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Au Sable hosts special events for the Grand Traverse Bay community to learn more about the unique ecology of northern Michigan and how we can best care for it.  Check back often for information on special events and how to get involved.



Bring your family out to Au Sable for our Winter Homeschool Recreation Day and explore our cross-country ski trails, strap on our snowshoes, skate on our rink, play some broomball or try a little bit of everything!

You can learn a new skill or simply enjoy an old one. We hope to see you out for this fun and active winter event because winter isn't as cold when you are busy having fun!

This event is FREE! RSVP's appreciated but not necessary.

This is an open event, you may arrive and depart as you wish. Au Sable staff will help facilitate activities, but will not supervise skiing and snowshoeing activities. Participants are encouraged to explore Au Sable's trails on their own. Parents and guests are responsible for the safety and location of their children at all times.

Au Sable will provide all skiing and snowshoeing equipment, however, you must bring your own skates.


10:00 Welcome

10:00 – 12:00 Morning Recreation Time (ski, snowshoe, ice-skate)

10:00 – 10:30 Equipment Handout (All skiing and snowshoeing equipment provided)

10:30 Organized Cross-Country Ski Lesson

12:00 – 12:30 LUNCH

12:30 – 2:00 Afternoon Recreation Time (ski, snowshoe, broomball)

12:30 – 2:00 Organized Broomball Game (Au Sable will provide all broomball materials)

2:00 Day Concludes