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Celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week June 14-18, 2022

March 16, 2022 – SACRAMENTO, California – The public is invited to celebrate the first annual California State Parks Week, June 14-18, presented by California State Parks, Save the Redwoods League, California Parks and the California State Parks Foundation. Through special community events and in-person and virtual programming, this inaugural event celebrates California’s 279 state […]

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Abingdon man will hike the entire Appalachian Trail to raise $5,000 for the Shriners | Local News

Joaquin Mancera | Washington County News Having faced disability from birth, Abingdon resident Brian Stanley knows the value of care provided by Shriners Hospitals. Stanley plans to help give back by hiking the Appalachian Trail from start to finish. Stanley, who was born with a physically disabled left arm, will begin a solo hike the […]

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Governor Larry Hogan – Official Website of the Governor of Maryland

Weekend of events scheduled for next month at Underground Railroad State Park ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan today announced that on the 200th anniversary of Harriet Tubman’s birth and the 5th anniversary of its opening, the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad State Park and Visitor Center will host a series of free, tailored programs families […]

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Skyline Trail closed due to dangerous ice conditions after multiple rescues

The California Department of Parks and Recreation has closed the Skyline Trail near the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway due to dangerous ice conditions. The Skyline Road will be closed from the 5,800 foot park boundary to the top of the road where it intersects the Desert View Trail. Officials said any hikers planning to do […]

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New Crystal Waters State Playground Opens in Monroe County | Michigan News

By DEAN COUSINO, The Monroe Stories MONROE, Mich. (AP) — Fishing and hunting enthusiasts hail the creation of the all-new Monroe County State Game Area in the county’s north region that opened last fall after the sale of the owned by Crystal Waters at the Michigan Department of Natural Resources. The 680-acre site in North […]

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The Mesilla Valley has an impressive list of raptors

Putting away my year-end bird records, most of which are backyard sightings, I was struck by the number of raptor species we had seen in or from our backyard – and what wasn’t even an extraordinary year in that regard. We had counted 13 different species of hawks, eagles or falcons in 2021, out of […]

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What to do in Florida’s most beloved park

Honeymoon Island is named for its dreamlike scenery, and visitors will be quite surprised at what they can do there. Florida is packed with must-visit vacation destinations – from its abundance of beautiful beaches and resorts to epic entertainment and adventure hubs like Orlando and vibrant cities like Miami, warm sunshine and ocean breezes make […]

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Take care of your business: Natural parks, outdoor spaces are more than just places of recreation | Opinion

The weeks after Christmas and the start of the New Year seem the same to me every year – stale. This is what I call “post-Christmas funk”. It’s almost as if the over-saturation of food, shopping, gifts, and holiday celebrations creates a desire to get back to basics. A comment on a recent Kingsport Times […]

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Great Smoky Mountains Association donation of $ 300,000 to Great Smoky Mountains National Park will go to radio stations

KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (WATE) – The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one step closer to getting valuable new gear. The Great Smoky Mountains Association raised $ 300,000 for the national park to help replace its radio communication systems. The new radio system will allow the park to improve and expand communications with surrounding communities. PHOTOS: […]

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Ferries from Liberty State Park to Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island to suspend operations for winter

The ferry service from Liberty State Park to Ellis Island and Liberty Island will be suspended from January 3 to March 12, leaving ferries to Battery Park in New York City as the only way to reach the monuments. Jerry Willis, spokesperson for the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island National Monument, which are managed […]

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Trouble Hunters: Fun Things to Do in the Tyler Area After Christmas | Local news

The holidays are drawing to a close, but there is still a lot to do for children and families before school resumes. Here is a sample of outdoor and indoor activities in the Tyler area: Enjoy the outdoors These outdoor spaces are perfect for taking a walk or just relaxing and enjoying nature: The town […]

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200 acres preserved in five conservation agreements in Berks County

