Thursday, June 2, 2011

Recreation 101 Summer Fun with the Michigan DNR


A quiet fishing moment at Holly State Recreation Area  Oct. 2010
photo by Jonathan Schechter
Looking for something to do that's fun and free and  oudoors and close to  home?  Consider the Michigan State Parks offering: Rec 101 Programs! From hiking, birding, and biking to kayaking, snorkeling and windsurfing - and nearly everything in between - you can learn new outdoor pursuits with all the gear, guides and good times included. Come conquer Michigan's woods and waters with your friends and family through these free events! New classes are added weekly, so check back to the DNR site frequenty or 'friend them'  at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources link on Facebook.

It all kicks off on June 4th with the Rec 101: Intro to Summer program at Holly State Recreation Area in Groveland Township, from 2-8 pm. Learn more than 15 different kinds of outdoor activities from the best outdoor pros in the state. Rain or shine, they will entertain you.  DNR Director Rodney Stokes and Secretary of State Ruth Johnson will both be there and officially declare summer open at 2 pm. Free ice cream for attendees, and a day your family will never forget. Events include but are not limited to outdoor survival skills, face painting, backpacking, disc golf, nature watching and fire building. Additional info can be obtained from 248-634-8811. Park is located at 8100 Grange Hall Road just east of Dixie Highway.
Visit the GO--Get Outdoors Calendar to find a Recreation 101 event near you. Don't forget to puchase your Recreation Passport auto sticker!,1607,7-153-10365-256544--,00.html


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