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Biking in Michigan

Mon, May 09, 2016 8:53 PM | Thomas Miller (Administrator)

Inside Michigan's Great Outdoors

spring trees with sun shining through

May 2016

Chateau Grand Traverse donates $10,000 to DNR as part of 'The Wines of the Great Outdoors' series

Chateau Grand Traverse check presentation

Chateau Grand Traverse Winery gave a big toast to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources when they presented a $10,000 check toward the replacement of 200 diseased trees late last week.

As part of "The Wines of the Great Outdoors" series and a three-year partnership, CGT will donate approximately 50 percent of the net profits to Michigan’s parks, trails and waterways each year. Want to take part in how the funds will be used in the next round? You can cast your online vote to help choose new recreation funding for next year. The choices are recycling, natural playgrounds and tree replacement. 

Cast your vote

Grab your bike, explore Michigan and celebrate National Bike Month this May

Biking at Island Lake

Happy National Bike Month! Do you have a favorite place to ride? Michigan is full of wonderful bicycling opportunities. Whether it is bicycling through paved trails in the parks, mountain biking across rugged terrain or planning a trip through one of the state parks or state forest pathways, there are unique opportunities for bicyclists of all ages, types and skill levels.

About Biking

Explore Michigan's must-see trails!

Trails with sign

Michigan’s stunning views, lakeside towns andhundreds of miles of scenic trails offer unique and unforgettable year-round vacation options located near a number of great trail towns. With more than 12,500 miles of trails, it’s no wonder Michigan is known as "The Trails State." Explore a number of travel packages, deals and discounts available through the DNR's travel partners.

Plan Your Adventure

Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund Spotlight: Detroit Riverfront

Milliken State Park and Harbor

The Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund is celebrating 40 years of funding high quality public outdoor recreation projects for Michigan citizens and visitors! MNRTF has provided $49,468,000 in grants to Detroit for riverfront recreation. These grants have helped fund a number of riverfront land acquisition and development projects, including William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor (pictured), Dequindre Cut Greenway and the Outdoor Adventure Center! These facilities help provide Detroit residents quality outdoor recreation close to home!

About Michigan Natural Resources Trust Fund

Recycling in the Great Outdoors

Recycle Michigan

Michiganders return more than 90 percent of bottles and cans. This is an outstanding number, but did you know that returnables only make up two percent of waste generated in Michigan? 

As a result, the DNR encourages visitors to recycle when camping, visiting a state park or hiking. When traveling, look for recycling facilities located in local communities or many of the state parks and harbors. It helps to bring a bag or container to store your recyclables until you can recycle. Help ensure that the places you love to visit stay beautiful for years to come.

About Recycling
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