Current Classes & Workshops
April
Apr042018
Sep192018
Holly Recreation Area - Black Ace Disc Golf Singles League

Join the Black Ace Disc Golf Club's Sanctioned Singles league. This is an 18 hole Professional Disc Golf Association (PDGA) sanctioned league.

May
May262018
Sep082018
Silver Lake State Park - Beach Yoga at the Lighthouse

Classes offered Saturdays, May 26 through Sept. 8 from 9-10 a.m. Cost $10/person. Participants should meet at the Little Point Sable Lighthouse. 

June
Jun052018
Aug302018
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

Serene Yoga will be hosting a Beach Yoga Series June 5 - August 30. Classes will be held Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10 to 11 a.m. $15 drop-in rate.

Jun062018
Aug292018
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

Serene Yoga will hosts a Beach Yoga Series June 6 - Aug. 29. Classes will be held Wed. mornings from 10-11 a.m.  and Wed. evenings from 7-8 p.m. $15 drop-in rate.

Jun152018
Aug102018
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Archery In the Park

Archery Program is offered on Fridays June 15 through Aug. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon.  (No program July 13.)

Jun182018
Sep032018
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga on Lake Michigan

Kalon Arts and Yoga Company offers vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement on Monday through Friday June 18 through Sept. 3 from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Jun212018
Aug302018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga is a fun way to experience yoga outdoors. Classes offered Thursday evenings and Sunday mornings starting June 21 - Aug. 30

Jun302018
Aug252018
Dodge #4 State Park - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Stand-Up Paddle Board (SUP) Yoga is a fun way to experience yoga outdoors. Classes offered every other Saturday starting June 30 - Aug. 25 from 9 to 10:15 a.m. 

July
Jul012018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Creative Ice Cream Flavors Day

Join us to create some yummy ice cream concoctions.

Jul012018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Exploring Archery Class, July 1

This one-hour class offers an opportunity to learn about the sport of archery, covering range safety, rules, equipment, the 11 steps to shooting and arrow retrieval.

Jul012018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Canada Day

Drop by our discovery table to learn more about how you can go and visit some of Canada's hidden natural wonders.

Jul012018
Silver Lake State Park - Sunset Glow in the Park: Yoga After Dark

Adventure into an illuminated, evening beach yoga practice with Cindy Beth at the beautiful, red brick Little Sable Point Lighthouse.

Jul032018
Sterling State Park - 21st Annual River Raisin Independence Day Festival and Fireworks

Join us as Monroe County celebrates our nation's independence on the beautiful shores of Lake Erie. This festival includes food vendors, live music and a breathtaking fireworks show at dusk.

Jul032018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit Demo

Ever wanted to try stand-up paddle boarding but weren’t sure where to start?  Eclipse Yoga is offering a free PaddleFit Demo to get you started on the board.

Jul032018
Twin Lakes State Park - Lighted Boat Parade

Come to Twin Lakes State Park for a unique Independence Day tradition! Join in a lighted boat parade on Lake Roland or just enjoy the show from our day use area!

Jul032018
Jul042018
Wells State Park - Fourth of July Celebration

Celebrate Independence Day at Wells State Park! Festivities include a flag celebration, bike parade and games for the kids!

Jul042018
Leelanau State Park - Fireworks-Free Fourth of July and Pancake Breakfast

Enjoy a quiet Fourth of July weekend without the sights and sounds of large firework displays.

Jul042018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Independence Day Bike Parade (campers only)

Join us for this fun annual Fourth of July tradition as we parade through the campground!

Jul042018
Cheboygan State Park - July 4th Bike Parade (camper only)

Celebrate Independence Day with a festive bike parade through the campground.

Jul042018
Baraga State Park - Fourth of July Festivities
Celebrate Independence Day at Baraga State Park! Festivities include a children's bike parade, activities and games on July Fourth!
Jul042018
Grand Haven State Park - Fourth of July Bike Parade (campers only)

Celebrate Independence Day! Campers are invited to decorate their bikes, strollers, scooters and wagons to join in on a fun parade around the campground.

