Current DNR - All Events
January
Jan012020
Maybury State Park - First Day Hike

Kick off 2020 with a run, walk, ski, snowshoe event on the trails of scenic Maybury State Park in Northville.

Jan012020
Yankee Springs Recreation Area - First Day Hike

Join members of the Chief Noonday Chapter of the North Country Trail Association as they celebrate the new year with a hike on the North Country Trail.

Jan012020
Island Lake Recreation Area - First Day Hike

Ring in the new year with a hike along the recreation area's Hickory Ridge Hiking Trail. First Day Hikes are a great way to meet new people and kick off your 2020 outdoor adventures.

Jan 03 — 04
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Snowshoe Building Workshop

Sign up for this fun class and learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations.

Jan032020
Mitchell State Park - Jan. 3 Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Jan042020
Muskallonge Lake State Park - 20th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race

The 20th Annual Tahquamenon Country Sled Dog Race is an event you don't want to miss.

Jan042020
Leelanau State Park - Snowshoe in the Park

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

Jan042020
Rockport Recreation Area - Shoe Year's Hike

Start 2020 off on the right foot and join the Friends of Rockport and Besser Natural Area for a hike on the beautiful trails within Besser Natural Area.

Jan042020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 4, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Jan042020
Straits State Park - Stomp the Park

Ring in your new year with a self-guided lantern-lit snowshoe hike to watch the Mighty Mac light up!

Jan042020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 4, Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe

Enjoy the crisp winter air with a self-guided snowshoe hike or cross-country ski along a one mile loop of trail lit by kerosene lanterns.

Jan042020
Island Lake Recreation Area - Lantern-lit Hikes

Take part in a scenic Michigan winter wonderland with a lantern-lit trail adventure.

Jan052020
Fort Custer Recreation Area - Culver's Frozen Custer Fat Bike Race

Fun Promotions, LLC will host their annual Fat Bike Race to help support the South West Michigan Mountain Biking Association's winter grooming efforts.

Jan102020
Metamora-Hadley Recreation Area - Candlelight Cross-Country Ski

Enjoy an evening of candle-lit cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Jan102020
Mitchell State Park - Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Jan102020
Waterloo Recreation Area - Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Embrace a pure Michigan winter with a trail adventure on a .5 mile loop. Warm up by the campfire between laps.

Jan112020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Winter Scavenger Hunt

Get outside to enjoy winter with a scavenger hunt the whole family will enjoy!

Jan112020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Tours begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Find out how the DNR raises millions of fish each year for Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams.

 

Jan112020
Hoffmaster State Park - Gillette Visitor Center - Snowshoe Hike

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the beautiful wooded dunes of Hoffmaster State Park. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair from the park.

Jan112020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Just Add Snow! Family Snowshoe Walks

Discover the fascinating world of winter ecology an a guided snowshoewalk on our nature trails. Guided hikes begin at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Jan112020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 11, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Jan112020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 11, Evening Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests in the evening.

Jan112020
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Fly Tying 101

Learn the basics of tying flies at this introductory program. Pre-registration required.

Jan112020
Hartwick Pines State Park - Full Moon Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy the view of the full moon and night sky while hiking approximately 2 miles through unbroken snow to the campground and back.

Jan122020
Pinckney Recreation Area - Jan. 12, Volunteer Stewardship Workday - CANCELED

 Hankerd dry sand prairie and oak barrens is an ecologically valuable place that needs your help with the ongoing removal of invasive shrubs to keep it in good condition.

Jan122020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Explore It: 3D Target

Grow your love for archery in this fun, skill-building program. 

Jan 17 — 18
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Snowshoe Building Workshop

Sign up for this fun class and learn to weave a pair of traditional wooden snowshoes, similar to the ones Native Americans made for generations.

Jan172020
Mitchell State Park - Jan. 17, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Jan172020
Waterloo Recreation Area - Jan. 17, Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Embrace a pure Michigan winter with a trail adventure on a .5 mile loop. Warm up by the campfire between laps.

Jan172020
Van Riper State Park - Lantern Lit Snowshoe

Join us for a beautiful night in the snow - coffee, cocoa, and a light snack will be provided.

Jan182020
Hartwick Pines State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Guided snowshoe hikes into the old growth forest are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. Reservations required!

Jan182020
Hoffmaster State Park - Gillette Visitor Center - Snowshoe Hike

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the beautiful wooded dunes of Hoffmaster State Park. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair from the park.

Jan182020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 18 Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Jan182020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 18, Lantern-Lit Ski and Snowshoe

Enjoy the crisp winter air with a self-guided snowshoe hike or cross-country ski along a one mile loop of trail lit by kerosene lanterns.

Jan182020
Island Lake Recreation Area - Jan. 18, Lantern-lit Hikes

Take part in a scenic Michigan winter wonderland with a lantern-lit trail adventure.

Jan192020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery: Try-It!

This is your opportunity to give archery a try. Two different sessions available.

Jan192020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrating MLK

Join us for a volunteer opportunity where we will assemble Makerspace boxes that will be donated to a local organization.

