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Daily Archives: May 1, 2012
West Michigan mountain bikers now have another great place to ride. Twenty two miles of trail was just opened at the Owasippe Scout Reservation where mountain bikers were once prohibited. Volunteers with the Michigan Mountain Biking Alliance worked hard to … Continue reading
The piping plover is an endangered species in Michigan and along the Atlantic coastline. This chick is one success story. State and federal agencies have been working to protect and restore their populations all along the Lake Michigan shoreline. Their … Continue reading
Looking for something to do this summer? Consider Lake Michigan and a trip to South Manitou Island, either by ferry or paddle power. The 8-mile open-water crossing can be difficult. Only skilled paddlers should attempt it. Once you are there … Continue reading
Hiker’s generally agree that next to scenery, good companions and maybe a small flask for a nip at night, nothing makes a hike or backpacking more pleasurable than carrying fewer pounds. And pack manufacturer’s have been responding with new, lighter … Continue reading