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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.

Jun222017
Jun232017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Quilt Workshop

An all-ages program Free; pre-registration required. Brooklyn.

Jun222017
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!

Jun232017
Jun252017
Grand Haven State Park - Soccer in the Sand

A three-day small-sided 5v5 beach soccer tournament played in the sand with goalkeepers creating lots of shots and goals! Every team will be guaranteed three games filled with lots of touches on the ball and an environment to try all your latest moves.

Jun242017
Lake Macatawa Boating Access Site - Kids n' Kings Fishing Tournament

Join the Holland Steelheaders for their annual Kids n' Kings Fishing Youth Tournament. This one day fishing tounament is for youth ages 6 to 16.

Jun242017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Beach Wellness Day

Participants in the run can choose to compete in a 5K, 10K or 15K walk/run that will take them through the various landscapes of this beautiful park including the Tobico Marsh. 

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.

Jun242017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Fusing Glass

Learn the ancient technique of glass fusing to create jewelry components and/or a sun catcher. Pieces will be fired off site and returned to students. No previous glass cutting experience is needed.

Jun242017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Keep spotted knapweed, Japanese hedge parsley and other invasive weeds at bay to protect the park's unique dry sand prairie and oak barrens near Hankerd Road.

Jun242017
Sterling State Park - Clean Boats Clean Waters Program

Volunteers will inspect and clean boating equipment during this Clean Boats, Clean Waters event. They will help educate boaters about the importance of preventing the spead of aquatic invasive species by properly cleaning their boats and equipment. 

Jun242017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Double the Crafting Fun

Have double the crafting fun by joining one of two, or both, classes. Learn the ancient technique of glass fusing to create jewelry components and/or a sun catcher in "Fusing Glass" class and/or learn how to hand forge your own copper bracelet!

Jun242017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Yoga Out Yonder

Participants will enjoy a guided trail hike interspersed with breaks for yoga postures, beginning and ending at the Gerald E. Eddy Discovery Center overlook deck.

Jun242017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Hand Forging Copper Bracelets

Join us around the fire where you will hand forge your own copper bracelet using fire, stone and wood.

Jun252017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Tri Goddess Tri

Tri Goddess Tri celebrates women of all abilities, inspiring them to reach new heights of health and set new fitness goals by training for and completing in a triathlon.

Jun252017
Belle Isle Park - Motor City Triathlon

One of Michigan's newest state parks, Belle Isle sets the scene for arguably the fastest triathlon course in the entire country.

Jun252017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help hand-pull spotted knapweed, an invasive weed that could take over in this rare prairie remnant. Efforts will allow neat native plants to thrive and support native fauna.

Jun252017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market

Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.

Jun252017
Jun252017
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!

Jun252017
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!

Jun252017
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!

Jun282017
Belle Isle Park - AARP Paddle Belle Isle

Enjoy an evening float along Belle Isle’s canals and learn about urban wildlife, paddling skills and how to navigate life’s river bends.

Jun282017
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.

Jun282017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Tea with Clara
Kids ages 5-15 enjoy light refreshments. Fee; pre-registration required. Brooklyn.
Jun282017
Outdoor Adventure Center - So You Want to Be a Beekeeper

In this presentation, with Brian Peterson-Roest of Bees in the D, you will learn how to become a beekeeper and the supplies and basics that you will need to get started.

Jun282017
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW Wild Over Wednesday: Outdoor Fun

We will feature a variety of family-friendly lawn games, sidewalk chalk games and even some team-building games, plus delicious s'mores.

Jun302017
Hoffmaster State Park - Plants of the Open Dunes

Learn plant identification of summer blooming plants in open sand dunes and about various dune habitats.

Jun302017
Sep302017
North Higgins Lake State Park - North South Higgins Lake Trail Connector Opening Ceremony

Join the Michigan DNR and local community supporters for a brief ribbon cutting ceremony to commemorate the first of many new segments of the Iron Belle Trail- Bicycle Route.

Jun302017
Hayes 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.