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Michigan State Parks Turn 100 Years Old Next Month

State parks have come a long way throughout the course of history.

The Great Lakes State will celebrate the 100-year anniversary of its state parks. To commemorate the 100 years of dedication to the state's beautiful landscape and natural resources, it made a video highlighting some of the parks it's established over the years.

To properly honor 100 years, the state adopted the slogan, "Look Back, Give Forward."

Watch the video below:

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources manages over 100 state parks, in addition to 16 state harbors on the Great Lakes. However, this video only highlighted a handful of those parks, which are listed below in the order they appeared in the video.

  1. Fayette Historic State Park
  2. Belle Isle State Park
  3. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
  4. Milliken State Park & Harbor
  5. Van Riper State Park (trail)
  6. Hayes State Park
  7. Hayes State Park
  8. Warren Dunes State Park
  9. Van Riper State Park
  10. Palms Book State Park (Kitch-iti-kipi)
  11. Straits State park
  12. Island Lake State Park
  13. Bay City State Park
  14. Ludington State Park
  15. Fayette Historical State Park
  16. Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park
  17. Ludington State Park
  18. Pigeon River Country State Forest

It's hard to believe there are so many parks in each state that we all have access to. If you have the opportunity to go enjoy them, capitalize on it!

Also, we'd like to thank the Michigan DNR, as well as every other state wildlife agency for all the hard work they do to preserve this land for us to enjoy.