Tag Archives: Explorative Learning

Free Ice Fishing Clinic, Feb 14th

Free Ice Fishing Clinic at Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga Saturday, Feb 14th, noon to 4 pm Parents of school-age children (K-8) are invited to bring their children to Camp Pet-O-Se-Ga on the eastern shore of Pickerel Lake to participate in the free ice fishing clinic sponsored by Friends of the Oden Fish Hatchery. No one will needContinue Reading

Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend, Feb 14th & 15th

By MyNorth/Traverse Magazine Staff The Department of Natural Resources wants to remind everyone the annual Winter Free Fishing Weekend is scheduled for Saturday, February 14, and Sunday, February 15, 2015. That weekend, everyone – residents and non-residents alike – can fish Michigan waters without a license, though all other fishing regulations still apply. Michigan hasContinue Reading

Ice Fishing on Crooked Lake, Feb 22nd

Sunday, Feb 22nd, 10 am to noon. Enjoy ice fishing 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 17 or older willContinue Reading

Grateful Snowshoe Benefit, Feb 14th

Northwoods Family Nature Club Winter Shelter Event, Feb 1st

Sunday, Feb 1st, 10 am to noon Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, 5745 M-66 in East Jordan Come build a small igloo-style shelter from hundreds of homemade bricks of ice.  Collect empty, rinsed half-gallon cardboard milk or juice cartons and bring them along for this ongoing project. Walks around the property will be encouragedContinue Reading

Challenge Mountain Winter Festival, Jan 31st

Join in the winter fun on Saturday, January 31st from 11AM – 4PM!         Mark your calendar for the Challenge Mountain Winter Festival, a FREE community event with activities that are fun for all! Enjoy horse drawn sleigh rides (11AM – 1:30PM) Maneuver the trails on a dog sled (2PM – 4PM) Experience the thrill of skiingContinue 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

Torchlight Snowshoe Outing, Camp Daggett, Jan 31st

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

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

Snowshoeing Games

Written by Jim Joque Published on March 22, 2005 Basketball, volleyball, football or kickball, you name it and it can be played in the snow on snowshoes.  All you need is a little creativity and modification to the rules.  The bases were loaded and a large orange beach ball was being rolled on a beaten-downContinue Reading