If this summer you want to get out and explore the mitten state, but you’re on a budget, there’s some good news!

Are you a Michigan library card holder?  You can access hundreds of Michigan’s state parks, historic sites, recreation areas and campgrounds for either free or discounted admission through the Michigan Activity Pass.

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This year the program has expanded to include admission to Grand Rapids Treetop Adventure Park and the Mitten Theater in Plymouth.

If you’re interested in using a Michigan Activity Pass, you’ll have to plan ahead.  The program has changed a bit from when it started.  Now each library has 5 passes to check out to cardholders a week. So, you’ll definitely want to start at michiganactivitypass.info to make sure the park and library you go to have passes when you want them.