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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.

March
Mar022018
Hartwick Pines State Park - Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

 Meet at the contact station for a two mile guided hike through moon lit unbroken snow. A limited pairs of snowshoes are available to borrow.

Mar032018
Mar042018
Hartwick Pines Logging Museum - Snowshoe-Lacing Workshop

Make a great gift for yourself or someone special. Fee; pre-registration required. Hartwick Pines Logging Museum, Grayling.

Mar032018
Michigan State University - Quiet Water Symposium

More than 200 exhibits, speakers, demonstrations and travel writers are part of event.

Mar032018
Island Lake Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help remove autumn olive and other invasive shrubs from the Meadow unit, and help restore these prairies and adjacent woodlands!

Mar032018
Mitchell State Park - Free Ice Fishing Seminar and Youth Ice Fishing Derby

Seminar will cover everything from jigs and bait to floats and ice safety, plus rules and regulations. After the seminar concludes, we will move to the ice for more activities.

Mar032018
Outdoor Adventure Center - OAC Cub Club

Children ages 3-5 will enjoy story time, sing-alongs, crafts and hands-on nature experiences, both inside and out (weather permitting). 

Mar032018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Gardening for Birds: Berries, Bugs and Snags

Presentation by Rosann Kovalcik of Wild Birds Unlimited Nature Shop.

Mar032018
Mackinac State Historic Parks - Mackinac Island Twilight Turtle Trek

A lantern-lit ski and snowshoeing trek through some of Mackinac Island State Park's natural winter wonderland. 

Mar042018
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help stop oriental bittersweet and several invasive shrub species from invading this beautiful natural area.

Mar042018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Meet local author Jamie Ruthenberg

Books will be available for purchase and signing after the reading.

Mar042018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Exploring Archery Class

This one-hour class will teach the basics. Topics include range safety, rules, equipment, the 11 steps to shooting and arrow retrieval. All equipment is provided.

Mar042018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Spring Cleaning: Non-toxic Products You Can Make

Save money and protect the environment by learning how to make your own non-toxic cleaning products!

Mar092018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Becoming an Urban Outdoors Woman: Paint and Pour

Become the envy of your friends by painting a unique Detroit urban nature scene to take home and display with pride.

Mar102018
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.
Mar102018
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Glossy buckthorn and other invasive, non-native shrubs continue to slowly move into the Graham Lake Fen area. Let’s stop them in their tracks and protect this rare type of wetland.

Mar102018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Inaugural Lumberjack Pancake Run

Imagine seeing a live chainsaw carving, diving into a pile of pancakes covered in pure Michigan maple syrup and walking a fashion runway to show off your unique lumberjack style. These are all things you can expect to happen on this eventful day at the Outdoor Adventure Center. 

Mar102018
Leelanau State Park - Snowshoe in the Park

Enjoy a snowshoe hike around Leelanau State Park and the Grand Traverse Lighthouse.

Mar102018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Lumberjack Day

We will be celebrating all things related to the forests of Michigan – maple syrup, lumberjack skills, products of the forest, chainsaw artists in action and more!

Mar102018
Mar102018
Sleeper State Park - Candlelight Cross-Country Ski Run

Enjoy a fun evening of cross-country skiing on a groomed trail by candlelight, a crackling bonfire and hot cocoa.

Mar112018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Come out and help remove invasive black locust and other shrubs from this dry sand prairie and oak barrens.The work of volunteers will help make room for native plants.

Mar112018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

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

Mar112018
Outdoor Adventure Center - 'Benson's Adventures in Michigan' at the OAC

Presentation by Shannon Cooper-Toma and Tracy Foster, authors of "Benson's Adventures in Michigan."

Mar162018
Van Riper State Park - Lantern-Lit Snowshoe Trail

Enjoy our Friday night lantern-lit snowshoe trail.

Mar172018
Waterloo Recreation Area - G and G Gravel Bike Race

Choose between a 10-mile, 50K and 100K course that winds through the park's majestic 20,000 acres.

Mar172018
Belle Isle Park - Stewardship Saturdays

Our winter project will focus on cutting invasive shrubs, especially glossy and common buckthorn and honeysuckle, in order to help restore the wet mesic flatwoods on the island.

Mar172018
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to open grassland. Volunteers will be hauling and piling brush and stacking firewood.

Mar172018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Nature Journaling Try-It

What do you see when you look outside? In this hands-on workshop we’ll explore different methods of recording our nature observations. Classes at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.

Mar182018
Waterloo Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Help us remove oriental bittersweet and invasive shrubs from the higher quality areas of McClure woods.

Mar182018
Brighton Recreation Area - Nain Rouge Gaine

Lost Arrow Sports is excited to present this six-hour Rogaine (long orienteering event). Competitors will attempt to find the Nain Rouge (red dwarf) and ward him off.

Mar182018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Walking Up the Food Chain

Presentation by Leslie Science and Nature Center.

Mar222018
Learn517: Friendly Critters

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

Mar232018
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.

Mar242018
Mitchell State Park - Steelhead Clinic

Seminar will cover everything from jigs and bait to floats and ice safety, plus rules and regulations. After the seminar concludes, we will move to the ice, where the hands-on lessons will continue and the Youth Fishing Derby will kick off. 

Mar242018
Outdoor Adventure Center - National Puppy Day

Celebrate National Puppy Day with puppy-themed crafts and a pet adoption event.

Mar242018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Getting Started with Canoe Camping

Learn about some of the basics of getting started with canoe camping, including gear and canoeing skills for lakes and easy rivers.

Mar242018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Water Walkers: Protecting the Great Lakes

Interactive, child-focused presentation by author Carol Trembath.

Mar252018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It

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

Mar252018
Outdoor Adventure Center - 'A Beaver Tale: The Castors of Conners Creek'

Presentation by local author and illustrator Gerry Wykes. 

Mar282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Wild Over Wednesday: Maple Trees

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 maple trees.

Mar312018
Highland Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Volunteers will likely be pulling garlic mustard. Plants may be small, but they are many.

Mar312018
Mitchell State Park - Turkey Hunting Clinic

This “A to Z” class on how to hunt wild turkeys will cover everything you need to know to get started, including how to find a location, scouting, calling and gear to use.