Enjoy The Outdoors While Indoors

Live in the D – WDIV Thursday, November 30, 2017 Cold weather? No problem! At the Michigan Department of Natural Resources Outdoor Adventure Center, you can enjoy all of Michigan's natural treasures indoors!At the Outdoor Adventure Center, visitors can walk behind and touch a waterfall, step into a fishing boat and reel in a big […]

Autumn in the D: The perfect time to get outdoors

Autumn is the perfect time to get outdoors in Detroit. In addition to traditional favorites such as color tours, pumpkin patches and apple cider, fall also provides a wide variety of outdoor recreation opportunities. “Anyone who has had the chance to walk in the woods or catch a fish or camp under the stars in […]

A Wild Wonderland

Live in the D – Click on Detroit / WDIV Friday, August 25, 2017 Just a short drive from downtown Detroit, the Pointe Mouillee State Game Area is home to a multitude of wildlife allowing for wonderful recreational opportunities such as hunting, fishing, hiking, kayaking and birdwatching. Thanks to extensive wetlands restoration and habitat management […]

Algonac prairie, savanna are rare treasures

It’s 120 acres of living history. Many metro Detroiters may know Algonac State Park for its camping, picnicking and freighter-viewing opportunities, but it is also home to several small patches of land – collectively just over 90 football fields – consisting of a rare ecosystem. The park’s wild prairie and savanna are nearly all that […]

Restoring the ‘Jewel of Detroit’

Belle Isle is a natural wonder. But it takes a lot of work to keep it that way. Nestled at the mouth of the Detroit River and just a stone’s throw from downtown, the 2.5-mile-long island has been a popular urban oasis since its founding as a city park in 1879. But the island is […]

Stepping into the wild

It’s hard to believe that some children, especially those living in urban areas, have never experienced Michigan’s great outdoors. “Every day is a wonderful day for me because I get to watch the faces of children who have never once been out in Michigan’s waters, woods or on a nature hike. But once they’re out […]

Be A Belle Isle Volunteer

Live in the D - WDIV Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Northern Michigan isn’t the only place to get outdoors. From paddling to fishing, there are plenty of opportunities to enjoy the beauty on Belle Isle. Now you can play a key role in keeping Belle Isle beautiful. Volunteer opportunities include removing invasive plants, planting native […]

A Water Wonderland, Right in Southeast Michigan

Think the only place to play in the water is Up North? Think again. More and more metro Detroiters are finding all sorts of watery fun right here in southeast Michigan, according to travel experts. “Metro Detroit is an ideal location for fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding and just relaxing along a beautiful stretch of water,” […]

Michigan’s fish tale

Live in the D – WDIV Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Every year a number of schools across Michigan participate in the Salmon in the Classroom program, a year-long educational program where teachers receive fertilized salmon eggs from a Michigan Department of Natural Resources fish hatchery in the fall, then the classrooms watch them hatch, and […]

Inspiring the next generation of nature lovers

When you are surrounded by 7 million people and a whole lot of concrete, how do you inspire the next generation of conservationists? You get them outside. “In Metro Detroit, if you want a world-class outdoor recreational experience you’ll find it right in your own backyard at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge,” said John Hartig, […]

Discover the great outdoors in a surprising indoor place in the D

Live in the D – WDIV Monday, March 13, 2017 The Michigan Department of Natural Resource's Outdoor Adventure Center, located in downtown Detroit, seeks to give visitors a taste of Michigan’s great outdoors through hands-on activities, exhibits and simulators, allowing its visitors the chance to experience exciting outdoor adventures in the heart of the city. […]
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