Throughout summer months, the park hosts a number of free public events such as beach bonfires, the annual urban island beach party, bird and plant hikes, children’s fishing clinics, family nights, art in the park and educational discussions. Check the calendar frequently for upcoming programs!
Learn your ABCs while exploring Lakeshore State Park! Try to find an animal or plant for each letter of the alphabet as we take a hike around the path. Free. All Ages (content geared toward 3-10 years old, but all are welcome!) Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule…Find out more »
Stop by anytime during Natural Cleaner Drop-In to make your own room spray or vinegar based surface cleaner. A variety of essential oils will be available to create your own unique scents, and natural cleaner recipes will be provided for those wishing to do more. Free. All Ages. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are…Find out more »
Did you know there are fossils in the rocky boulders that border Lakeshore State Park and Lake Michigan? Come learn about some of their prehistoric origins, and search to find fossils of coral, trilobites and more! Free. All Ages. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule of being on…Find out more »
New This Year Looking for a beautiful place to get some exercise in? Come join one of our Naturalists for a Wellness Walk! We will walk the park’s paths twice around, for a total distance of 2.3miles. Feel free to join us for the whole hour, or just for one loop around! Groups of attendees welcome, we’d love to see…Find out more »
Did you know that dragonflies start their life in the water? Help our Naturalist staff survey what critters are present in our wetland areas. No waders/rainboots required; this data helps to monitor the health of our lagoon area at the park. Free. All Ages. Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the…Find out more »