Tag Archives: Adventure Travel

Grand Rapids couple to paddle the Mississippi for clean water

By Howard Meyerson Every now and then we get an opportunity to express in life those things we hold dear – a point where we live our ideals. Gary and Linda DeKock are two such people who do that regularly, … Continue reading

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North Country Trail: Fife Lake loop trail now open

By Howard Meyerson FIFE LAKE, MI — The cool of early morning clung to the forest landscape and highway sounds carried through the trees, but Marilyn Hoodstraten and Deena Barshney were busy at their tasks, paint brushes in hand. Each … Continue reading

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Pure Michigan: On the way to becoming a trails state

By Howard Meyerson Michigan has had a number of nicknames: The Water Wonderland, The Great Lakes State, The Wolverine State, The Mitten State; and now it appears we may get another: The Pure Michigan Trails State. A five-bill package introduced … Continue reading

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A winter view: Walking the frozen Lake Michigan shoreline

By Howard Meyerson NORTHPORT, MI — As I moved cautiously from one ice knob to another, planting ski poles for added support in the uneven and slippery terrain, the northwest wind seemed intent on pressing southward, blunting the warm glow … Continue reading

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Fly Fishing Film Tour returns with another great lineup

By Howard Meyerson One thing that can be said about fly fishing, despite the changes in gear, clothing and tackle over the last few decades, is it often becomes a passion for those who learn its charms. Where it once … Continue reading

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GoPro Sees Opportunity in Its Amateur Daredevils

It’s without question that the GoPro  camera line has changed the face of outdoor videos. Anyone who searches for adventure online, whether for kayaking, fly fishing, skiing, snowmobiling or hiking is likely to find oodles of short-form videos shot with … Continue reading

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Birding makes big tracks in 2013 and bags young fans

If you want to know how big bird-watching is these days, check out this story in USA Today about its booming popularity and  Neil Hayward,  who  scoped out 750 bird species in 2013, setting a new record for what birders … Continue reading

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Fall Canoeing: Great beauty for those who go prepared for the elements

By Howard Meyerson Fall is a great time to canoe Michigan rivers. Air temperatures are cool. The bugs are gone. And northern woods are typically ablaze with color. But fall weather can be fickle, so paddlers need to be ready. … Continue reading

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Natural State: Black River paddle an enjoyable, wild outing

By Howard Meyerson BANGOR, MI — The heat of the day seemed to slip away as our group floated into the shady reaches of the Black River where its gentle current carried us forward and the overhead canopy offered cool … Continue reading

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Hunting Film Tour debuts in Grand Rapids

By Howard Meyerson The heart and soul of hunting is alive and well in a video presentation debuting around the country this fall and showing in Grand Rapids at 7 p.m., August 28  at the Wealthy Theatre. It’s called the … Continue reading

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