As the COVID-19 pandemic has brought many people closer to nature, turning to the outdoors for exercise and relaxation, it has also raised the need to maintain and expand these places of respite, according to leaders of regional conservation organizations. Several landowners near state parks and game lands in Berks County have preserved their lands […]

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Giant City State Park Lodge in Illinois Has a Unique History | national news

This Sept. 22 photo shows three generations of the Kelley family, left to right, Mike, Richard and Mikey, who are involved in running the Giant City Lodge in Giant City State Park, Illinois. The Kelleys have managed the lodge since 1981. Byron Hetzler, Southern Illinois via AP MAKANDA – The majestic Giant City Lodge sits […]

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Parks that prove how beautiful this state is

The Florida Keys are home to some of the most beautiful parks in the Southern United States, and these remind us of how beautiful the Sunshine State really is. Whatever the season, Florida remains one of the top destinations for American travelers. This sunny stretch of land stretches out to the warm waters of the […]

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5 free apps for fall fun: bake apple pie, go hiking, and more

Spending an afternoon in the crisp fall air with the colorful leaves can be a beautiful day. Photo Alliance / Getty Images Autumn often comes with a number of cliché attributes – Pumpkin Spice Lattes at Starbucks, flannel shirts and taking perfectly synchronized photos with friends on plots of pumpkins. But that doesn’t change the […]

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It’s National Hiking Day, here is your pick of the best hiking spots in Birmingham

Let’s get out of Birmingham. Photo via Miranda Shaffer for Bham Now November 17th is National Hiking Day, which means today is a great time to get out and enjoy the crisp fall air, while exploring Birmingham’s best hiking trails. We asked our Instagram audience Bham Now where their favorite hiking spots in town are, […]

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Day Trip to Medina County

I have long said that Hocking Hills in Ohio is my happiness. There are few things that I love more than walking through the woods on a hike in such a beautiful place. The hills, the trees, the smells, the muffled sounds – they all stimulate the pleasure center in my brain. It has been […]

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6 wonderful hikes in the Philadelphia area near breweries

Spend your weekends exploring great hikes near local craft breweries – the best of both worlds. Enjoy stunning scenery (like those views from the top of Mount Tammany!) And delicious craft beer on these six hikes near the breweries. / Photo courtesy of Getty Images. Living in a city like Philly, hiking isn’t always as […]

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Rumor has it that Captain Kidd’s famous treasure can be found on this Connecticut island

Visitors can only reach this island on foot at low tide, and to this day none of the treasures that may have been buried there have been found. The story of pirates is a popular topic among those who find the idea of ​​sailing the Seven Seas and uncovering buried treasure fascinating. After all, who […]

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Scenic Portal: Dane and Sauk Counties Fund Planning for Wisconsin River Trail Connection | Local government

Cyclists walk past the remains of a railroad bridge over the Wisconsin River in Sauk City, where officials on Wednesday announced plans to invest $ 4 million in planning for a new bridge to connect county trail systems by Dane and Sauk. AMBER ARNOLD, STATE JOURNAL Chris Hubbuch | Wisconsin State Journal A pedestrian bridge […]

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Outdoor Guide: 11 Best Hikes For Fall Foliage This Year, All Within 3 Hours Of Charlotte

Photo: Courtesy of AllTrails This guide is proudly presented by OrthoCaroline – our partners for a healthy life. If you want more outdoor itinerary inspiration, check out OrthoCarolina’s blog. Have a good exploration. If you’re leaf hunting, here’s a breakdown of which trails will have the best fall foliage and when. Sheets: The 2021 fall […]

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Elmo Lake water level in Billings has dropped about eight feet to eradicate invasive clams

BILLINGS – In an effort to kill the invasive Asian clams, the water levels at Lake Elmo State Park in Billings still have between eight and 10 feet to drop before the body of water is completely empty, said Bob Gibson, Montana, Fish, Wildlife and Parks Wednesday Communication and Education Program Manager. “We want all […]

