Oct. 26 – Nov. 9
Below is a sampling of the family-friendly activities across the state for the next two weeks. For a full listing of events at state parks, visitor centers, hatcheries, museums and more, visit us at www.michigan.gov/dnrcalendar.
Watch out for goblins
The woods aren’t really haunted, but you’ll feel the thrills and chills at Indian Lake State Park’s Haunted Woods Walk on Saturday, Oct. 27, in Manistique. Ghosts and goblins are ready to give you a spook-tacular experience on the wooded trails. Bringing the kids? Don’t worry! Our ghosts and goblins are friendlier when little ones are around! Afterward, stop by the shelter for fireside refreshments. Learn more >>
Make your own snowshoes
There’s nothing quite like taking pride in making something yourself, and we’ve got just the thing that’s both practical and a good conversation-starter! Join us at Ludington State Park in Ludington on Oct. 26–27 to make your own snowshoes. You’ll learn how to weave your own pair, following a centuries-old Native American tradition. The best part is, when that first big snowfall comes, you’ll be ready to trek out there and enjoy it!Learn more >>
Listen to the music
It sounds too good to be true! On Sunday, Nov. 4, you’re invited to a free concert, free museum admission and free admission to a special exhibit,Put it on Paper at the Michigan Historical Museum in Lansing. The hourlong concert beings at 1:30 p.m. and is part of the Music at the Museum series in partnership with the Michigan State University College of Music. Learn more >>
Firearm deer season is just a couple of weeks away. Don’t miss your shot! Practice your aim at a DNR-managed shooting range. In the three weekends leading up to Nov. 15, our ranges are open extended hours, and from Nov. 1-15 we’re open seven days a week. Click on one of the ranges below for details.
- Ortonville Shooting Range (Ortonville)
- Pontiac Lake Shooting Range (Waterford)
- Rose Lake Shooting Range (Bath)
- Sharonville Shooting Range (Grass Lake)
Know before you go!
A $10 Recreation Passport is required for entry to Michigan state parks and recreation areas. If you don’t have one yet, visit www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport for details. Also, registration and fees apply to some of the above programs and events. Please be sure to click on each section’s links to learn more.
Link to MDNR web page