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  • Ford Field covid vaccine line 2021 Incident management team aids vaccination effort at Ford Field

    A massive effort to vaccinate people in the Detroit area against COVID-19 rolled out recently with mobile clinics and a clinic at Ford Field, where the Detroit Lions play football. The efforts have an assist from people who are used to jumping in and helping at a moment's notice - members of the ...

  • Historic marker Revisiting the historic Walker Tavern and tourism in the 1920s Irish Hills

    Built in 1832, the tavern served as a wayside inn, bar and post office for travelers on the "Old Chicago Road." In the 1920s, the tavern would find new life as a roadside tourist attraction, and in 1965 it became a Michigan state park.

  • Crocus Of spring and April showers

    A reflection on the slow arrival of spring.

  • Trilliums Exploring the path less traveled

    Blooming time for northern Michigan's three-petaled wild orchid, the trillium, is just around the corner. With this natural beauty in store, now is the time to start planning a getaway to the forest. Make lifetime memories while hunting for mushrooms, casting a line into a trout stream or ...

  • Check in Park rangers on the job

    Park rangers are responsible for protecting, preserving and enhancing Michigan's state parks and natural resources, while ensuring the safety and welfare of park visitors. Learn more about these important employees.