- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

LANSING, Mich. (AP) - More than 30 state parks and recreation areas in Michigan are preparing to host fall harvest festivals.

The state Department of Natural Resources says the events feature fall-themed, family-oriented activities such as pumpkin carving, costume contests and trick-or-treating.

Each park puts its own spin on the celebrations, so no two events are exactly the same.

Some are only for people camping at the parks.

Among the earliest is the Baraga State Park festival Sept. 12-13, which will include nature programs, face painting and more. Fort Wilkins Historic State Park near Copper Harbor will have campsite decorating, trick-or-treating and geocaching Sept. 20.

For a list of harvest festivals, see https://www.michigan.gov/gogetoutdoors and select “Harvests and Haunts.”

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