Jul042018
Mears State Park - Fourth of July Bike Parade

Help celebrate Independence Day by showing off your red, white and blue! Decorate your bike, scooter, wagon or stroller and parade around the campground.

Jul042018
Burt Lake State Park - Fourth of July Bike Parade (campers only)

Campers are invited to our Annual Fourth of July Bike Parade. Participants should begin bring their decorated bicycles, wagons, strollers and shoes to the campground host site.

Jul042018
Lakeport State Park - Kids Fourth of July Bike Parade (campers only)

Celebrate Independence Day by joining us for our annual children’s bike parade.

Jul042018
Twin Lakes State Park - Fourth of July Parade and Picnic

Come to Twin Lakes State Park to celebrate Independence Day with a parade and picnic! 

Jul042018
Van Riper State Park - Fourth of July Jubilation

Bring your family to our annual celebration of the red, white and blue. The day will consist of fun educational and patriotic programs, as well as a bike parade and minnow races!

Jul042018
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Reading of the Declaration of Independence
Celebrate Independence Day with a reading of the Declaration of Independence by the Fort Wilkins Role Players. 
Jul062018
Mitchell State Park - Caring for Wildlife

Join John Rodgers from the Wildlife Recovery Association and see all of the interesting animals he brings with him.

Jul072018
Wilson State Park - 4th of July Celebration (campers only)

Camp over the Fourth of July weekend and enjoy kids games, crafts, a bike parade and a horseshoe tournament.

Jul072018
Grand Mere State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 7

Volunteers will hand pull spotted knapweed and sweet clover from the open areas allowing native flora to grow and thrive!

Jul072018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Hop-a-Park Day

Celebrate the warm weather of July by learning about your local parks.

Jul072018
Aug182018
Island Lake Recreation Area - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Join Eclipse Yoga for stand-up paddleboard yoga classes every other Saturday starting July 7 - Aug. 8

Jul072018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Take a Hike!

Join us for a nature hike through Milliken State Park and down the Dequindre Cut.

Jul072018
Harrisville State Park - Smokey Bear Visits Harrisville

Visit with Smokey Bear in the park campground, participate in the annual kid’s parade in the resort town of Harrisville and watch fireworks from the park's beach.

Jul072018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Exploring Archery Class, July 7

This one-hour class offers an opportunity to learn about the sport of archery, covering range safety, rules, equipment, the 11 steps to shooting and arrow retrieval.

Jul072018
Outdoor Adventure Center - International Plastic Bag Free Day

Join us for a class on how to turn your old T-shirts into reusable grocery bags.

Jul082018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It, July 8

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

Jul082018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Plants and Pollinators

Join us for a walk along the Dequindre Cut to observe and identify our Michigan native wildflowers.

Jul112018
Jul132018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Michigan Mammals Week

We'll highlight a few of the mammals that call Michigan their home and learn what makes them special.

Jul122018
Jul132018
P.J. Hoffmaster State Park - Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic (campers only)

Join us at the campground activity field as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families with an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jul132018
Bay City State Park - Rec 101 Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds. 

Jul142018
Baraga State Park - Kayaking 101 and 102
Learn the basics of kayaking and try out kayaking on Keweenaw Bay! Kayaks and life jackets will be provided. Intermediate level paddlers can join us for a paddle to the sloughs for a wetlands program!
Jul142018
Ionia State Recreation Area - IHTA Forbidden Trails Ride

Join the Ionia Horse Trails Association (IHTA) for their second annual Forbidden Trails Ride.

Jul142018
Muskegon State Park - Sand Castle Contest

The Muskegon Friends Movement is hosting a Sand Castle Contest Fundraser to benefit their Playground and Trail Fund.

Jul142018
Sleepy Hollow State Park - Youth Outdoor Adventure Day

Come enjoy a variety of outdoor activities including archery, disc golf, stand up paddle boarding, pellet gun shooting and virtual hunting.

