Let's Get Outside, Michigan!

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Michigan's state parks and recreation areas are wonderful places to explore! The second annual Michigan Activity Pass program, sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Michigan Recreation and Park Association (mParks) and The Library Network, allows Michigan library card holders to gain free or discounted access to hundreds of Michigan's state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas.

The Michigan Activity Pass is offered through MI Big Green Gym, a collaboration between Blue Cross, mParks and the DNR that encourages Michigan residents to use state parks and recreation areas to be active and live a healthier lifestyle.

Library cardholders can print a free one-day pass at home or at their local library, which can be used at any of Michigan's 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. The program also offers free or discounted admission to 170 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan.

This year, parents or educators of fourth-graders could access the National Park Service's Every Kid in a Park initiative, which provides free passes to Michigan's national parks and lakeshore areas. Ron Olson, DNR Chief of Parks and Recreations, said, "It is so important for kids to have shared experiences with their family—both educational and physical. The Michigan Activity Pass gives parents a fun, low-cost way for kids to experience Michigan's historic and cultural resources while spending time with family."

Visit michiganactivitypass.info for more information on the Michigan Activity Pass.


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