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Great destinations to experience fall foliage in Baltimore and beyond

Rush hour for the centuries-old fall tradition known as leaf watching is fast approaching for the Baltimoreans. From mid-October to early November, streets, sidewalks and remaining branches will be covered in vibrant shades of orange and burgundy. Iconic fall colors provide sights that captivate everyone from annual lookouts to professional photographers. (Need inspiration? The National […]

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Canaan Valley fall foliage draws those from near and far to County Tucker |

Away from town, Tucker County includes more than half the land of National Forest, Federal Wilderness, Fish and Wildlife Sanctuary, and State Park, making the scenic Valley of Canaan, one of the most popular tourist destinations every season of the year, but especially in the fall. the foliage is at its peak. Although known for […]

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The Day – The grand opening of the northern section of the ambitious Tri-Town Trail will take place on Sunday

When hiking advocates designed a walking trail from Preston Community Park to Bluff Point in Groton in 2008, one of the stated goals was to instill community pride and cooperation between the three cities. Karen Parkinson de Ledyard, president of the Tri-Town Trail Association, will tick that target on Sunday when the 4.2-mile north section […]

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We asked for the best fall hiking trails in New England. Here are your favorites.

Community “Sometimes I drive out there without a destination and pull up at the start of a random trail. I haven’t had a bad time yet.” A view of Artist Bluff in the White Mountains of New Hampshire at sunrise. Greg DuBois There is no better place to experience fall than in New England, and […]

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Democrats say a civilian climate body will create jobs. Here is how it might work.

Inspired by the Civilian Conservation Corps of the 1930s, the Climate Corps would put people to work in short-term jobs or training programs focused on renewable technologies and building resilience in the face of the climate crisis. “The CCC is about saving the planet, but it’s also about making the planet a place where people […]

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Cosby completes Oregon Coast Trail, bigger dream | New

Crossing the 402-mile Oregon Coastal Trail, dubbed OCT by seasoned hikers, involves disconnected and sometimes dangerous routes that require navigating tidal currents to continue. Add to that a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis – a disease that mimics breathing through a straw – and 25-year-old Colton Cosby’s ambition could be described as not a challenge, but […]

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State opens new 30-mile hiking loop covering part of the Appalachian Trail near Millinocket

The state will open a new 30-mile backcountry hiking loop this Saturday that straddles the Appalachian Trail in the Katahdin area, south of Baxter State Park. The Great Circle Trail will connect two backcountry loops to the Appalachian Trail in its Hundred Mile Wilderness section on the Nahmakanta public reserve lands west of Millinocket. The […]

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Cosby completes Oregon Coast Trail, bigger dream | Local News

Crossing the 402-mile Oregon Coastal Trail, dubbed OCT by seasoned hikers, involves disconnected and sometimes dangerous routes that require navigating tidal currents to continue. Add to that a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis – a disease that mimics breathing through a straw – and 25-year-old Colton Cosby’s ambition could be described as not a challenge, but […]

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Minnesota’s Fall To-Do List

Fall has arrived, bringing with it balmy temperatures, colorful foliage, and lots of fun. Using your suggestions, we create a list of all the events and activities people should be doing to make the most of Minnesota’s fall, before it’s over. What are we missing? Tell us about your favorite fall activity. 1) Peep the […]

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Heavy rains flood wildlife trails in Alachua County

The sound of insects fills the otherwise calm scene at Turkey Creek Preserve. Wide grassy trails make up the majority of the reserve, but others are roped off – their trails are slippery with mud and filled with debris. Cliff Gionet, a 73-year-old Gainesville resident, completed his hike through Turkey Creek despite the heat and […]

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National Park Service issues concession leaflets for ferries

National Park Service press release: The National Park Service (NPS) issues two concession prospectuses on August 5, 2021, for a 10-year concession contract to operate a passenger ferry service between the South Shore of Long Island and Sailors Haven Marina within of Fire Island National Seashore and for a 10-year concession contract to operate a […]

