News from our favorite naturalist: Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock


September at the our Lake Michigan beach means means more amazing programming from Whitefish Dunes State Park’s Carolyn Rock. The park is just a 3.5 mile hike down the beach from Glidden Lodge. Sound enticing? We think so too!

Saturday September 6
Mushroom Foray.
Discover the variety of mushrooms that grow within the park. Join Charlotte Lukes to explore the major mushrooms groups. Learn how to field identify of mushrooms to their family groups. This program is for the serious and beginning mushroom enthusiast. Beginning in the nature center auditorium, follow Charlotte on a hike of discovery. Dress for the weather for this two hour program/hike.
9:00-11:00 a.m.

Saturday, September 13
Dune Discovery.
Explore how dunes are formed and create a dune yourself.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing sandy hike.
10:00 a.m.

All About Birds.
Come explore the world of birds. Discover their songs, what they eat, where to find them and much more. Drop by the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
1:00-3:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 20
Forgotten Fossils.
Come explore the rocky shoreline for signs of life from long ago.  Discover remains of cool critters and the environment they lived in.  Meet at the amphitheater for this family friendly program.
10:00 a.m.

Fall Trails.
Take a stroll of discovery and explore the changes of fall.  Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
2:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 27
Shoreline Stroll.
Explore the changing shoreline and discover treasures the waves have left behind. Meet at the amphitheater for this relaxing hike of discovery.
10:00 a.m.

All About Hibernation.
Stop by the amphitheater to discover how different plants and animals prepare for winter. Check out skulls, skins and more at this drop by program.
1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Come enjoy our gorgeous beach in September!
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