Free days in Minnesota and Michigan state parks
On the second weekend of June, everyone is invited for a day of fishing, hiking and trail riding.
© Torsten Muller
On the Upper Peninsula, Tahquamenon Falls State Park is famous for its waterfalls.
The second weekend in June is a good time to try something new in Minnesota and Michigan.
On June 12 in 2021, admission to all Minnesota state parks is free.
Check for naturalist-led events. This year, they included guided nature hikes in many parks as well as programs on fossils, falcons and frogs.
The $7 daily vehicle charge will be waived in state parks, and it's free to borrow GPS units and kits for birding, fishing and kids' discovery any time.
On other days, non-residents pay $9 for a day pass. Off-road vehicle riding also is free on Aug. 21-22.
Here are some of the good places to fish in Michigan.
Where to stay
Minnesota has a large selection of camper cabins, guesthouses and even tipis. Reserve early for weekends.
For more, see Lodgings in Minnesota state parks.
Michigan has an even bigger selection of mini-cabins, rustic cabins, camper cabins, lodges, yurts and tipis.
For more, see Michigan's great lake cabins.
Last updated on June 8, 2021