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

Date:  October 21, 2017  
Time:  04:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Location: Bay City Recreation Area, 3582 State Park Dr., Bay City, MI 48706-1356

Contact: Saginaw Bay Visitor Center 989-667-0717

Actors Dressed up as native wildlife

Animal actors will share with visitors information about Michigan’s most misunderstood wildlife, their shrinking wetland habitat and how they benefit man, as you take a guided hike along a pumpkin lit trail. Download event flyer.

Visitors may come dressed in their “Halloween Best”.  Come prepared for the weather as most activities take place outside.  This is not a “scary” or “haunted” trail; but an enchanting, educational event for the young and young at heart.  Volunteer guides will conduct visitors along .3 mile paved trail. At 13 stations, high school animal actors will come out of the wetlands to share with visitors why man fears them, what makes them an important member of the wetland ecosystem and what they can do to help conserve their kind.  At the end of the trail hot refreshments for the entire family and at treat bag for each child is provided. Tour time 90 minutes.  Plan 2 hours from the time you begin your tour to end.

Visitors should come to the visitor center back porch to get in line for the trail tours.  Every 10 minutes a group leaves the visitor center with their guide.  For more information please contact the Saginaw Bay Visitor Center, email or call 989-667-0717


Please Note: The Michigan Department of Natural Resources makes every effort to provide the most up-to-date and accurate information on the web calendar. However, dates occasionally change and events may be canceled for any reason. Please call the unit hosting the event to confirm dates and times prior to your arrival.

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