Michigan Activity Pass Provides Free Access to Hundreds of Parks, Cultural Attractions

Poster%2024x36[1]Michigan residents, take note: Your library card now provides you with access to explore hundreds of state parks, historic sites, cultural attractions, campgrounds and recreation areas – for free.

As part of the Michigan Activity Pass program, library cardholders can print out one-use admission passes simply by visiting their local library or the program’s website. (The passes are good for seven days after being printed.)

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
  • Whaley Historic House 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. The program will run through May 23, 2016.

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Public Invited to Flint River Wild Ones Tour of Applewood Estate, Aug. 13

FLINT, Michigan — The public is invited to join the Flint River Wild Ones tour of Applewood Estate during the Applewood Garden Day event, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 13 from 10 am to 5 pm.  The theme for the Applewood Estate’s fourth Garden Day event of 2011 is “Inspiring Hope and Pride in Flint.”

When visiting the Applewood Estate, please park in Applewood’s Lot K on Horrigan Drive off Robert T. Longway Boulevard, located at the first traffic light east of I-475 between The Flint Cultural Center and Mott Community College. Visitors will see the new brick Applewood sign that marks the entrance to the parking lot, while driving east on Longway and turning right on Horrigan at the light. (Construction for the Kearsley Street beautification project is causing closures between Crapo and Walnut Streets).

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Photo of the Day: The Applewood Estate in Flint

The Applewood Estate, former home of the late Charles Stewart Mott, was built in 1916 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It is maintained by the Ruth Mott Foundation. Tours offered by appointment only Monday – Friday 9am – 3pm from May through September. Contact Linda Bedtelyon at 810-233-3835 for details.

(Photo by Bruce Edwards)