Jul142018
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Rec 101: Intro to RC Airplanes

Learn how to fly radio controlled airplanes with the Skymasters RC of Michigan, a local group dedicated to this fun activity that's fun for any age. 

Jul142018
Mitchell State Park - Logging in Michigan

Join Mike LeValley, from the Isabella County Conservation District, and learn about Michigan's fascinating logging history.

Jul142018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Michigan Mammals Week: Track Casting

Learn more about mammal tracks and why we might study them and make your very own mammal track
casting to take home.

Jul142018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Game Day!, July 14

Join us on the lawn for outdoor games, activities, and information about local parks and recreation opportunities.

Jul152018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Gummy Worms Day

Learn about different types of worms and what they do to help us all out, get a chance to observe some
worms up close and and take home a gummy worm snack too!

Jul152018
Warren Dunes State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 15

Come help protect the critical dune ecosystem from encroaching spotted knapweed! Volunteers will pull this noxious weed to support habitat for pitcher’s thistle.

Jul152018
Outdoor Adventure Center - World Snake Day

Learn a bit about our state's native snakes and get a chance to meet Michigan's largest species of snake, our gray rat snake.

Jul172018
Sleepy Hollow State Park - AARP Grand Adventures - Birdwatching

Bring your grandkids for some great fun this summer and participate in the AARP Grand Adventures program for hands-on instruction in archery, fishing, geocaching and more!

Jul182018
Interlochen State Park - Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center Adaptive Paddling Clinic

Come enjoy an adaptive kayaking clinic where individuals with disabilities are invited to experience kayaking on Duck Lake.

Jul192018
Harrisville State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Archery

Come learn basic archery from history to hands-on target shooting.

Jul202018
Jul252018
Cheboygan State Park - Holiday in July (camper only)

The park may start looking a little bit like the north pole during its Holiday in July celebration. Enjoy five fun-filled days of crafts, campsite decorating and a costumed bike parade. 

Jul202018
Jul212018
Waterloo Recreation Area - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us near the beach bathhouse as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jul212018
Maybury State Park - Coffee with the Park Supervisor

Come share a cup of Joe with Maybury staff to learn about the park, ask questions and get information on events and programs.

Jul212018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Happy 3rd Birthday OAC!

Come celebrate our third birthday with lots of fun and games, plus treats.

Jul212018
Algonac State Park - Horseshoe Tournament

Come compete in a family friendly horseshoe tournament. Open to anyone with a two-person team and horseshoes. Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams!

Jul212018
Jul222018
Hartwick Pines State Park - Woodshavings Days

Join woodcarvers, blacksmiths and other artisans as they demonstrate how they make their crafts.

Jul212018
Jul222018
Leelanau State Park - Autism Awareness Weekend

Light it up BLUE for Autism! The Grand Traverse Lighthouse Museum is a family-friendly, designated site raising awareness for autism. Enjoy special tours and sensory-friendly activities.

Jul212018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Get Hooked on Fishing!

Join us for some morning fishing on the Detroit River!

Jul212018
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Hot Dog Days of Summer

Support the Friends of Bald Mountain Recreation Area with their family-friendly summer fundraiser. Enjoy grilled hot dogs, chips and pop for sale down at the park beach area.

Jul212018
Mitchell State Park - Outdoor Cooking

Join friends member and former park supervisor, Larry Solce, as he shares delicious recipes and various methods of outdoor cooking. 

Jul212018
Outdoor Adventure Center - "Scat"urday Night Live

Join us on Facebook live as we highlight an urban animal and discuss how to identify them through the signs they leave behind.

Jul212018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Bruin Lake Family Fun Dance (campers only)

Our campground host dances better than all other campground hosts! Bring your best moves and get jiggy with it at the Bruin Lake Family Fun Dance!

Jul222018
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Eagle Harbor Life Saving Station Open House

Come and visit the life saving station at Eagle Harbor! The museum will be having an open house and the U.S. Coast Guard will have their boat onsite for tours.

Jul222018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - U.P. Stepping Stone in Stained Glass

Make your own stepping stone with an Upper Peninsula (or any other) design using cut glass!

