P.J. Hoffmaster offering several spring activities, hikes

Tribune Staff • Jul 21, 2015 at 11:24 AM

The park features 10 miles of hiking trails, 2.5 miles of Lake Michigan shoreline, the Gillette Sand Dune Visitor Center and nature programs suitable for all ages and interests.

The Visitor Center will be the meeting place for the Exploring Nature programs. Each program includes an activity or short hike. The following programs are scheduled for March:

March 3: Dune Fitness Terraining, 10:30 a.m.

Looking for an exciting outdoor workout? Join us for this dynamic hike. This 1.5-hour hike will cover varied dune terrain. Teens and adults only. Bring your fitness band.

March 10 : Spring Forward Hike, 10 a.m.

Hike Hoffmaster S. P. Homestead Trail, see signs of spring, hear the story of Hoffmaster homesteaders and learn about dune formations.

March 17 : All Things Green and Lucky Hike, 10 a.m.

Help us solve the mystery of the gold rocks, look for signs of spring, learn about the residents of the Hoffmaster woodland and see if you can spy the leprechauns. This short hike is appropriate for young children.

March 24 : Explore Mt. Baldy, 10:30 a.m.

Discover the nested dunes inside one of Hoffmaster’s largest land features. This 1.5-hour hike will cover about two miles of challenging terrain. This hike is not appropriate for children.

Leftover Spring Turkey Licenses

The Department of Natural Resources reminds hunters that leftover spring turkey licenses go on sale to unsuccessful applicants on March 12 at 10 a.m.

Licenses may be purchased by any hunter beginning March 19 at 10 a.m., including those who did not participate in the application process.

Hunters can look up their drawings results and view leftover license quantities at www.michigan.gov/huntdrawings.

Licenses will be sold until the quota is met in each hunt unit and hunt period.

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