Dates: June 17 (Alger and Delta at Kitch-iti-kipi); June 25 (Delta at Fayette); July 9 (Delta at Camp 7); July 15 (Alger at Pete’s Lake); July 23 (Delta at Indian Lake), and July 29 (Alger at Grand Island)
Description: Designed to get kids outdoors and into the woods. Each week, kids ages 6-12 are taken to different National Forest recreation sites and are taught how to have fun in the woods.
To Register: Please sign up by contacting your local YMCA or Alger Parks and Rec. POC is Nick Moreno who may be contacted at (989) 621-4232 or by email email@example.com
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.
Description: This half hour presentation focuses on regional stratification of the Munising area. Also, indicates where to find unique post glacial land formations. Meet at the Falling Rock Cafe and Bookstore, downtown Munising.
Description: "Bikepacking", or backpacking via bicycle, is a growing sport throughout many of our National Forests. Come and learn how you too can enjoy camping in our forests while on bike. Your adventure begins at the day use beach at Pete's Lake Campground.
For More Information: Contact the Muninsing Distric Rangers Office at (906) 387-2512
Description: Join the Hiawatha National Forest and the Blue Water Ramblers at Peninsula Point. Live music begins at 1:00 p.m. and continues until 4:00 p.m. Forest Service personnel will be on site to provide fun interpretive activities!
For More Information: Contact the Rapid River District Rangers Office at (906) 474-6442
Description: This program focuses on regional stratification of the Munising area with emphasis on post glacial landforms in the Hiawatha National Forest through hands on activities. You even get to create your own fossil! Youth are encouraged to attend. Meet at the Trout Bay Campground.
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!