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Michigan’s winter paradise: groomed ski trails and fat bike destinations

By Howard Meyerson While southern Michigan snowfalls haven’t amounted to much so far, winter is a long way from over. If you’re inclined to get out on cross‑country skis, consider heading north where the snow is deeper. It should be a … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Golf Course Becomes Winter Bike Destination

By Howard Meyerson The middle of winter may be a treacherous time for cyclists, but you wouldn’t know it to visit Indian Trails Golf Course. That’s where fat-tire bike enthusiasts gather on Wednesdays to ride its snowy, three-mile groomed trail. The 88-year-old … Continue reading

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2016 Outdoor Show Season Gets Underway

By Howard Meyerson The start of a New Year is always fun in Michigan. The weather may be unpredictable, but the winter outdoor show season goes on regardless. With 14 shows scheduled around the state between now and mid-March, outdoor … Continue reading

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Reef-rehabilitation project improves spawning for Grand Traverse lakers

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, MI – Efforts this summer to improve lake trout, whitefish and cisco populations in Grand Traverse Bay, by building a stone reef near Elk Rapids, produced some good results during the fall spawning season. Lake … Continue reading

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Grand Rapids Area Gun Clubs Offer Plenty of Winter Fun

By Howard Meyerson Once winter arrives in West Michigan and fields get blanketed with snow, shooting sports enthusiasts turn to area clubs for fun and camaraderie.  Regardless of their shooting preference, trap, skeet and sporting clays or dressing up like a cowboy for … Continue reading

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On target: West Michigan Archery Center provides unique opportunity

  By Howard Meyerson Six years ago, the project was just a dream — a hopeful wish to create a West Michigan archery center where Olympic hopefuls and experienced and novice archers could gather, practice and advance their skills. Today … Continue reading

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The Magic of Rivers

Found on American Rivers‘ Facebook site.

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Removing a Dam Can Be a Net Win for the Planet

In Michigan, like elsewhere,  there is a move afoot to remove dams where ever possible – a move I heartily endorse.  Many dams are aging and the cost to fix them is prohibitive. The downstream implications for residents and natural … Continue reading

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Captain, fishing guide provides lifelong learning experiences

By Howard Meyerson MANISTEE, MI -Wayne Andersen was attempting to lead a hooked steelhead when Captain Chuck Scribner offered him some gentle pointers. Andersen had cast to a visible current on the Manistee River and the fish quickly hit his salmon‑colored … Continue reading

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Pigeon River: flowing free after dam removal

By Howard Meyerson Grand Rapids, Mich. – It took more than 100 years and three major mishaps, but the Pigeon River is free-flowing once again.  The Song of the Morning Yoga Retreat dam was removed this fall. Deep in the … Continue reading

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