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Michigan's Heritage Park wrapping up its first season

WHITEHALL, Mich. (WZZM) -- A new walk-through history park in Muskegon County is nearing the end of its first season.

Michigan's Heritage Park at Hilt's Landing opened in June. It covers thousands of years of the region's history, from a time when mastodons roamed the area to pioneering days.

The park's final big event of the season is "Trades Through Time" on Saturday from 10 to 4. It includes artisans who will be weaving, making beads, and hand quilting. There will also be blacksmithing and chair rushing demonstrations.

The park expects to end the season with around 6,500 visitors for the season, according to Annoesjka Steinman, Lakeshore Museum Center Executive Director.

"Year one has just been a fabulous year," Steinman said. "We encourage everyone to keep an eye on our website, because we are already scheduling activities. We have a pow-wow scheduled for July, the Civil War re-enactors are returning next year, we are hoping to do some fall harvest activities and a haunted trail. Keep your eye on the website -- we have some fun things scheduled for next year."

The park closes for the year on October 31.

Admission is $10 for adults and teens, and $5 for children.