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Lonnie Kester: A farmer with a vision builds a public trail

By Howard Meyerson Lonnie Kester grew up on a Michigan farm and farming is his life. But the 58-year-old family man from Millington – a rural village northeast of Flint – is known for more than his agri-business interests. Though … Continue reading

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Major work this summer coming for Hart-Montague and White Pine Trails

By Howard Meyerson Two popular west Michigan rail-trails are scheduled for major work this summer. The 22.6-mile William Field Memorial Hart-Montague Trail will be widened and repaved while two unfinished sections of the Fred Meijer White Pine Trail, just over … Continue reading

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Best Places To See Fall Colors Around Grand Rapids

Autumn color is always a spectacle in Kent County. The countryside – with its hills and valleys – becomes a living canvas splashed with color. It’s a great time to get out on area roads, rivers and trails and enjoy … 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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Mackinac Island: The Isle of Bike

It’s hip to ride a bike these days. It doesn’t matter whether you ride a mountain bike and take on technical terrain or spin down roads. Biking is in. But to glance at what’s being written about cycling, you get … Continue reading

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Michigan bike route: “One of best in Midwest” by Outside Magazine

Outside Magazine’s online Adventure Advisor conferred honors on the state today. It named the 20-mile “Tunnel of Trees” route along M-119, between Harbor Springs and Cross Village, as one of the three best bike routes in the Midwest. I’ve ridden … Continue reading

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