Interlochen State Park Celebrates 100 Years of Michigan Parks With Open House

People in Northern Michigan joined others statewide Saturday to celebrate 100 years of Michigan State Parks.

Interlochen State Park welcomed the public to the Centennial Summer Fun Open House.

There were plenty of activities, including a scavenger hunt and archery practice.

Although the weather was a bit on the chilly side, the park staff says they think more than 100 people came.

Interlochen State Park was the first state park in Michigan.

Another part of the celebration included a ribbon cutting for a brand new handi-cap accessible kayak launch.

“As a part of the celebration we established a new accessible kayak launch for access on to Duck Lake. We host some adaptive kayaking programs for people with disabilities. This launch is just another component of that that will allow more people and everybody to get out and into the lake,” says Interlochen State Park supervisor Chris Stark.

Dates for paddling clinics for people with disabilities are listed below:

July 16 5:30-7:30 p.m.

July 30 5:30-7:30 p.m.

August 22 5:30-7:30 p.m.