Star Parties. Explore the park after dark with a ranger and members of the Grand Traverse Astronomical Society. Star gazing, meteor showers, sun viewing, story-telling, and Junior Ranger activities make for an unforgettable evening!
Glen Haven Days. Elementary school students have the chance to step into the past and become a part of Great Lakes maritime history at this day-long event. Students will watch a blacksmith at the forge, compare and contrast historic boats, visit a general store, learn how ships and engines were powered by steam, participate in a shipwreck rescue, and much more!
Historic Beach Patrols. What was it like to work for the United States Life Saving Service (USLSS)? Join the Keeper on a historic beach patrol during the fall, when most shipwrecks on the Great Lakes occurred. Learn about the difficult task of rescuing shipwreck victims and working on Lake Michigan. Dress appropriately for the weather; after all, the motto of the USLSS was “you have to go out, but you don’t have to come back!” We will conduct our beach patrol regardless or rain, wind, or snow!