Culture Tour kicks off in state parks: MI

Article Posted: July 08, 2003

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Culture Tour kicks off in state parks

Michigan’s State Parks will host nearly half of the stops on Michigan’s Great Outdoors Culture Tour which kicks off tomorrow.

A total of 51 programs will be performed in 22 different Department of Natural resources State Parks during the six weeks of the program. The Culture Tour’s 113 events showcase Michigan’s north woods and Great Lakes culture and heritage through music, dance, historical characters, and interpretive programs.

Stories and legends of lumberjacks, early settlers, ethnic immigrants, and miners are woven in with historical facts about Michigan’s lighthouses, the Ojibwe culture, and beaver trapping. Music is provided by Emmy-winner Kitty Donohoe, “Song of the Lake” and many others.

“These programs are entertaining and fun,” said Jerry Bukoski, Parks and Recreation Bureau’s Visitor Services Unit Supervisor. “They get people into our

State Parks who wouldn’t likely visit.”

Admission is free to all programs, but Motor Vehicle Permits are required to enter all State Parks. A daily pass is $4 and an annual pass is $20.

For complete information about the programs and a complete schedule of appearances, visit the Culture Tour’s website at:

The parks included in the programs include:

Aloha State Park

Baraga State Park

Bewabic State Park

Brimley State Park

Burt Lake State Park

Clear Lake State Park

Cheboygan State Park

Fayette State Park

Harrisville State Park

Hoeft State Park

Indian Lake State Park

Lake Gogebic State Park

Leelanau State Park

McLain State Park

Onaway State Park

Orchard Beach State Park

Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park

Tawas Point State Park

Twin Lakes State Park

Van Riper State Park

Wilson State Park

Wells State Park

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