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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.

Sep192017
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!

Sep202017
AARP Paddle the Muskegon River

Enjoy an evening float down the Muskegon River as you learn about river wildlife, paddling skills and how to navigate life’s river bends.

Sep202017
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Sep212017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling

The gear and guides and good times will be provided, so get ready to launch your next outdoor adventure!

Sep222017
Sep232017
Ionia Recreation Area - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come enjoy a Halloween themed weekend full of fun activities such as: children's games, a costume parade, custom candy collection (trick or treating) as well as competitive site decorating and pumpkin carving or painting.

Sep222017
Sep242017
Ionia Recreation Area - Horseman's Harvest Festival

Join the fun fall-themed weekend. We'll have kids activities, a people costume contest, horse and rider costume contest, poker ride, as well as a campsite decorating contest.

Sep222017
Sep242017
Wilderness State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Campers will enjoy a fun filled weekend of activities including: pumpkin carving, hay rides, trick-or-treating and games for the kids. Be sure to compete in the site decorating and pie eating contests.

Sep222017
Sep242017
Van Buren State Park - Pumpkinfest (campers only)

Come camping and enjoy some fall fun. There will be a variety of activities for the whole family.

Sep222017
Sep242017
Van Riper State Park - Harvest Festival

Join us for a weekend of spooktacular good times during our final Harvest Festival weekend! Make boo-bread, join a monster mash, there will be face painting, a wagon ride, games and crafts, campsite decorating, and rounding out the evening will be trick-or-treating and our famous haunted hike.

Sep222017
Sep232017
Wells State Park - Spooktacular Halloween and Harvest Celebration

Get your costumes and Halloween decorations ready for Wells State Park's annual Spooktacular celebration. This Halloween themed event is sure to thrill!

Sep232017
Sep242017
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Wild Edibles Walk and Workshop

Join expert forager, Adam Haritan, for an all-day workshop to learn about delicious and healthy wild forage. Participants can attend can attend Saturday or Sunday.

Sep232017
Sterling State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Celebrate National Public Lands Day with us! We will likely be collecting native prairie seed from grasses and wildflowers to restore lakeplain prairie.

Sep232017
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.

Sep232017
Brighton Recreation Area - Grand Equestrian Therapeutic Riding Program Ride-A-Thon

Bring your horse and support the Grand Equestrians Therapeutic Riding Program during their Ride-A-Thon. 

Sep232017
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.

Sep232017
Fred Meijer White Pine Trail State Park - Harvest Hike

Celebrate Michigan Trails Week by coming to the 5th Annual Harvest Hike. Enjoy a short, easy, self-guided walk along a paved section of the trail lit by creatively decorated luminaries.

Sep242017
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

This neat sand prairie and oak barrens needs ongoing removal of invasive plants to keep it in good condition! Our spring prescribed burn helped set back many of the invasive shrubs, but let’s go after any that remain! Removing invasive shrubs will allow all of the neat native grasses and wildflowers to thrive.

Sep242017
Walker Tavern Historic Site - Farmers Market
Everything fresh and local. Brooklyn.
Sep242017
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!

Sep242017
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!

Sep242017
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!

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
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.

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
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.