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Current Get Outdoors Calendar
October
Oct302016
Mar312018
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Inventing the Outdoors

A special exhibit about inventor, businessman and Gladstone native Webster Marble. Negaunee.

September
Sep302017
Jul292018
Michigan History Museum - The River that Changed the World

A special exhibit about the Au Sable River. Lansing.

January
Jan172018
Mitchell State Park - Rod Building

This class will teach you the basics of how to make your own fishing rod. 

Jan202018
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Fly Tying 101

Sign up for one of our two classes and learn the basics of tying flies! All materials are provided, pre-registration is required.

Jan202018
Belle Isle Park - Stewardship Saturdays

Join us for Stewardship Saturdays. Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, to restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island.

Jan202018
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Just Add Snow! Snowshoe Walks

Learn how to use snowshoes, while discovering the wonderful world of winter ecology! 

Jan202018
Michigan History Museum - Fly-Tying Workshop

Learn from expert Jeff "Bear" Andrews. Fee, pre-registration required. Lansing.

Jan202018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Ice Fishing Try-It

Join us to learn about the basics of ice fishing. At 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Jan202018
Michigan History Museum - Wind River Screening and Discussion

Part of our Rock Your Mocs series. Lansing.

Jan202018
Ludington State Park - Guided Snowshoe Nature Walks

This guided snowshoe walk will highlight the park’s nature and history while traveling through stunning snow-covered sand dunes.

Jan202018
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Candlelight Ski

Enjoy an evening of cross-country skiing on a groomed trail illuminated by candles. 

Jan202018
Ludington State Park - Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe

Enjoy the crisp winter air during our free lantern-lit ski and snowshoe event. The lighted trail begins at the warming shelter and travels through the park’s beautiful snow-covered, forested sand dunes. 

Jan202018
Van Riper State Park - Lantern-Lit Snowshoe

Enjoy our 1.25 mile lantern-lit snowshoe trail.

Jan212018
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Removing invasive shrubs and vines from a high-quality natural area takes many hands! We’ll be targeting oriental bittersweet and several invasive shrub species, and we need your help.

Jan212018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Squirrel Appreciation Day

Join us to learn more about these curious critters and gain a new appreciation of them!

Jan212018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Introduction to Archery Class Begins

This five-week course will introduce children to archery in a safe and fun environment.

Jan242018
Mitchell State Park - Rod Building

This class will teach you the basics of how to make your own fishing rod. 

Jan252018
Learn517: Polymers and Design

For homeschoolers, ages 6 to 11. Fee, walk-in registration only. Michigan History Museum, Lansing.

Jan262018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Happy 181st Birthday, Michigan!

Featuring a Michigan-themed scavenger hunt with prizes. 

Jan262018
Waterloo Recreation Area - Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe

Embrace a Michigan winter with a free lantern-lit trail adventure.

Jan262018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Becoming an Urban Outdoors Woman: Archery 101 - FULL

The evening will include an introductory archery class and a hot cocoa bar, soft drinks and snacks.

Jan272018
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - Guided Snowshoe Hike

See Michigan's old-growth white pine forest under a blanket of deep snow! Pre-registration required. Hikes at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Grayling.

Jan272018
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 firewood.

Jan272018
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Volunteers will remove glossy buckthorn and other invasive species in order to help restore this fen wetland. Join in the fun!

Jan272018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Sledding with the OAC

Join us at the Outdoor Adventure Center for sledding at Milliken State Park. At 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. 

Jan272018
Michigan History Museum - Statehood Day 2018

Annual celebration of Michigan becoming a state.

Jan272018
Outdoor Adventure Center - StarLab with Oakland County Parks

This is your chance to learn a few legends of the sky as well as the common winter constellations inside Starlab, a portable, inflatable planetarium. At 11 a.m., 11:50 a.m. and 12:40 p.m. 

Jan272018
Ludington State Park - Guided Snowshoe Nature Walks

This guided snowshoe walk will highlight the park’s nature and history while traveling through stunning snow-covered sand dunes.

Jan272018
Outdoor Adventure Center - The Detroit River, My Backyard: A Personal Kayaking Perspective with Steve Lutsch, presented by Riverside Kayak Connection

Windsor native and kayak enthusiast Steve Lutsch will talk about his stories and experiences from the seat of a kayak.

Jan272018
Ludington State Park - Guided Snowshoe Nature Night Walk

This guided snowshoe night walk will allow visitors to explore the parks snow-covered sand dunes at night. Be sure to bring a flashlight or headlamp!

Jan272018
Fayette Historic State Park - Lantern-Lit Snowshoe, Hike, or XC Ski

Enjoy a lantern-lit trail open to snowshoers, hikers and cross-country skiers. A warm bonfire, marshmallows and hot cocoa will be provided.

Jan272018
Feb242018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lantern-Lit Snowshoeing and Cross-Country Skiing

Enjoy an evening of lantern-lit snowshoeing or cross-country skiing in the Porkies!

Jan282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Two different sessions available.

Jan282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Tree Care and Pruning Workshop with the Social Forestry Project

Learn about the proper tree maintenance and pruning techniques to create strong, healthy and beautiful trees.

Jan312018
Mitchell State Park - Rod Building

This class will teach you the basics of how to make your own fishing rod. 

Jan312018
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Wild Over Wednesday: Michigan Owls, Whoooo Are They?

Part of the Outdoor Adventure Center's WOW - Wild Over Wednesday program. Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, we're talking about Michigan owls.