Friday, February 27, 2009

Interlochen and Ludington to Help Celebrate 90th Year of MI State Parks

from the Michigan DNR

Interlochen State Park became the first state park in 1919. Since then, Michigan has expanded to 98 state parks and recreation areas. The newest state park, Tri-Centennial State Park and Harbor in Detroit, was established in 2003 and is still in its final phases of construction.

Over the years, the state park system also has acquired 285,000 acres of land which serve as the foundation for six scenic sites, 10 lighthouses, 830 developed boating access sites, 17 harbors, five linear trails and numerous historic and cultural features, all under the authority of the DNR Parks and Recreation Division.

Michigan's State Park System will be celebrating 90 years of excellence at all Michigan state parks and recreation areas throughout 2009. The Department of Natural Resources is planning a 90th Anniversary Kick-Off for Saturday, June 20, at state parks and recreation areas across Michigan with cake, ice cream and activities for our visitors.

From Old Thyme Days at Interlochen State Park to music festivals and fishing contests, history week at Ludington State Park, geo-caching days and a native heritage day, there will be a wide variety of events to pique the interest of park visitors and outdoor enthusiasts.

As events are planned, they will be posted Go Get Outdoors
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