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Fall is for the Reds on Blue Ridge Parkway |

With over 100 tree species, the Blue Ridge Parkway is a prime location for a fall getaway and leaf viewing. The 469-mile route traverses six mountain ranges in the Appalachian Mountains of Virginia and North Carolina. Operated by the National Park Service, the boardwalk is a planned landscape, unlike most national park areas. In 1933, […]

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Let Nature Feed You With These Fall Recreational Activities | Culture

Click to enlarge I can’t tell you how many times over the past year friends of mine have reacted to the madness of the world by joking that they just want to walk in the woods and never get out. Well why not? There is something to this. Time spent among cathedral-like trees, by flowing […]

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6 Best State Parks in Southwest Texas to Visit

The rugged mountains and immense skies that West Texas is known to extend far beyond the boundaries of the region’s iconic national parks. Fantastic state parks also dot the landscape, providing under the radar places to learn about ranching history, ancient Native American rock art, and views of Rio Grande. From the area surrounding El […]

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Upcoming events from August 2 | Sports

The list of upcoming events is a public service of The Times News. E-mail [email protected], fax the list information to (423) 392-1385 or contact the Evening Sports Department at (423) 392-1323 or 1-800-251-0328, ext. 4323. Include sport, dates, deadlines, location and contact details. Baseball CAMPS • ETSU PROSPECTS CAMPS, for Grades 9 to 12, will […]

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Charming New England coastal towns to see this summer

Whether it’s the white spiers of churches towering above the treetops of New England, the wide windswept beaches of the mid-Atlantic, or the quiet charm of the South Coast, there is plenty of summer left and plenty of time to explore lesser-known coastal enclaves that should be on your summer travel itinerary. Watch Hill, Rhode […]

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Bay Area Day Trips: Summer in Marin County

From wild beaches and ancient redwoods to swimming in the bay, to numerous hiking and biking tours, Marin County has the widest variety of natural beauties possible. Add in tons of history and delicious local food, and you’ve got a recipe for enough day trips to fill a dozen summers. This week’s Hoodline Bay Area […]

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What you need to know about Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park, from hiking trails to campsites

Camping, hiking, scenic natural beauty, and wildlife galore – Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park has it all. This California State Park, located on the western slope of the Santa Lucia Mountains, is a charming, wooded riverside retreat for those wishing to experience one of the Sunshine State’s most popular parks. Take a walk along the […]

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Saving shorebirds, one trip at a time

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ed Steponaitis jumps off the boat and trudges through the murky, warm Gulf of Mexico. His shorts are soaked in salt water up to the waist. He wades 50 yards to Three Rooker Island, a crescent-shaped haven west of Tarpon Springs. Swarms of birds hover above, squealing and croaking. On the […]

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Taylor’s through hike – Gilford hiker returns to AT after COVID launched her | Local News

GILMANTON – Taylor Tognacci is not a long time hiker. In fact, it wasn’t until after graduating from college that she hiked her first trail. Yet five years later, she’s accomplished a feat most hikers only dream of: trekking the Appalachian Trail. Tognacci grew up in Massachusetts, went to business management school, then moved to […]

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Missouri and Kansas: Best KC Campgrounds in the Kansas City Area

State Park earlier this month. The program, sponsored by Missouri State Parks, teaches the basics of family camping.” title=”The Minter family, including (left to right) Kelly; Tessa, 8 years old; Isaac, 6 years old; and Ron, practiced pitching a tent on Tuesday at their home in Kansas City. The Minters attended Camp Learn2 at Weston […]

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Fantastic things to do in Florence

Sitting atop the 360 ​​Grille revolving restaurant at the Marriott Shoals hotel in Florence, Alabama, I contemplated the 360-degree view of the Muscle Shoals region in this northern Alabama landscape. Below me, the shallows sparkled in the setting sun. Tucked away in northwest Alabama on the banks of the Tennessee River, Florence is one of […]

