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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.

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.

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

A special exhibit about the Au Sable River. Lansing.

October
Oct192017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Rec 101 Intro to Paddling (weather permitting)

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!

Oct202017
Oct222017
Brighton Recreation Area - Harvest Festival Weekend

Enjoy a fun fall weekend full of festivities and crafts like t-shirt tie-dying, costume contest, pumpkin carving, trick-or-treating, a harvest festival dance, site decoration contest and more!

Oct202017
Oct222017
Algonac State Park - Harvest Festival (campers only)

Come camp and enjoy some festive fall fun. The Riverfront and Wagon Wheel campgrounds will be celebrating fall with activities like campsite decorating, trick-or-treating, arts and crafts and games.

Oct202017
Oct222017
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Fall Harvest Festival Weekend (campers only)

Ready for some fall family fun? Camp and enjoy the Halloween season with activities such as pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, a costume parade, raffles, trick-or-treating, campsite decoration contest, haunted barn and much more!

Oct202017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Sweetest Day Date Night SOLD OUT

Archery, craft cocktails, bonfires and even a hayride … for adults only!

Oct202017
Oct222017
Port Crescent State Park - Harvest Festival (Campers Only)

Camp and celebrate the harvest season with fun games and activities through out the weekend.

Oct212017
Belle Isle Park - Stewardship Saturdays

Our autumn stewardship Saturday project will include cutting invasive, non-native shrubs and stump treating them with herbicide to restore this special wet mesic flatwoods

Oct212017
Brighton Recreation Area - Brighton Trail Riders Association Fall Workbee

Help keep the trails and staging area looking great by joining the Brighton Trail Riders Association for their fall workbee! 

Oct212017
Algonac State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us restore lakeplain prairies and oak openings by removing invasive shrubs.

Oct212017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Oct212017
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.

Oct212017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate National Forest Products Week

Learn about the importance of trees and the fascinating ways that forests are used in our everyday lives.

Oct212017
Bay City State Recreation Area - Mother Nature's Halloween Trail

Animal actors will share  information about misunderstood wildlife, their shrinking wetland habitat and how they benefit man, as you take a guided hike along a pumpkin lit trail. 

Oct222017
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join us for a fun native wildflower seed collection workday.

Oct222017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Oct222017
Outdoor Adventure Center - OAC Cub Club

A special opportunity for our guests ages 3-5. 

Oct222017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

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

Oct242017
Oct262017
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Create a Cutting Board

Choose your woods; then glue a straight stick cutting board, sand and edge with a router. Take all three sessions to create a chevron design cutting board at no extra cost. The class is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day, October 24 through October 26, on all three days.

Oct252017
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW Wild Over Wednesday: Harvest

Come experience the wonders of autumn in Michigan at our harvest-themed Wild Over Wednesday. 

Oct272017
Oct292017
Hayes State Park - Hayes Haunting (campers only)

Hayes Haunting is a safe, fun-filled camping weekend. A different theme is picked each year and events are planned around that theme. Events include pumpkin decorating, various games for every age, campsite decorating, costume parade, trick-or-treating and so much more!

Oct282017
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

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

Oct282017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Oct282017
Michigan History Museum - 2017 Michigan Archaeology Day

Discover Michigan's past in what is found underground and underwater. Lansing.

Oct282017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Trick-or-Treat

Learn about some creepy and nocturnal things you can find in Michigan in autumn and meet some costumed characters with tricks and treats along the way! 

Oct282017
Outdoor Adventure Center - Halloween Animals

Come learn the truth about some of our most misunderstood animals.

Oct292017
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help collect seed from some of the later-blooming wildflowers like asters and goldenrods.

Oct292017
Brighton Recreation Area - SMOC Bishop Lake Orienteering

Join the Southern Michigan Orienteering Club and learn how to use a detailed topographic map to find check points around Bishiop Lake. Courses range from beginner-friendly to expert.

Oct292017
Wolf Lake Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Come learn how Wolf Lake raises millions of fish each year to stock in lakes and streams all around Michigan!

Oct292017
Outdoor Adventure Center - National Cat Day

Learn about Michigan's wild cats and make a feline track stamp to take home with you.