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Exploring Nature Programs at MI State Parks

Burt Lake State Park

Every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat
Afternoon and evening programs
Location: Burt Lake State Park in Indian River
Contact: 231.238.9392 or DNR website
Cost: Free programs; motor vehicle permit required for park entry
Family participation is encouraged.
Go Green!  Battling Bats!  Orienteering Treasure Hunt, Wonderful Water, Trees of Michigan, Owls – What a Hoot!, Who Wants to be a Naturalist? and more!

Petoskey State Park

Every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat
Afternoon and evening programs
Location: Petoskey State Park on M-119
Contact: 231.347.2311 or DNR website
Cost: Free programs; motor vehicle permit required for park entry
Family participation is encouraged.
Hummingbird Hike, Park Scavenger Hunt, Insect Safari, Super Snakes, Wet and Slimy Friends!, Night Hike, Green Machines, The Gift of the Whale, Dune Hike and more!

Oden Visitor Center – MI State Fish Hatcheries

Every Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat
Afternoon programs
Location: Oden Fish Hatchery Visitor Center on US31 in Oden, 5 miles north of Petoskey
Contact: 231.348.0998 or DNR website
Cost: Free programs; no entrance fee
Family participation is encouraged.
Big Lake Fishing!  Rails and Tails! Fluffy, fluffy, fluffy! Fishing at the Show Pond, Nature in Art, Animal Tracks, Fish Hatchery Guided Tours and more!

Young State Park

Every Mon, Tues, Thurs and Sat
Afternoon programs
Location: Young State Park
Contact: 231.582.7523 or DNR website
Cost: Free programs; no entrance fee
Family participation is encouraged.

Wilderness State Park

Every Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat
Afternoon and evening programs
Location: Wilderness State Park near Mackinaw City
Contact: 231.436.5381 or DNR website
Cost: Free programs; motor vehicle permit required for park entry
Family participation is encouraged.
Green Gardening, Nuisance Knapweed, Froggin’ Around, Miraculous Mammals, Rotten Log Hotel, What’s Cookin’?  Fish Olympics, Sensory Night Hike and more!