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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

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

2014 Petoskey Turkey Trot, Nov 27th

Join us in Petoskey for our 2nd Turkey Trot celebration that will consist of a 5K Run/Walk that will start and end at Pennsylvania Park downtown. View the race route here! With the sponsor assistance from Blue Cross Blue Shield, Fletch’s Buick GMC Audi, Bay Winds Federal Credit Union, Z93 and 9&10 News, The Grain Train and PrestonContinue Reading

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/  

12 Great Outdoor Winter Activities for Kids

Check out this link from the Appalachian Mountain Club for some ideas on what to do with your kids during the cold winter months ahead. www.outdoors.org/publications/outdoors/2012/kids/great-outdoor-winter-activities-for-kids.cfm

Bearcub Outfitters’ Family Hike, Aug 23rd

Bubbling Springs Conservancy Trail August 23rd 10am This will be a short and easy hike for all ages. Just a few miles from downtown Petoskey, this 15-acre preserve offers a short trail system and natural oasis for exploration. While enjoying a mix of mature upland hardwood forest and a swampy corridor with a small stream, tryContinue Reading

Kids Outdoors Otsego family hike, Aug 23rd

Saturday, August 23rd   10:00 to noon Aspen Park in Gaylord Join Kids Outdoors Otsego hiking along some shady trails, sunny meadows, and probably a stop at the pond.   It is a Gaylord City park, located at the east end of Commerce Blvd (the street that goes to the post office).    As usual, you’ll beContinue Reading

Geocache & Scavenger Hunt at Sturgeon River Preserve, Aug 16th

Aug 16th, 1-4:00 pm Family fun at Sturgeon River Preserve 3749 Whitmarsh Rd, Vanderbilt MI Nature Scavenger Hunt Nature Coloring Books Learn how to Geocache!  No experience necessary.  GPS units provided by HeadWaters Land Conservancy For more information contact Libby Benjamin, 989-731-0573, LBenjamin@headwatersconservancy.org

Perseid Meteor Shower Picnic, Headlands Dark Sky Park, Aug 12th

Time: starting at sunset, 8:54 p.m. Location: Dark Sky Viewing Area at Headlands Dark Sky Park Though the Perseids are diminished by nearly Full moonlight this year, we can think of no better way to spend an evening in Northern Michigan than beside the shores of the Great Lake, with moonlight on high and theContinue Reading