Current DNR - All Events
July
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Jul242019
Wilderness State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at site 234 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting program.

Jul232019
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - The Timber Strike of 1937
Part of our Tuesday afternoon lecture series. Negaunee.
Jul232019
Jul272019
Indian Lake State Park - Annual Christmas in July Week

It's time for Indian Lake State Park's Annual Christmas in July Celebration.

Jul242019
Mann House - Wednesday Story Fun: Comets

A weekly summer reading program. Concord.

Jul242019
Sleepy Hollow State Park - AARP Grand Adventures - Archery

Bring your grandkids for some great fun this summer and participate in the AARP Grand Adventures program for hands-on instruction in archery, fishing and geocaching!

Jul242019
Silver Lake State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Outdoor Cooking

Join Bourne To Grill and The Other French Chef for this introductory program on outdoor cooking. Children and adults can come learn the basics of outdoor cooking over a campfire.

Jul242019
Island Lake Recreation Area - 2019 T-Rex Triathlon Series - Petrodactyl Sprint Triathlon - Centennial Event

This Wednesday evening triathlon features a .5 mile swim, 12.4 mile bike and finishes with a 3.1 mile run. Sign up for the T-Rex Series and compete for the series championship!

Jul252019
Jul262019
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Quilt Workshop
Learn how to quilt by hand - no experience required. Pre-registration required. Brooklyn.

Jul252019
Indian Lake State Park - Raptor Rehabilitation and Education

Chocolay Raptor Center Staff will be at Indian Lake State Park to present on rehabilitating injured raptors.

Jul252019
Straits State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at site 118 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting program.

Jul252019
Outdoor Adventure Center - WOW - Thrilling Thursdays: Outdoor Cooking

Complimentary admission from 6 to 8 p.m. This month, we're talking about outdoor cooking.

Jul252019
Indian Lake State Park - Indian Lake Honey Bee's

Join the Campground Hosts to view products and maybe taste Indian Lake Honey.

Jul262019
Jul282019
Waterloo Recreation Area - Horse' N Around Stables - National Day of the Cowboy

Horse' N Around Stables will be celebrating the 15th Annual National Day of the Cowboy all weekend long.

Jul262019
Jul282019
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Battery D Michigan Light Artillery Living History Civil War Encampment

Experience Civil War Army life as reenactors recreate the volunteer artillery unit organized at White Pigeon, Michigan, in 1861

Jul262019
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Iron Ore Heritage Trail Bike Tour, July 26

Enjoy the outdoors while discovering history. Fee; pre-registration required. Negaunee.

Jul262019
Dodge #4 State Park - Adaptive Kayaking and Water Skiing

Kayaking and waterskiing for people with disabilities.  

Jul262019
Seven Lakes State Park - Rec 101: Pheasant Friday

Join representatives from Pheasants Forever and learn about firearm safety and this organization's effort to restore the habitat for these beautiful birds.

Jul262019
Mann House - Walking Tour of the Village of Concord, July 26

Each tour features a changing selection of significant locations. Concord.

Jul262019
Indian Lake State Park - NWTF Intro to Turkey Hunting Clinic

Join us at site 128 as we team up with the National Wild Turkey Federation to provide families an introduction to turkey hunting program.

Jul262019
Indian Lake State Park - Crystal River Band Performance

Don't miss a great performance by the Crystal River Band.

Jul262019
Jul272019
Van Riper State Park - Archery 101

Certified archery instructors will be on hand to teach you the basics of archery.

Jul262019
Jul272019
Wells State Park - Christmas in July

It's Christmas in July at J.W. Wells State Park! Get in the holiday spirit on this festive park weekend and join in activities like Christmas-themed campsite decorating and a visit from Santa!

Jul272019
Belle Isle Park - MOTTEP LIFE walk/run - Centennial Event

The Gift of Life MOTTEP LIFE Walk/Run is the largest event promoting organ and tissue donation in the state of Michigan.

Jul272019
Yankee Springs Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 27

Volunteers can enjoy a beautiful walk along the North Country Trail and a nice morning in the prairie! We’ll work together to help protect this unique upland prairie by pulling spotted knapweed.

Jul272019
Grand Mere State Park - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 27

Enjoy a beautiful summer day at this nice reclaimed site! Volunteers will hand pull spotted knapweed and Canada thistle from the open areas allowing native flora to grow and thrive with Volunteer Steward Wayne G.!

Jul272019
Port Crescent State Park - Centennial Vintage Camper Show

There will be over 100 trailers to celebrate our Michigan state parks' 100th anniversary.

