Tag Archives: Childhood obesity

Snowshoe hike at Petoskey State Park, Mar 7th

Saturday, Mar 7th, 10 am to noon Snowshoe hike at Petoskey State Park with Getting Kids Outdoors own Maureen Stine. We’ll be looking for animal tracks and other sign of winter wildlife. Meet at main campground site (turn left at end of main road). Free cookies and hot chocolate. Please bring your own snowshoes.

The Great Northern Michigan Sled Hill Round Up for Kids Up North By Lissa Edwards on January 24, 2011 Seven sure fire Northern Michigan sledding winners are in this Northern Michigan sled hill round up for Kids up North. Jump on! Kiwanis Hill in Harbor Springs boasts some serious vertical, along with sled-shredding jumps alongContinue Reading

X-Country ski rentals in Indian River

Discover the exhilaration of gliding over the snow on a well-groomed trail along rolling, wooded terrain & dense pine forest.    Set your own pace from a relaxing adventure with friends and family to your own desired level of workout.  A wonderful, low-impact activity for the young to young at heart! We highly recommend “Wildwood HillsContinue Reading

NCMC Snowshoe with local NCTA Chapter, Feb 21st

Saturday, Feb 21st, 3pm The Jordan Valley 45 Chapter of the North Country Trail Association invites you to a 3 mile snowshoe hike in the North Central Michigan College Natural Area.  The hike will wind through the woods and pass by the beautiful Bear River.  A shorter 1.2 mile route is available.    BYO snowshoes. MeetContinue Reading

Winter Outdoor Fun Day, Feb 21st

Kids Outdoors Otsego Winter Outdoor Fun Day Feb 21st, 10 am to 1 pm Winter Outdoor Fun Day is for outdoor adventures and activities for families to enjoy in the winter.  It is for Children birth to eight, with their parents/ caregivers.  Older siblings are welcome too.     Parents are with their children at all times.Continue Reading


Check out the link below for all kinds of fun outdoor winter activities for kids of all ages! http://www.naturerocks.org/nature-rocks-winter-activity-guide-2014-15.pdf

Petoskey Winter Carnival, Feb 14th

Petoskey Winter Sports Park 2015 Winter Carnival 12:00 & 1:45 – 5 Star-Kobe 2nd Annual Winter Carnival Classic Game 1 – Char Em Division III Game 2 – Char Em Division II 12:00 Bumpjumping Competition 3:00 Youth Sledding Competition 6:00 Figure Skating Performance 7:00 Cardboard Challenge 8:00 Curling Demo http://www.petoskeydowntown.com/events/winter-events/winter-carnival

Healthy Lifestyle Tips for Kids

By Eliza Foster on January 13, 2015 The Grand Traverse Bay YMCA in Traverse City has been open at their new location for several months and they brought several of their popular programs to the new space when they moved, including the Youth WOW program. The program was established in 2009 and focuses on weightContinue Reading

10 Places to Cross Country Ski in Northern Michigan

By Eliza Foster at mynorth.com With snow finally accumulating around Northern Michigan, the groomed cross country ski trails are perfect! Strap on a pair of skis and take in the great outdoors up close as you glide along several groomed trails. From Traverse City to Boyne Falls, we’ve compiled a list of 10 places to cross country skiContinue Reading

Moonlight Snowshoeing

Written by Jim Joque Published on February 4, 2012   Clement C. Moore expressed it poetically in The Night before Christmas when he wrote, “The moon on the breast of the new-fallen snow gave the luster of midday to objects below.”  I think of this passage just about every time I snowshoe on a moonlitContinue Reading