Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Celebrate National Get Outdoors Day with Ghost Signs of Calumet tour June 11

Can you find a historic "Ghost Sign" in this photo? Join Keweenaw National Historical Park's free Ghost Signs of Calumet tour on Saturday, June 11, and discover hidden history while celebrating National Get Outdoors Day! Great fun for all ages! (Photo courtesy Keweenaw National Historical Park)

CALUMET -- Keweenaw National Historical Park will host a free guided Ghost Signs of Calumet tour beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, as part of National Get Outdoors Day (GO Day).

Participants will learn about the past while discovering historic signs, symbols, and advertisements, often hidden in plain sight. This free GO Day event will begin at the Calumet Visitor Center, 98 Fifth St., at 2 p.m., will cover 1.5 miles and last about one hour.

GO Day, led by the USDA Forest Service (USFS) and the American Recreation Coalition (ARC), is an inclusive, nationwide effort to inspire and motivate people to get outdoors. The concept was tested in 2008 at Super Bowl XLII in Glendale, Arizona, and launched nationally on June 14 that year. Built on the success of the More Kids in the Woods program and the Get Outdoors USA! Campaign (among others), GO Day is designed to connect Americans -- especially children -- with nature and active lifestyles. It has grown every year since it launched. Last year, more than 171 official GO Day sites across the nation welcomed over 48,000 new faces to the joy and benefits of the great outdoors.

This year, all across the country, organizations will be offering opportunities for families to experience traditional and non-traditional types of outdoor activities. Primary goals for the day are reaching first-time visitors to public lands and reconnecting youth to the great outdoors.

For more information about this event or the GO Day program, please contact the park at 906-337-3168 or check the web at www.nps.gov/kewe.

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