Invite a friend
If you’ve never heard a real owl, or for that matter seen one up close, then you don’t want to miss out on this fascinating nature walk. Join our naturalist on a 30-45 minute walk along the woods. Owls will be called … listen closely to see if they respond. Hopefully you’ll see one up on his perch, wide-eyed and regal as he surveys his woods. After the hike, stick around for a bonfire and s‘mores and storytelling.
No pre-registration is required and event is held rain or shine. Wear comfortable shoes and dress for the weather as you will be outside for the duration. Bring something to drink, a roasting stick if you have one, camp chair, flashlight or miner’s cap and a great outdoor or nature story to share.
The Owl Prowl program is FREE, however a Recreation Passport is required for vehicles entering any Michigan State Park. The $10 Recreation Passport is available when renewing your license tabs at the Secretary of State or at any state park office. For more information: www.michigan.gov/recreationpassport
More About Brighton State Recreation Area
Brighton State Recreation Area is a 4,947 acre facility offering lots of great amenities and activities. The park office has limited hours but the park itself seems to be open most of the time except for the equestrian center. The park offers hiking trails, camping, fishing, swimming, boat rentals and lots of great opportunities to explore and enjoy the outdoors.
Unique to this park is the equestrian center. You may ride and board your horse here year round (with a small gap during hunting season for riding). Tack items are also available for sale if you need anything. Reservations are required for the equestrian center with 24 hour advance notice required. Additionally, gift certificates for lesson packages, summer camp, trail rides and other gifts are available.