Tag Archives: State Parks

Recreation passport requirements change at some locales

By Howard Meyerson GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Anglers, birdwatchers and others who enjoy boating on Fletcher’s Pond will need a state recreation passport this year to launch on the popular 9,000 acre flooding in Montmorency and Alpena counties. Michigan DNR director, … Continue reading

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Recreation passport sales eclipse 2 million mark in ’13; shy of goal

By Howard Meyerson State recreation passport sales didn’t hit the goal that state park officials had hoped for last year, but it still proved a good year for Michigan state parks and other related camping programs.  Michiganders purchased nearly 2.1 … Continue reading

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2014: The year ahead – for starters

By Howard Meyerson Last year was full of interesting developments: The endangered Kirtland’s warbler was reported to have made a comeback, Lake Michigan salmon were huge but proved less plentiful, the DNR moved to reopen some state forest campgrounds, camping … Continue reading

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A good camping summer is a good summer indeed

By Howard Meyerson While many have put their tents away and others are thinking about storing their RV’s for the winter still others are taking advantage of Michigan’s fall camping season. State officials say 2013 has been a good year … Continue reading

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Michigan Trails: New UP trail celebrates iron heritage; other trail works planned

By Howard Meyerson Cyclists who plan to ride Upper Peninsula trails this summer might want to make a stop in the Marquette area where an interesting rail-trail project will be dedicated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 15. A new … Continue reading

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State forest ski trails to be groomed; but will there be snow?

By Howard Meyerson As the first dusting of snow hit southern Michigan over the holidays, I naturally gravitated down to my gear room where I thought to give things the once over.  I was full of excited anticipation, much like … Continue reading

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Citizens critical of oil and gas leasing under state lands

The State of Michigan is planning to auction off oil and gas leases on October. 24, 2012. Many Michigan residents turned out for a public meeting to share their concerns about the decision. Here’s a look at some of their perspectives and … Continue reading

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Craig Lake State Park Photo Gallery

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Craig Lake State Park in the west-central portion of  Michigan’s Upper Peninsula,  is referred to as one of the state’s most remote state parks. It is popular with day trippers, but far fewer come to canoe, camp and explore. All … Continue reading

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Remote Beauty: Craig Lake State Park worth the trek

By Howard Meyerson CHAMPION — This is moose country — wet and wild. There are deer, loons and mink, even bald eagles flying. And the night air here is punctuated by hooting owls. At 6,983 acres, Craig Lake State Park … Continue reading

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Michigan adding rustic campgrounds to online reservation system

By Howard Meyerson Eighteen of Michigan’s more popular state forest campgrounds are being added to the state campground reservation system this season. That’s a first for the remote and rustic campgrounds that have always operated on a first-come, first-serve basis. … Continue reading

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