What’s Happening in Northern Michigan: Bird Walk, Cooking Class, Soo Locks Opening

There’s plenty of fun events to take part in as spring inches closer.

Courtney Sheffer from the West Michigan Tourist Association brings us the details on What’s Happening in Northern Michigan.

Bird Walk 

If you’re ready for signs of spring, head to the Grass River Natural Area in Bellaire on Saturday, March 23.

They’ll be holding their first Bird Walk of the season, and attendees will look and listen for the first chirps of spring.

Grass River is a birding hotspot, and a great place to learn how to identify birds.

Bring your own binoculars or use a pair of theirs.

Cooking Class 

Pique the interest of the Italian that resides in all of us as you travel with Chateau Chantel’s chef through the process of handmade pasta.

Learn the individual noodle techniques and the purpose of certain sauces.

Discover why certain sauces go better with certain pasta through dishes like ravioli, tortellini, and fettuccine.

Chateau Chantal in Traverse City will be hosting this cooking class this Saturday, with reservations required by Friday.

Soo Locks Opening 

On March 25 at 12 a.m. the Soo Locks opens for the season.

It’s practically a holiday for boat nerds, and a sure sign summer is on the way for Soo residents.

Visit the Soo Locks Park to help celebrate the opening of this historic structure by filling the viewing platform to watch the first freighter make its way into either Lakes Superior or Lake Huron.

The park opens around 11:30 p.m. march 24 and will close at roughly 12:30 a.m. march 25.

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