Jul222018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery Try-It, July 22

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

Jul222018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Porcupine Day

Stop by our porcupine table to learn more about these generally solitary and nocturnal mammals.

Jul222018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Saving our Monarchs: What Can You Do?

Join us for a short presentation on this beautiful black and orange butterfly, followed by a hike to Milliken State Park to conduct a Monarch larva survey.

Jul242018
Jul252018
Wilderness State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at the Pines Campground behind site 209 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jul252018
Sleepy Hollow State Park - AARP Grand Adventures - Mammals and Geocaching

Bring your grandkids for some great fun this summer and participate in the AARP Grand Adventures program for hands-on instruction in archery, fishing, geocaching and more!

Jul252018
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Wild Over Wednesday: Camping

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, we're talking about camping and giving you a chance to practice setting up tents, cooking outdoors and more.

Jul262018
Straits State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at campsite 118 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jul272018
Jul292018
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Battery D Michigan Light Artillery Living History Civil War Encampment

Experience Civil War Army life during the Battery D Civil War Encampment at Fort Wilkins Historic State Park! Historical actors will recreate the volunteer artillery unit organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, in 1861.

 

 

 

 

 

Jul272018
Indian Lake State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at campsite #128 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families with an introduction to turkey hunting.

Jul272018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Wild Game Night at the OAC

This event will include introductory archery instruction and practice, followed by a wild game cooking demonstration and delicious appetizer tasting with drinks.

Jul272018
Jul292018
Waterloo Recreation Area - Horse' N Around Stables Moonlight on Horseback

Horse' N Around Stables is offering visitors the chance to enjoy a magnificent guided moonlight ride through the picturesque trails of the park on horseback.

Jul272018
Jul282018
Baraga State Park - Christmas in July
Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend! Activities include a bike parade, games, prizes, crafts, campsite decorating and photos with Santa. 
Jul272018
Jul282018
Wells State Park - Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July at J.W. Wells State Park! Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend and join in activities like Christmas-themed campsite decorating and a visit from Santa!

Jul282018
Silver Lake State Park - Keep It Clean in 18 Summer Clean Up

This event is open to anyone that is interested in helping the Silver Lake Recreation Association Clean up the Silver Lake State Park ORV Area.

Jul282018
Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park - Stitching and Dyeing the Shibori Way

Join instructor Heidi Bukoski to create an attractive sampler piece using shibori, a stitching and binding technique that the Japanese have used for nearly 1000 years.

Jul282018
Grand Mere State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 28

 Help keep this restored area pristine by hand pulling spotted knapweed and sweet clover! 

Jul282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Talk in an Elevator Day

We will have nature-conversation starter ideas in the elevator and throughout the building to help you
get to know people better!

Jul282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Game Day!, July 28

Join us on the lawn for outdoor games, activities, and information about local parks and recreation opportunities.

Jul282018
Mitchell State Park - All About Raptors

The staff from Outdoor Discovery Macawata Greenway presents a program on raptors. Come see these majestic birds up close!

Jul282018
Pinckney Recreation Area - Bean Bag Challenge (campers only)

Bean bag, also known as corn hole, is easy and fun to play. Come see which of your friends has a winning arm!

Jul282018
Port Crescent State Park - Vintage Camper Show

Campers and day-use visitors are invited to tour more than 90 vintage campers and RVs at Port Crescent State Park.

Jul282018
Outdoor Adventure Center - World Nature Conservation Day

Join us at the OAC to learn about some of our conservation success stories here in Michigan.

Jul282018
Palms Book State Park - Family Fun Day

A day of family fun at Palms Book State Park.

Jul292018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Hunters of the Sky

Join the Leslie Science and Nature Center as they share the fascinating characteristics behind Michigan’s birds of prey and why these predators play such an important role in our ecosystem.

Jul292018
Outdoor Adventure Center - Introduction to Archery Course Begins

This five-week course will offer a more in-depth archery experience in a safe and fun environment.