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Current Get Outdoors Calendar
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.

September
Sep042017
Sep262017
Outdoor Adventure Center - September Closure for Upgrades and Annual Maintenance

The Outdoor Adventure Center is closed from Monday, Sept. 4 through Tuesday, Sept. 26 for annual maintenance and repair.

Sep262017
Silver Lake State Park - Guest Speaker: Using Herbs with Medicinal Values in Cooking

Campground host, Dorie Muttart, R.N., N.D., will be presenting on the significance of various herbs with medicinal values and their uses in cooking.

Sep282017
Sep302017
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Iron Ore and the Civil War

A Civil War living history encampment. Open to school groups September 28-29, and open to the public on September 30. Negaunee.

Sep282017
Silver Lake State Park - Guest Speaker: Edible Wild Plants

Join our campground host, Dorie Muttart, R.N., N.D., for a presentation explaining the exciting world of edible wild plants.

Sep282017
Sep302017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Festival (campers only)

Get ready for a some fall family fun during our Fall Festival Weekends. Activities will include an ice cream social, movies, crafts, contest and much more!

Sep292017
Sep302017
Straits State Park - Trek the Mighty Mac

Join the Third Annual Trek the Mighty Mac - the only event that welcomes side-by-sides, 4-wheelers, and off-road motorcycles to take part in a picturesque ride across the Mackinac Bridge!

Sep292017
Sep302017
Proud Lake State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Join us for the parks annual harvest festival. Activities include site decorating, trick-or-treating, a costume parade, scavenger hunt, crafts, games, archery, hay rides and a dance.

Sep292017
Oct012017
Keith J. Charters Traverse City State Park - Harvest Festival

Enjoy a weekend of camping fun at our Harvest Festival. Activities include a haunted house, pancake breakfast, trick-or-treating, Halloween dance and varies games and contests!

Sep292017
Oct012017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Halloween Havoc (campers only)

Enjoy this weekend of halloween-themed fall fun. There will be a variety of activities including site decorating and costume contests and trick-or-treating.

Sep292017
Negwegon State Park - Dragons, Lions and Bears! Creatures of the Night Sky and their Tales

Join Mary Stewart Adams from the Headlands Dark Sky Park, a star lore historian-storyteller, Thaddeus LaCoursiere and John Heath, educators, Besser Planetarium for an evening of history, stories and science of the stars! 

Sep302017
Brimley State Park - Harvest Festival

Events will include a pancake breakfast, candy bar bingo, a chili cook-off, pumpkin carving/painting, and trick-or-treating.

Sep302017
Maybury State Park - Michigan State Police Fall Color Run

5K run/walk that combines dirt and paved trails. Event proceeds to benefit the Thin Blue Line.

Sep302017
Tahquamenon Falls State Park - Hike Between Da Falls

Enjoy a five-mile hike between the Tahquamenon Upper and Lower Falls during Michigan Trails Week, Sept. 23-30.

Sep302017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

We will be searching for oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs in the higher quality areas of McClure Woods.

Sep302017
Michigan History Museum - Grand Opening! The River that Changed the World

A special exhibit about the Au Sable River. Lansing.

Sep302017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Waterfowl Day

Scavenger hunts, interactive displays, and a few special giveaways for some lucky participants.

Sep302017
Oct012017
Brighton Recreation Area - Chilson Pond Fall Hovercraft Races

Come join the Hoverclub of America at Chilson Pond for thrilling days of sanctioned racing as hovercraft compete in seven different classes to see who will become the 2017 National Hovercraft Champions.

Sep302017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Trunk-or-Treat

Truck-or-Treat? Bring the family in a decorated vehicle and pass out candy to trick-or-treaters.