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KOO Family Hike at the Community Gardens


Saturday, December 9, 2023


Livingston Blvd
Gaylord, MI 49735


7:00 AM to 9:00 AM

We’ll hike on the trails in the Demonstration Forest at the Community Garden, on the north edge of Gaylord.
We do kid distances and take time to explore. There’s LOTS for a young explorer to find in the winter woods.
Your family can also prowl around on your own as well – maze, sound garden, and more!

KOO hikes are for children birth to eight, with Parents/ Caregivers. And other family are very welcome too!

– Mixed woods, easy trails, short distance. What will we discover?
– We’ll have a hand-warming fire, a hot drink, and a quick winter make-it project.
– Snowshoes and sleds for pulling kids on the trail (if there’s snow) will be available OR bring your own.

Activities are all outside- dress for the weather.
– Parents, you are with your children at all times.
– Come and go as you wish. Our hike will begin a little after 10:00.
– Free of charge as always.
– Water provided- bring your own bottle.
– We’re outside – dress for the weather.
– The garden’s indoor rest room will be open for us.

Directions: The Community Garden is just north of Gaylord- From the roundabout on North Center Street (Old 27 N), turn east onto Livingston Blvd. Then follow the Community Garden and KOO signs.

Organized by ‘Kids Outdoors Otsego,’ KOO, a volunteer group promoting outdoor activity in nature for young children with their parents. Thanks Otsego Conservation District for welcoming us!

For information, questions, or to share ideas about this hike, ask here on our page or email us at



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