Tag Archives: environmentally conscious

4th Annual Getting Kids Outdoors Spring Kickoff at Pondhill Farm, May 17th

May 17th, noon to 3 pm at Pond Hill Farm, rain or shine FREE, donations appreciated Get a free Passport to Adventure Receive a Certificate of Completion for bringing your completed passports GKO logo drawstring backpacks filled with door prizes and other goodies.  Our local businesses have been generous as always! 1 for $5, 2 for $4, 3 forContinue 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

Little Traverse Conservancy Eagle Eye Naturalist Program, Mar 10th

Round Lake Nature Preserve, 4-5:30 Registration required. Birds fascinate us with their colorful feathers, ability to fly and amazing adaptations. They live in every habitat of northern Michigan and are easier to locate and observe compared to many other animals. This program offers kids an opportunity to discover the intriguing lives of birds, their roleContinue 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.

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

Torchlight Snowshoe Outing, Camp Daggett, Feb 28th

Experience the solitude of the wilderness as you snowshoe by torchlight at Camp Daggett from 5 p.m. – 9 p.m. Afterward, come in from the cold for a cup of hot chocolate, freshly baked cookies and to warm-up by the crackling fire in camp’s beautiful main lodge.  This event is sponsored by Bearcub Outfitters toContinue 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

Big Bear Adventures Winter Rafting in Indian River

Guided Winter Raft Trips: Experience the breathtaking beauty and solitude of winter, while floating beneath a canopy of cedars and pines covered with freshly fallen snow. Since 2001, our knowledgeable staff has been guiding Rafts down the crystal-clear Sturgeon River on a fun and narrative 1½ hr trip, offering an excellent opportunity to see wildlifeContinue Reading

7 Northern Michigan Winter Destinations

By MyNorth/Traverse Magazine Staff on February 9, 2015 Check out 7 Northern Michigan winter destinations ranging from Marquette to Ludington, snow beauty satisfies like no other. Expand your winter spirit and take some days to enjoy these seven enchanting destinations. The feature was originally published in the February 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan’s Magazine.Continue 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