/walk on dirt and paved trails

Jul232017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Battle of Waterloo Triathlon

Searching for a true test of your triathlon skills? Look no further than the Battle of Waterloo, featuring 10 legs totaling 42 miles that traverse the sprawling Waterloo Recreation Area, one of the most rugged and beautiful parks in the Midwest. Don’t have that much time? Try Half the Battle.

Jul232017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join volunteer steward, Sheila B. to hand pull spotted knapweed. Help keep this invasive weed from taking over a nice prairie remnant and displacing native plants. We need your help to remove this plant before it goes to seed and it’s easy to pull.

Jul232017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Exploring Lichens and Linen Stitch Knitting

Stroll in the woods learning the fascinating natural history of lichens. Nearly 600 species of lichens with stories to tell make their home in the Porkies. Then use yarns dyed the previous day and learn to knit a hat or scarf project using the linen stitch that creates fabric looking more woven than knitted.

Jul232017
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us as we remove invasive shrubs from Haven Hill Natural Area to restore balance to this beautiful and unique woodland.

Jul232017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market

Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.

Jul252017
Indian Lake State Park - Rec 101 Intro to Orienteering

Don’t get lost in the woods! At this free introductory class to orienteering - learn compassing, pacing, direction and distance skills. Participants should meet at the beach area.

Jul262017
Belle Isle Park - AARP Bike Belle Isle

During each event in this series you will enjoy a short presentation on a different fraud topic to help keep you and your finances safe, followed by Bike Fit 101. Then enjoy a guided ride with Riverside Kayak Connection.

Jul262017
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW Wild Over Wednesday: Camping

Always wanted to camp but wish you could be more prepared? This is for you! Practice setting up tents, making a fire, cooking outdoors and much more.

Jul262017
Interlochen State Park - Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center Adaptive Paddling Clinic

The Lighthouse Neurological Rehabilitation Center and the Department of Natural Resources are offering adaptive kayaking clinics where individuals with disabilities are invited to experience kayaking on Duck Lake.

Jul262017
Father Marquette National Memorial - Wednesdays at the Memorial

Join us Wednesday evenings in July and August for special programs and guided walks at the Father Marquette National Memorial.  

Jul262017
Maybury State Park - Rec 101 Intro to Kickball

Join the park Explorer Guide for Kickball 101. She will go over basic rules and techniques, followed by an actual game.

Jul272017
Indian Lake State Park - Honor Our Veterans

Join us for a day to honor our veterans.

Jul272017
Harrisville State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Archery

Come learn basic archery from history to hands-on target shooting.

Jul272017
Harrisville State Park - Rec 101 Intro to Archery

Come learn basic archery from history to hands-on target shooting. All supplies are provided but the class is limited to 25 participants.

Jul282017
Jul302017
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Battery D Michigan Light Artillery Living History Civil War Encampment

Experience Civil War Army life during the Battery D Civil War Encampment at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park! Historical actors will recreate the volunteer artillery unit organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, in 1861.

 

 

 

 

Jul282017
Mann House - Tea and Conversations with the Mann Sisters
In partnership with the Concord Branch of the Jackson District Library. Concord.
Jul282017
Sterling State Park - Rec 101 Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about fire arm safety and this organizations efforts to restore habitat for this beautiful species.

Jul282017
Jul302017
Baraga State Park - Christmas in July
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend! Activities include a bike parade, games, prizes, crafts, campsite decorating and photos with Santa. 
Jul282017
Indian Lake State Park - Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at campsite #128 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation for a turkey hunting clinic. 

Jul282017
Pontiac Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Wilderness Survival

Learn how to survive in the wild! This class will teach the basics of to start a fire and test your survival skills with a few games.

Jul292017
Holly Recreation Area - Black Ace Open

Join the Black Ace Disc Golf Club for this 36 hole Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) C Tier Tournament.

Jul292017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Create a Simple Landscape with Watercolor

Paint from landscape photos, pulling out shapes and simplifying the image to create a pleasing painting. Cost of class is $51.00.

Jul292017
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to an open grassland. Volunteers will be hauling and piling brush and stacking fire wood..

Jul292017
Hoffmaster State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Campers and volunteers are welcome to join in to remove spotted knapweed to prevent it from invading our dunes! 

Jul292017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help keep our Meadow Unit prairie remnants and adjacent oak woodlands beautiful and full of native plants. Join us as we pull scattered Japanese hedge parsley and spotted knapweed.

Jul292017
Holly Recreation Area - Model Airplane Flying 101

Come enjoy remote control airplane demonstrations and free flying lessons at the Cloud Hopper’s flying field

Jul292017
Jul302017
Maybury State Park - Family Fun Campout

Register with Northville Parks and Recreation for an overnight campout at the Day Camp building.  Programs include: fishing, nature hike, horseshoe contest, yard games, provided by Friends of Maybury and the Explorer Guide program.

Jul292017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Wonders of Wood

The U.S. Forest Service and Michigan Tech University will share the wonders of wood and the many uses of this versatile natural resource.

Jul292017
Palms Book State Park - Family Fun Day

Don't miss out on Family Fun Day at Palms Book State Park.

Jul292017
Palms Book State Park - Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the "Big Spring" as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation for a turkey hunting clinic.

Jul292017
Jul302017
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Star Party

Join the 7-Ponds Astronomy Club for an educational program about constellations followed by stargazing through a variety of telescopes.

Jul292017
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - It's Daylight in the Swamps!

A musical tribute to Michigan's Lumberjacks. Grayling.

Jul292017
Seven Lakes State Park - Rec 101 Intro to Astronomy

Join this out of this world program as we meet astronomers from University of Michigan Flint’s Physics Department! View planets, stars, gas clouds and more through huge telescopes, learn how light travels through space and even make your very own Mars Rover.

Jul302017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market

Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.

Jul302017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate Henry Ford's Birthday

Come celebrate the innovation of Henry Ford with a fun assembly-line activity.

Jul302017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lake of the Clouds: A Stained Glass Creation

Use your own color scheme to create a large (8 inch by 10 inch) sun catcher of the iconic Lake of the Clouds overlook view. Cost of the class is $53.00.

Jul302017
Highland Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff. The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Jul302017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff! The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Jul302017
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

Join us for a free introductory course to canoeing and kayaking with Heavner Canoe Rental’s enthusiastic staff. The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!