Dates: June 26, 2015, July 3, 2015, July 17, 2015, July 31, 2015, August 14, 2015, August 28, 2015 and September 4, 2015
Time: All events start at 4:30 p.m.
Location: Meet at the furnace at Bay Furnace Campgrounds for all events. Bay Furnace Campground is located in Alger County, about 3 miles west of Munising on Highway 28, at the village of Christmas, across from the Kewadin Casino.
Description: Live Bird Presentations presented by the Hiawatha Interpretive Association & Chocolay Raptor Center.
Dates: June 15th through September 7th (Daily tours)
Times: 10:00 a.m.
Description: The Hiawatha National Forest offers walking tours to the Grand Island Harbor Rear Range Light. Tours run daily beginning June 15th through September 7th. Meet your guide at 10:00 a.m. at the lighthouse pull-off located in the town of Christmas, along highway M-28 west of Munising just past the "Welcome to Christmas" sign. Parking is limited and the turnout is sandy. Use caution and park at your own risk.
For More Information: Contact the Munising District Rangers Office at (906) 387-2512.
Dates: June 19th; July 10th and 24th, and August 7th and 21st
Time: 4:30 p.m. Meet at the furnace ruins at Bay Furnace.
Description: Join musher and Yooper Carl Henson along with his trusty lead dog, as we learn what it takes to lead a dog team and how dogs have shaped life in Michigan's Upper Peninsula over the centuries.
For more information: Call the Munising Ranger District at (906) 387-2512
Dates: June 27th; July 11th; July 25th, and August 8th
Time: 9:00 p.m.
Description: Learn about bat habitat and participate in use of Anabat echolocation technology as we listen for bats while enjoying a light hike through the AuTrain Songbird Trail. Please dress appropriately for the weather. Meet at 9:00 p.m. in the parking lot adjacent to the Songbird Trail.
Afternnon Program 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Plant Foraging
Description: Join a Forest Service Naturalist for a morning or afternoon program. Kids 7 years and up will learn a little bit about outdoor living right at the campground. Programs are free to the public (although camping and day use fees are enforced). No need to reserve a spot, just meet by the boat launch restrooms ready for a day outside! Wear sunscreen and a hat, bug spray for mosquitoes, let a friend or relative know where you're going and when you'll be back. Be a courteous, considerate camper.
Date: Saturday, July 18, 2015 Time: 1 p.m. - about 4 p.m. Location: Peninsula Point Lighthouse grounds, Stonington Peninsula. From Rapid River, drive 2.4 miles east on US-2 to County Road 513. Turn right (southwest) on CR513 and drive 17 miles to the RV parking lot. Note that the last 3/4 mile of the road to the light is narrow and will NOT accommodate RVs or trailers. A parking lot for RVs is available. Description: Located on the southern tip of the Stonington Peninsula, the Peninsula Point Lighthouse played a vital role in the safe passage of goods and people from 1866 to 1936. Blue Water Rambers will present a concert of Great Lakes folk music. Forest Service staff will provide educational programs. For more info: Call the US Forest Service at 906-474-6442.
Description: Knowing what animals you may encounter during your stay at the Hiawatha National Forest is very important. This program provides animal safety tips and an engaging taxonomic activity. Program starts at 2:00 p.m., on August 4th, 2015. Meet forest staff at the Camp 7 Dock.
Date: Saturday, August 8, 2015 Time: 10am-2pm Location: Grand Island National Recreation Area Description: Celebrate 25 years of Grand Island National Recreation Area by attending Grand Island Day! This is a great opportunity to visit Grand Island National Recreation Area and learn more about this beautiful, historic place! Events will include special presenters, special bus tours and activities, free entrance, and free transportation. Plan to take the bus, or hike, or bike! Bring your bike or rent one here. First come, first served. For more info: Munising Interagency Visitor Center, 906-387-3700
Description: On August 8th we celebrate everything Grand Island! Free bus and ferry transportation will be provided to all, thanks to the Hiawatha Interpretive Association. Forest Service staff will be dispersed throughout the Island to interpret this resource's rich natural and cultural heritiage. At dusk we will be gathering at Trout Bay Beach to watch as Jupiter and Mercury cross within close proximity of one another in the night sky through our Celestron telescope!