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Discover the history of ice harvesting at Kensington Metropark's Ice Festival! Find event info here: http://ow.ly/vBLK50kpexE #LoveLivCo #LetsWinter ... See MoreSee Less

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Hiking Trails are everywhere in the Big400. Waterloo Recreation Area alone boasts 47 miles of trail! Visit a local nature center and try a winter hike amidst the beautiful Michigan landscape. ... See MoreSee Less

Hiking Trails are everywhere in the Big400. Waterloo Recreation Area alone boasts 47 miles of trail! Visit a local nature center and try a winter hike amidst the beautiful Michigan landscape.

 

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And those trails were beautiful and quiet today

1 month ago

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Small Town Living, Great Big Fun! Check out one of the numerous communities throughout the Big400 area. Each town has a unique history, shops and restaurants, and there's always exciting events! Some of the Big400 communities include Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Grass Lake, Stockbridge, and Pinckney. ... See MoreSee Less

Small Town Living, Great Big Fun! Check out one of the numerous communities throughout the Big400 area. Each town has a unique history, shops and restaurants, and theres always exciting events! Some of the Big400 communities include Chelsea, Dexter, Manchester, Jackson, Ann Arbor, Grass Lake, Stockbridge, and Pinckney.

 

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2 months ago

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Happy New Year! This year, resolve to visit a new community or nature center within the Big400! ... See MoreSee Less

Happy New Year! This year, resolve to visit a new community or nature center within the Big400!

2 months ago

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Merry Christmas from the Big400! May your day be full of peace, joy, and love. Photo courtesy of Kate Zurenko ... See MoreSee Less

Merry Christmas from the Big400! May your day be full of peace, joy, and love. Photo courtesy of Kate Zurenko

2 months ago

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Sharon Hills Nature Preserve offers a forest area, wetlands and open areas. Located in the Sharon Short Hills area, this hilly terrain is ideal for cross-country skiing. Open to the public for bird-watching, cross-country skiing and walking. This is the only Legacy Land Conservancy preserve where horseback riding and falconry (with a permit) are allowed.
legacylandconservancy.org/preserves/legacy-preserves/sharon-hills-preserve/
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Sharon Hills Nature Preserve offers a forest area, wetlands and open areas. Located in the Sharon Short Hills area, this hilly terrain is ideal for cross-country skiing. Open to the public for bird-watching, cross-country skiing and walking. This is the only Legacy Land Conservancy preserve where horseback riding and falconry (with a permit) are allowed. 
https://legacylandconservancy.org/preserves/legacy-preserves/sharon-hills-preserve/

2 months ago

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Find yourself in a #PureMichigan park in the Big 400. Explore Pinckney State Recreation Area.Don't be afraid to get a little mud on your wheels. #LoveLivCo 📸: Alexey Vermeulen Explore Pinckney Rec Area here: http://ow.ly/95K050jYr6r ... See MoreSee Less

Find yourself in a #PureMichigan park in the Big 400. Explore Pinckney State Recreation Area.
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The Big 400 Wins The Michigan Governor’s Award

The Big 400 orginization received the Governor’s Award for the State of Michigan in March, 2014. The award is presented to an organization that shows innovation in tourism. The Big 400 is a tourism collaboration between neighboring towns that share 400 square miles of state park land. […read more]

Maple Fest 2014

The Big 400 Maple Fest will take place on March 8 & 9, 2014. Read more about breakfast locations, Maple tours and how-to workshops, wine releases and more. […read more]

The Big 400 wins Partners in Conservation Award

In December of 2013, the DNR announced that they would honor The Big 400 with a Partners in Conservation Award. Partners in Conservation awards are bestowed upon organizations or individuals who have been nominated by DNR staff in recognition of their outstanding contributions to natural resources in Michigan.  […read more]

Mill Lake Clean Up

Closed in 2000 due to disrepair, our volunteer efforts will help restore Historic Mill Lake for many to again enjoy. Michigan Cares for Tourism is hosting the first Michigan event on October 6 and 7 in Michigan’s Big 400!  Join us in Chelsea, Michigan to restore Historic Mill Lake, a 1934 cabin community that welcomed urban youth and others to their first travel and outdoor recreation experience. […read more]