Good news: The Michigan Activity Pass, or MAP, is back for its second year! As part of the program, cardholders at participating libraries (including the Genesee District Library) can explore hundreds of state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas – for free or at discounted rates.
Library cardholders can print out a one-day pass simply by visiting their local library or the program’s website. The passes can be used at any of Michigan’s 102 state parks or 138 state forest campgrounds. The program also offers free or discounted admission to 170 historical and cultural destinations in Michigan.
New this year: fourth graders can use the pass to score free admission into Michigan’s national parks and lakeshores, including Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore, Isle Royale National Park, Keweenaw National Historic Park, North County National Scenic Trails, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and River Raisin National Battlefield Park.
In Genesee County, participating locations include:
- Applewood Estate
- Buick Automotive Gallery
- Flint Institute of Arts
- Longway Planetarium
- Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum
- Sloan Museum
When planning a visit to a venue through the MAP program, program officials recommend calling ahead to verify hours of operation.
For a full list of participating sites, click here and select “Brochure.”