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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


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

GKO’s Feb 2015 Newsletter

Visit our Facebook page to see this month’s Getting Kids Outdoors Newsletter!  https://www.facebook.com/pages/Getting-Kids-Outdoors/131034765920  

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

Kids Helmet Safety in Northern Michigan

By Jennifer Ritter on December 12, 2014 Children are adventurous by nature. Fun and play is their work, and for many the idea of fun also equals thrill! For children, teens and some adults, a “thrill” comes from doing something fast and maybe even a bit dangerous. This is normal human nature and shouldn’t beContinue Reading

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