Jul272019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate our Pollinators: Saving our Monarchs - What Can You Do?

Join us for a short presentation on this beautiful black and orange butterfly, followed by a hike to Milliken State Park to conduct a monarch larva survey. 

Jul272019
Ludington State Park - Big Sable Point Bus Day

Multiple times each season, the Sable Points Lighthouse Keepers Association provides buses to take visitors to the lighthouse. Wheelchair accessible buses  will pick up visitors at the resident keepers’ house adjacent to the park office and transport visitors out to the lighthouse and back.

Jul272019
Leelanau State Park - Trail to Table - Michigan State Park Traveling Beer Dinner Series

Guided hikes will be led by State Park rangers and Merrell representatives. There will be two hikes you can choose from, a 4-mile hike and a 2-mile hike.

Jul272019
Palms Book State Park - Family Fun Day

A day of family fun at Palms Book State Park.

Jul272019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate our Pollinators: Life of a Honey Bee

Become a member of a honey bee hive and learn the different responsibilities and roles of a honey bee’s short life.

Jul272019
Hayes State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Geocaching

 Join Explorer Guide Bailey to learn all about Geocaching and get a hands on experience finding hidden caches using GPS coordinates. 

Jul272019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Hiking the Paper Trail

Join us as we hike through Milliken State Park with various stops and origami folds along the way, eventually creating an origami crane for you to take home.

Jul272019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Celebrate our Pollinators: Bike Ride to the Pollinator Garden at Keep Growing Detroit!

Join us on a short tour of Keep Growing Detroit's 2-acre farm located in the historic Eastern Market District along the Dequindre Cut greenway. 

Jul272019
Bald Mountain Recreation Area - Hot Dog Days of Summer

Support the Friends of Bald Mountain Recreation Area with their family-friendly summer fundraiser. Enjoy grilled hot dogs, chips and pop for sale at the park beach area.

Jul272019
Sterling State Park - Rec 101: Intro to Outdoor Photography

Come on out and learn the basics to outdoor photography. We will be going on a short walk to test out our skills. 

Jul272019
North Higgins Lake State Park - "Dollar-A-Day Boys"

A hilarious, toe-tapping tribute to the young men of the Depression-era Civilian Conservation Corps.

Jul272019
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Fort Wilkins 175th Anniversary Concert - Centennial Event

Take in a concert by the Dodworth Saxhorn Band on the parade grounds.

Jul282019
Bowers Harbor Boating Access Site - Traverse City Triathlon - Centennial Event

A beautiful course, professional race management, and great racing; this is one of Northern Michigan’s most memorable triathlons. See you at the start line! 

Jul282019
Pinckney Recreation Area - Volunteer Stewardship Workday, July 28

Help remove invasive plants like spotted knapweed, Japanese hedge parsley, mullein and hoary alyssum from special dry sand prairies and adjacent oak barrens.

Jul282019
Jul282019
Cambridge Junction Historic State Park - Farmers Market, July 28
Fresh produce, baked goods, crafts and more. Brooklyn.
Jul282019
Mitchell State Park - Bear Hunting Clinic, July 28

Learn the ins and outs of bear hunting with experienced hunters and experienced Department of Natural Resources educators.

Jul282019
Outdoor Adventure Center - Archery: Try-It!, July 28

This is your opportunity to learn more about archery. Two different sessions available.

Jul282019
Hoffmaster State Park - Trail To Table - Michigan State Park Traveling Beer Dinner Series (women only)

This is a ticketed event and will include a guided thru-hike by state park rangers and Merrell representatives. This event is for women only.

Jul302019
Michigan Iron Industry Museum - Pasties, Beer, Revolution and God
Part of our Tuesday afternoon lecture series. Negaunee.
Jul302019
Interlochen State Park - Lighthouse Rehabilitation Center Adaptive Paddling Clinic

Come enjoy an adaptive kayaking clinic where individuals with disabilities are invited to experience kayaking on Duck Lake.

Jul312019
Sleepy Hollow State Park - AARP Grand Adventures - Fishing, July 31

Bring your grandkids for some great fun this summer and participate in the AARP Grand Adventures program for hands-on instruction in archery, fishing and geocaching!

Ongoing DNR - All Events
04/01/19  —  12/01/19
Leelanau State Park - Virtual 5K Run/Walk

Participate in a fun Virtual 5K that will benefit the Friends of Leelanau State Park as they raise funds for new playground equipment. You can bike, run or walk anywhere in the world!

