Enrich your mind and commune with nature for a relaxing day by taking advantage of the state Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Park & Read program.
For the third year, the DNR and the Library of Michigan have partnered together to offer this program at more than 400 participating libraries, including the libraries in Commerce, Highland, Milford, Walled Lake, Waterford, West Bloomfield, White Lake, and Wixom.
When checking out a book, library cardholders have the option to check out a one-day pass that waives the $10 entry fee to get into any Michigan state park or recreation area.
Some state parks are even allowing program users to borrow a hammock.
Passes are valid for seven days from the day they are checked out and can be used at any one of Michigan’s 98 state parks. The passes are only valid for day use, and the program runs through Oct. 1.
More information on the program and a complete list of participating libraries, hammock availability and park events taking place throughout the state can be found at www.michigan.gov/stateparks.