Tag Archives: health

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

Bluestem Farm Hayride & Potluck, Aug 16th

Saturday, Aug 16th 5:30 – 7:30 pm Meet the farmers and get an up-close look at the animals, vegetable gardens, woods, and fields that make up Bluestem Farm, and share a potluck meal. Families welcome. Free. Like farming, this hayride happens rain or shine, but there’s a big barn for cover if the weather’s notContinue Reading

The Outfitter’s Kids’ Paddle Camp, Jun 23 – Aug 14

Kayaking and Paddleboarding 4-Day Sessions for Ages 9-12 years Looking for a unique experience and learning opportunity for your child this summer? Kids’ Paddle Camp is a great way for youth to get out on the water while learning a lifelong skill! Our focus is on big fun and paddling skills in a positive learningContinue Reading

Petoskey YMCA Day Camp 2014

CAMP PET-O-SE-GA DAY CAMP 2014   |   JUNE 16 to AUGUST 22, 2014 Memories are made ever day at camp PET-O-SE-GA! Making new friends, learning new skills, understanding more about the natural world and each other is what Camp PET-O-SE-GA is all about. Campers will be divided into groups by ages with activities appropriate toContinue Reading

Bluestem Farm Hayride & Potluck , Jun 21st

Saturday, June 21st 5:30 – 7:30 pm Meet the farmers and get an up-close look at the animals, vegetable gardens, woods, and fields that make up Bluestem Farm, and share a potluck meal. Families welcome. Free. Like farming, this hayride happens rain or shine, but there’s a big barn for cover if the weather’s notContinue Reading

A Big Pile of Fantastic Ideas to Get Kids Outside Making and Doing This Summer

By JESSICA LAHEY May 22, 2014 It’s May, time for teachers to revisit their bookshelves and think about summer reading selections. This year, I’m considering a different kind of summer reading for my kids, books that will inspire them to head outside and make, do and create.  My younger son, Finn, likes these sorts ofContinue Reading

National Get Outdoors Day

Saturday, June 14, 2014 Participants from federal agencies, nonprofit organizations and the recreation industry are again teaming up to host the 6th annual National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day) to encourage healthy, active outdoor fun at sites across the nation. On Saturday, June 14, 2014, these diverse partners will offer opportunities for American families toContinue Reading

Beyond the Harvest: Five Ways Gardens Support Your Health

Garden produce provides nutritional benefits, but the very act of digging in the dirt nurtures mind, body, and soul. ExperienceLife.com By Jill Metzler Patton / May 2014 What if some of life’s greatest truths could be revealed by caring for a plot of vegetables? What if much of what we need for well-being could beContinue Reading

National Trail Days 2014, Jun 7th