Michigan's Great Outdoors

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  • coyote standing in snow Get SMART about Michigan's urban coyotes

    Many suburban and urban Michigan residents have had an encounter with a coyote. Coyotes can be found everywhere – forests, fields, farmlands, backyards, neighborhoods and cities. The DNR offers a few reminders for those who have seen a coyote in their neighborhood.

  • A picturesque section of the 5-mile RiverWalk at William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor. Outdoor recreation in the heart of the Motor City

    When it comes to good health, Detroit may have just what you need. It’s widely known that outdoor recreation - or just spending time in green spaces - is linked to improved physical, emotional and mental well-being, and the Motor City has an abundance of these healthy, outdoor opportunities available.

  • A visitor views petroglyphs at Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park in the Lower Peninsula. Improvements at Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park connect visitors with Native culture

    Located in the northwestern corner of Sanilac County, the 240-acre Sanilac Petroglyphs Historic State Park is one of the few sites of its kind in the Great Lakes region. Petroglyphs are carvings on rock, in this case, made by people who lived in the area long before Europeans arrived. The park features an outcropping of Marshall sandstone with more than 100 petroglyphs carved into its surface by Native people.