Jan232020
Michigan History Museum - Learn517: In the Sky
For homeschoolers, ages 6 to 11. Fee, walk-in registration only. Lansing.
Jan232020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Thrilling Thursdays: Michigan Owls

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, join us to learn which owl species call Michigan home and what makes these nocturnal predators built for hunting in the dark. 

Jan242020
Mitchell State Park - Jan. 24, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Jan 25 — 26
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - New Moon Lantern-Lit Snowshoe Hike and Winter Getaway

Enjoy a winter getaway package at Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center that corresponds with Hartwick Pines State Park's New Moon Lantern-Lit Snowshoe Hikes. (Preregistration required for overnight stay only.)

Jan252020
Highland Recreation Area - Jan. 25, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Join ongoing efforts to restore this area to an open grassland.

Jan 25 — 26
Mitchell State Park - Hard Water School (Ice Fishing Class), Jan. 25-26

Learn how to set up equipment and how and where to fish to ice safety and rules and regulations. The main focus will be techniques for panfish, walleye and pike. 

Jan252020
Michigan History Museum - A Statehood Day Celebration

Celebrating Michigan's 183rd birthday - free admission, free parking all day! Lansing.

Jan252020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Science Olympiad Workshop: Wildlife Safari

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. Students will examine and explore the major fish groups of the Great Lakes.

Jan252020
Hoffmaster State Park - Gillette Visitor Center - Jan. 25, Snowshoe Hike

Join us for a snowshoe hike in the beautiful wooded dunes of Hoffmaster State Park. Bring your own snowshoes or reserve a pair from the park.

Jan252020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Young Explorers: Wetlands in Winter

Calling all kids ages 7-10 who want to get outdoors and explore our local nature and wildlife! This January we'll visit our wetland area at Milliken State Park to discover how our local wetland plants and wildlife spend the winter. 

Jan252020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 25, Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests.

Jan252020
Ludington State Park - Jan. 25, Evening Guided Snowshoe Hikes

Enjoy a guided snowshoe hike through Ludington State Park’s dunes and forests in the evening.

Jan252020
Fayette Historic State Park - Lantern-Lit Snowshoe, Hike, or XC Ski

Enjoy a lantern-lit trail open to snowshoers, hikers and cross-country skiers.

Jan252020
Hartwick Pines State Park - New Moon Lantern-Lit Snowshoe Hike

Enjoy a 1.25-mile snowshoe hike through the lantern lit, old growth forest.

Jan262020
Waterloo Recreation Area - Jan. 26, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Aid restoration efforts by cutting and piling glossy buckthorn, a terrible wetland invasive shrub.

Jan262020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Explore It: Skill Development

Grow your love for archery in this fun, skill-building program. 

Jan262020
Warren Dunes State Park - Jan. 26, Volunteer Stewardship Workday

Volunteers will help remove common privet, Japanese barberry, non-native honeysuckle and other misfit plants from the nature trail before they spread to the high dunes. 

Jan262020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Science Olympiad Workshop: Amazing Arthropods

This workshop is designed specifically for students competing in the Elementary-Level Science Olympiad. Students will examine and dig into the major arthropod groups.

Jan262020
Outdoor Adventure Center - Happy Birthday, Michigan

It's Michigan’s 183rd birthday! Come celebrate at the Outdoor Adventure Center. 

Jan312020
Feb022020
Ralph A. MacMullan Conference Center - MAEOE Wildlife Weekend

The DNR and the Michigan Alliance for Environmental and Outdoor Education have partnered to offer a fun learning experience that is perfect for anyone 18 or older who loves the outdoors and wants to learn more about our natural world.

Jan312020
Mitchell State Park - Jan. 31, Lantern-lit Snowshoe Hike

This winter enjoy a lantern-lit snowshoe hike along a portion of the Heritage Nature Trail. The short hike, about 1 mile, will have a campfire warming station and hot cocoa. 

Jan312020
Waterloo Recreation Area - Jan.31, Lantern-lit Ski and Snowshoe Hike

Embrace a pure Michigan winter with a trail adventure on a .5 mile loop. Warm up by the campfire between laps.

Ongoing DNR - All Events
06/​22/​19  —  06/​30/​20
Michigan History Museum - Secret Lives of Michigan Objects

Explore what it means to collect and care for Michigan objects. Lansing.

01/​04/​20  —  02/​29/​20
Outdoor Adventure Center - Wonderful Winter Outdoor Activity

Join us outside at the OAC for a fun winter activity, from ice fishing and snowshoeing to snow Pictionary and sledding. Saturdays, Jan. 4 through Feb. 29.

01/​04/​20  —  02/​29/​20
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Lantern Lit Ski Trail

Join the Park Interpreter for an easy one-mile looped lantern lit ski trail with a warming shelter, bonfire and refreshments through the winter wonderland of the Porkies with a wintery view of Lake Superior!

01/​11/​20  —  02/​22/​20
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Guided Snowshoe Hike

Join the Park Interpreter for a two hour, two-mile hike with a ride up the ski lift and a walk back down the hill with amazing views and snow covered forests!