October 30, 2021
The Zombie Run, a 5K run/walk, has become a Traverse City Halloween tradition. And what's not to like? Zombies and beer have always been a winning combination. Come join zombies from all walks of life (or shall we say death)! You never know who will show up, but the one thing you will never see is someone not having a great time.
Day after Thanksgiving through January 1, 2022
The Colors of Christmas is a drive-thru wonderland of lights and Christmas displays. Every night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm starting day after Thanksgiving through January 1st!
Open every night 6pm-11pm November 27 - January 1st.
The Colors of Christmas is a drive-thru wonderland of lights and Christmas displays. Every night from 6:00pm to 11:00pm starting the day after Thanksgiving until January 1 - the Croton Township Campground will be open for you and your family to drive through or hike through "The Colors of Christmas" light displays.
FEBRUARY 20-21, 2021
Established in 1965, Kalkaska Winterfest is an annual celebration of wintertime activities and the true “up north” spirit. Each year, Kalkaska Winterfest hosts a slew of family-friendly attractions during the weekend-long event.
1st Weekend of October
Scarecrow Festival is a family event for all ages – a fall festival featuring Scarecrow Contest | Dog Costume contest | children’s area with games/rides carnival | local and regional musical acts | Scarecrow Idol contest, and many other events.
Cross Country Skiing in Battle Creek Area Parks
Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and winter hiking are available in the City of Battle Creek’s park system and are great fun and fitness for winter.
For the best skiing, visit Leila Arboretum at 992 W. Michigan Ave. Battle Creek, MI 49017,
Bundle up the family and come stroll through the Kellogg Park Walk of Trees. See 75 trees, each decorated by a local family, club or business.
It’s free, it’s fun and it’s healthy! Trees are lit 24 hours from the Saturday after Thanksgiving through Christmas. Where: Kellogg Park Downtown Plymouth. Make it a new family tradition.
Sat. December 04, 2021 | 3:00pm
The annual Reindog Holiday parade is a great time for all. This event features dressed up pets and their owners in a variety of holiday garb. Be prepared to see all kinds of costumes from “Santa Bernards” to “Reindeer Rottweilers” – definitely a must-see event! The event also marks the arrival of Santa.
Join us the first week of October for the annual The Tuscola County Pumpkin Festival is the premier fall festival in the Thumb of Michigan. The festival brings the beauty of Fall to downtown Caro with painted and decorated pumpkins from area schools.
The IQhub is a 501(c)3 non-profit museum with a mission to educate the public, while bridging the gap between agricultural producers and consumers, using interactive displays and presentations. The IQhub is an educational center for agricultural history, innovation and exploration.
Have you and your family been searching for things to do in Northern Michigan? Look no further! Nautical North Family Adventures offers a wide variety of options to get you out on the water, having fun, learning history and enjoying the natural beauty that defines our area.
Labor Day - First week of November
Since 1977, Plymouth Orchards & Cider Mill has been the local cider mill for families to enjoy fresh-pressed apple cider, fresh-made donuts, crispy caramel apples, icy apple cider slushies, fresh organic apples, baked pies and a fun farm experience.
The Leila Arboretum dates back to 1922 when Leila Post Montgomery, widow of cereal magnate C.W. Post, donated 72 acres of land to the city of Battle Creek that had formerly been the site of the Battle Creek Country Club. She envisioned a center for culture amid the beauty of nature.
Located in the heart of the Manistee National Forest, Twin Oaks Campground & Cabins has specialized in camping fun for over 40 years. Our beautiful park offers a range of sites from full hook-up to large group sites, as well as clean facilities and full service cabins.
May through October!
Enjoy the stunning views of our area on our professionally guided shipwreck tour! Take our cruise down the Cheboygan River, under the drawbridge, and past three lighthouses. From there we cruise into Lake Huron around the 14′ Shoal Light and into Duncan Bay over three shallow water shipwrecks.
We are a fourth generation family farm providing fresh Christmas trees and wreaths to the local area for over 55 years. We've been busy this year working to improve your experience on the farm. New this year, you'll be able to stay out of the weather in the big green barn, enjoy a hot cider or coffee and doughnut.
A wilderness resort at the top of the Keweenaw, with a history that dates back to 1934, and is on the state and national historic registers. The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge was built under the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1934, when FDR was the president of the United States and the country was going through the great depression.
A 100-acre park in South Lansing; Hawk Island Park features year round outdoor fun. In warm weather months, visitors can enjoy pedal boat rentals, a swimming beach and beach house, concession stand, Splash Pad®, picnicking, a playground, sand volleyball and horseshoes.
Opening Date: May 21, 2022
Enjoy a leisurely walk through one of Michigan's historical museums in the outdoors! Life size dinosaur reproductions, nestled among 25 acres of beautiful land provide an educational, entertaining and exciting change of pace. There are many photo opportunities, including a view from atop the pteranodon nest!
Wolverine Nordic Ski Club volunteers maintain and groom the trail system which consists of 8 trails that provide 25 kilometers of both skate skiing and track-set skiing and 4 marked snowshoe trails. The rolling terrain provides trails for all levels of skiing and snowshoeing from expert to novice.