Don’t miss the Passport To Summer Ice Cream RV Tour going on now!
The Department of Natural Resources, Hudsonville Ice Cream, Pure Michigan, General RV and Meijer have teamed up to help Michigan residents get a tasty jump on summer fun. On Saturday, May 19, they will roll out Pure Michigan Caramel Apple – the new, limited-edition ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks – as part of the Passport to Summer RV tour.
The partnership’s goal is to bring a custom-decorated, 32-foot recreational vehicle carrying free samples of Pure Michigan Caramel Apple ice cream to community festivals, special events and Meijer store locations across Lower Michigan.
The special ice cream flavor, developed exclusively for the DNR, evolved from a recipe contest opened to Michigan residents earlier this year and was chosen by a panel of judges in February.
The Recreation Passport is an easy, affordable way for residents to enjoy and support outdoor recreation opportunities in Michigan. By checking “YES” for the $10 Recreation Passport ($5 for motorcycles) when renewing a license plate through the Secretary of State (by mail, kiosk, online at www.expresssos.com or at branch offices), Michigan motorists get access to state parks, recreation areas, state forest campgrounds, nonmotorized state trailhead parking and state boat launches. In addition, Recreation Passport holders can enjoy real savings at businesses and retailers that participate in the Passport Perks discount program. The Recreation Passport is valid until the next license plate renewal date. Nonresidents can purchase the Recreation Passport ($29 annual; $8 daily) at any state park or recreation area or through the Michigan e-Store at www.michigan.gov/estore.