05/24/19  —  08/31/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hook, Line and Sinker Kids' Fishing

Fridays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Catch and release fishing for kids! 

05/27/19  —  09/02/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Family Scavenger Hunts

Available Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Borrow a backpack, get your list of questions and hit the trails!

 

05/27/19  —  09/03/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hatchery Tours

Tours begin at 10 a.m., noon and 2:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and at noon and 2 p.m. on Sundays. Find out how the DNR raises millions of fish each year for Michigan’s lakes, rivers and streams.

 

05/27/19  —  09/02/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Feeding Frenzy

Monday through Friday, 12:30 to 12:45 p.m. Join us as our critters get their lunchtime meal! 

 

05/29/19  —  08/28/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Hooked on Nature: Preschool Programs

Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Join us with your preschooler for a guided nature program followed by a craft. 

05/30/19  —  08/29/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Arrows Away Archery

Arrows Away will be offered Thursdays, May 30 to Aug. 29, at 5 and 6 p.m. Learn the basics of how to shoot a bow and arrow with this introductory course.

 

05/30/19  —  08/29/19
Proud Lake Recreation Area - Walking Forest Meditation and Yoga

Classes offered Thursdays, May 30 through Aug. 29 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Cost $5/person. Participants should meet at the Annex parking lot. Please note there will be no class June 6 (make up class offered June 5), July 4 and Aug. 15

06/02/19  —  10/20/19
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Eclipse Yoga will offer Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga classes on Sundays from 1-2 p.m. and Tuesdays from 6:30-7:30 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

06/02/19  —  10/20/19
Pinckney Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

Eclipse yoga will offer Paddlefit classes on Sundays from 12 -1 p.m. and Tuesdays from 5:15-6:15 p.m. starting June 2 - Oct. 20. There will be no classes on June 30, July 7 or Sept. 1. Cost is $25. Meet at Silver Lake. 

06/03/19  —  10/14/19
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga - Stand-up Paddleboard Yoga

Participants will paddle out, do an hour of yoga on the boards, and then paddle back in. Eclipse Yoga provides paddleboards and life jackets.

06/03/19  —  10/14/19
Island Lake Recreation Area - Eclipse Yoga Paddle Fit

There are intervals of paddling and HIIT type exercises. Classes last 1 hour. Some exercises are done on boards and some on the beach (depending on a variety of factors).

06/05/19  —  08/28/19
Muskegon State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

06/05/19  —  08/28/19
Mackinac Island - Governor's Summer Residence Tours

Explore the Governor's Summer Residence on Mackinac Island each Wednesday from June 5 to August 28. The docent-led tour lasts approximately 15 minutes.

06/06/19  —  08/29/19
Hoffmaster State Park - Serene Yoga Beach Series

June 5 - Aug. 28, 2019 Serene Yoga will host beach yoga classes on Thursday mornings from 10-11 a.m. $10 drop-in rate.

06/14/19  —  08/16/19
Fort Wilkins Historic State Park - Fort Wilkins 1870: A Living History Experience

Role-playing interpreters bring history to life for visitors at the 1844 fort.

06/15/19  —  09/07/19
Silver Lake State Park - Beach Yoga at the Lighthouse

June 15 - Sept. 7, 2019 Yoga classes will be offered Saturdays, from 9-10 a.m. Cost $10/person. Participants should meet at the Little Point Sable Lighthouse. 

06/15/19  —  08/18/19
Wolf Lake State Fish Hatchery - Muskie Madness Tours

Saturdays and Sundays only from noon to 1 p.m. Wolf Lake is the only fish hatchery in the state that raises muskie, a large predator fish found in Michigan. Learn how we raise them on these special, limited-edition tours. 

 

06/15/19  —  08/31/19
Bay City State Park - Music from the Marsh

Come enjoy a variety of artists on the Saginaw Bay Visitors Center's Outdoor Stage. Saturday evenings, June 15 through Aug. 31 from 7-8 p.m.

06/17/19  —  09/02/19
Mears State Park - Beach Yoga on Lake Michigan

From June 17 - Sept. 2, 2019 Kalon Arts and Yoga Company will offer vinyasa flow beach yoga, linking breath with movement  Monday - Friday from 9:30-10:30 a.m.

06/22/19  —  06/30/20
Michigan History Museum - Secret Lives of Michigan Objects

Explore what it means to collect and care for Michigan objects. Lansing.

06/22/19  —  08/31/19
Duck Lake State Park - Yoga

Duck Lake Yoga offered Saturdays throughout the summer from June 22- Aug. 31 at 9:30-10:30 a.m. Cost $10 per person.