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Ice Fishing on Crooked Lake, Feb 22nd

Sunday, Feb 22nd, 10 am to noon. Enjoy the DNR’s Free Fishing Weekend with Getting Kids Outdoors own Maureen Stine. All equipment will be provided. Free cookies and hot chocolate also provided. Meet at the Little Traverse Township Boat Launch right on US31 Crooked Lake, across the street from the train cars. Any adult 17Continue 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

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Saturday, Dec. 20 6:30 to 8:30 pm Guest House “The Meteor Shower of the Great Bear” As the Ursid Meteor Shower peaks overhead and the constellation Perseus comes to its highest place in its nighttime trek, cultures around the world celebrate the standing still of the sun with its mysteries. Tonight we will count shootingContinue Reading

Raven Hill Discovery Center – free for families Dec 13th

FREE (Families Reaching Educational Excellence) 2nd Saturday Series: A Family Affair Noon to 4 Free admission for families.  Please no groups or organizations.   Families can explore the hands-on museum and animals indoors and enjoy the outdoor exhibits as weather permits. Questions? 231.536.3369 | 877.833.4254 | info@ravenhilldiscoverycenter.org

Sleigh rides and holiday cheer at McGulpin Point & Heritage Village, Dec. 6-7

Mackinaw City parks partner to share holiday cheer during ‘Christmas in Mackinaw’ weekend A magical holiday scene awaits visitors each year to McGulpin Point Lighthouse in Mackinaw City, which reopens for two special days each December to host a holiday open house on the Straits of Mackinac. The open house at McGulpin Point Lighthouse willContinue Reading

LTC Snowshoe Outings, Dec 2014

This early snow has prompted our education coordinators to start snowshoeing early! An impromptu series of snowshoe outings has been planned for the first three weeks of December! This program is geared towards school age youth and their adult chaperones. A limited number of snowshoes are available, so please call ahead if you’d like to borrow some.Continue Reading

Headlands Dark Sky Park

Saturday, Nov. 22 7 to 9 pm Guest House “Thanksgiving New Moon Stargaze” Tonight we will explore the winter constellations, hear their tales and make ready for the best stargazing tips and gear for the end of the year.

Looking for Christmas gift ideas to get your kids outside this winter?

May of these items can be found locally at Rocking Horse Toy Co.  Supporting local businesses is good for you AND your kids.  www.parentables.howstuffworks.com/slideshows/nesting/10-awesome-outdoor-toys-winter-fun/  

Winter Survival Strategies for a Grouse, a Weasel and a Flea

By Cara McDonald on February 24, 2014 We take a look at two animals and an insect for clues to how life in the wild makes it through a long, cold winter in Northern Michigan. Hibernation? Forgettaboudit. Surviving  the bitter cold of Michigan winters requires pluck, resistance—and strategy, strategy, strategy. Whether it’s plummeting into snowbanks,Continue Reading