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Being active can produce long term health benefits. People of all ages, shapes, sizes, and abilities can benefit from being physically active. The more physical activity you do, the greater the health benefits. Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. Fitting activity into a daily routine can be easy — such as taking a brisk 10 minute walk to and from the parking lot or join an exercise class. Keep it interesting by trying something different on alternate days. Every little bit adds up and doing something is better than doing nothing.

Create Your Own Northern Michigan Farmers Market Scavenger Hunt

Head to your favorite Northern Michigan farmers market, and while you’re shopping fresh produce, do a family scavenger hunt! Here’s how to create your own. Imagine walking up to your favorite Northern Michigan farmers market and being given a handout challenging you to some additional fun during your visit. It’s a scavenger hunt! Filled with […]

A Family Treasure Hunt Along the North Country Trail

Adults who love to hike do it for more than just the exercise: The fresh air, diverse landscapes, rewarding views … The list goes on. But for energetic children, those reasons may not resonate with them quite yet—not until they get a little older, at least. But there are still lots of ways to instill a […]

10 Healthy (and Fun!) Spring Activities in Northern Michigan

Now that we have the extra hour of daylight we’ve all been craving (thanks, Spring Forward!), it’s time to make the most of it. Here are 10 free, fun and healthy spring activities in Northern Michigan to keep you moving. Take a Walk Whether or not snow is still on sidewalks, taking a steady walk […]

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Parks and Trails in Michigan

Parks, Campgrounds and Trails from the Department of Natural Resources.

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Help Create a Healthy Work Place

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services Designing Healthy Environments at Work (DHEW).

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Mud and Obstacle Runs

A complete list, guide & directory to obstacle races, adventure runs, and mud runs in Michigan.

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Kayak, Canoe, SUP in Michigan

Michigan Association of Paddle Providers can help plan your next paddle.

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Experience the 231

Your Resource to GET OUTDOORS in the 231.

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