Tag Archives: growing up

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

Children in Nature Summer Program at Thorne Swift Nature Preserve

* Thorne Swift Children in Nature Program * Thursdays, July 10 – August 14 * 10:30 to noon * Exciting thematic children’s program entails a captivating story session at the fire circle, an outdoor nature activity, and fun crafts. * Dress for the weather! * Only cost is a $5 parking fee (waived for members ofContinue Reading

LTC and Bearcub Outfitters Kids’ Hiking Club Bird Walk

Petoskey Regional Audubon Society (PRAS), Little Traverse Conservancy and Bearcub Outfitters Kids Hiking Club are hosting a Bird Walk on July 5.  The walk begins at 9 a.m. at Spring Lake Park, and will be led by PRAS member, Mary Trout. This free, easy-going walk, will be along the boardwalk and bike path and willContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Adventure Naturalist Program (ages 9-12)

Ages 9-12. Registration begins June 9th, 2014 and is required. Call Sarah at 231-344-1018. Prorams offered Thursdays 10 am – 12pm.   Adventures in the Sky – June 26 Skyline Trail, Petoskey More than 800 acres of land and an elevation of more than 1,200 feet create dramatic views of the northern Michigan skyline. This sectionContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Knee-High Naturalist Program (ages 3-5)

Ages 3-5. NOTE: Registration for summer programs begins June 9, 2014. Registration required. Please call Melissa at 231.344.1004 Tuesday sessions: SPRING LAKE PARK, 10-11am and 1-2pm Thursday sessions: RESORT TOWNSHIP PARK EAST, 10-11am and 1-2pm These sessions include a story, short hike or activity, and more. Take home ideas/projects will be provided. June 24 and June 26 – Critter Camo Animals haveContinue Reading

Little Traverse Conservancy Junior Naturalist Program (ages 6-8)

Ages 6-8. Registration begins June 9th, 2014, and is required. Please call Sarah at 231-344-1018. Programs are offered twice on Wednesdays from 10-11:30 am and from 1-2:30 pm.   Pond Adventures – June 25 Spring Lake Township Park Discover the wonders that are in and around a pond! During this program we will be exploringContinue Reading

Family Nature Discovery Series by Little Traverse Conservancy

All ages. Registration Required. Call Melissa at 231-344-1004 This summer, the Family Nature Discovery Series will be held at the North Point Natural Area in Charlevoix and the Wisser-Saworski Nature Preserve in Boyne Falls. These programs are for families of any size or configuration to enjoy outdoor exploration and connect to our natural world. PleaseContinue Reading