Tag Archives: Childhood obesity

Bearcub Outfitters Family Hike, May 16th

Bearcub Outfitters Family Hike – FREE May 16th, 10 am Petoskey State Park Dress for the weather on this kid-friendly hike. Call 231-439-9500 for more information or to join their email list for cancellation information.

Great ways to get your kids outdoors and active

Get them off the screens and get them outside By Keith Kendrick  in Parentdish Apr 21, 2015 Getty Too often these days, children default to sitting in front of screens to interact with the virtual world rather than getting outside and experiencing it for real. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with playing on the computer orContinue Reading

Children and nature: Tips for renewing your kids’ interest in the outdoors

By Dr. Carla Gull, written in a community blog for The Elkhart Truth, Inside Outside Michiana. When her outdoors-loving son told her he didn’t like nature anymore, community blogger Carla Gull’s heart broke a little bit. However, she’s come up with some ideas that give children time, space and encouragement to enjoy it once more.Continue Reading

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

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