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In the less visited northern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park, solitude and sites to see

On a perfect June afternoon, visitors to the northern unit of Theodore Roosevelt National Park will see herds of bison roaming free, fearful flocks of mule deer, countless prairie dogs and dozens of wild turkeys cross the river. route at will. They will encounter geological anomalies that span millions of years and meandering views of […]

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Free fishing, shooting, geocaching, and rock climbing at this month’s Colorado State Park event

Outdoor Skills Day, a free opportunity for the whole family to sample a variety of outdoor recreational activities, returns this year at Mueller State Park. The fun begins at 10:00 am on Saturday June 26 with free activities spread throughout the park including fishing, target shooting with .22 caliber shotguns and rifles, archery, l bird […]

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Outdoor Hudson Valley attractions, state parks, waterfront dining

Gone are the days of COVID restrictions. At the start of the pandemic, many public places, including outdoor spaces, were closed. Concerns about being able to socially distance oneself have closed or limited many of the more popular hiking trails. Even during the summer months, access to many local parks and beaches was restricted to […]

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You can hike this amazing California trail for the first time in 13 years

As California drops most of its COVID-19 restrictions and reopens the state, one of its most popular hiking trails opens to the public for the first time in 13 years. Big Sur’s Pfeiffer Falls Trail reopens on June 18 after suffering devastating fire damage 13 years ago. The massive basin complex fire devastated 162,818 acres […]

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Trail boundaries are set in this state park for heat-related rescues

Anza-Borrego Desert State Park in California said on Tuesday it would limit access to trails due to excessive heat after two hikers had to be evacuated by air last weekend. In a Facebook post announcing the restrictions, park officials advised hikers to take safety measures to avoid similar occurrences. SOUTHWEST TEMPERATURES COULD GROW TO MORE […]

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5 Perfect Places on the Ohio Coast of Lake Erie for Bird Watchers, Hikers, and Lake Lovers

Ohio State Route 2 may not have the same character as Route 66, but for those looking for a smoother, quieter, and more relaxing getaway, this 40-mile stretch from Bono to Marblehead (strictly speaking, the last eight miles or so to Marblehead not on US-2) has it all to soothe your senses and enjoy life’s […]

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Firefighters rescue 29-year-old hiker on the edge of the Pu’u Piei trail in Kaaawa

Honolulu firefighters today rescued a 29-year-old lost hiker in distress who was hiking alone on the Pu’u Piei Trail in Kaaawa. The Honolulu Fire Department said it received a 911 call at 11:40 a.m. today for a lost hiker who exited the trail. Four units of 12 people responded, the first arriving on the scene […]

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to do today: Cool off at Walden Pond | BU today

What? Walden Pond State Reserve When? Monday to Friday, 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. weekends, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Boats are welcome on the water from 5 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. The park is closed to everyone, including pedestrians, when the parking lot is full. You can call 978-369-3254 to find out if […]

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Light winter promises great hikes on the Pacific Crest Trail

After a hard day of high altitude hiking a dozen miles around Ebbetts Pass, I would have settled for crackers, peanut butter and water. Instead, a group of trail angels I had never met before invited my companion and I to their roadside camp to enjoy hot cheeseburgers and cold beer. That’s the spirit of […]

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Share the beach | Notice

The snow plover was nestled under a covered cage with bars wide enough for it to come and go, as if relaxing under a palapa. “Does the cage not bother them?” ” I asked. “Surprisingly, that’s not the case – a lot of these birds were born in a cage,” said Cris Sandoval, reserve manager […]

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Hood Mountain Regional Park partially reopens for the first time since the Glass fire

Hikers, mountain bikers and horse riders are back at Hood Mountain Regional Park for the first time since last fall’s glass fire that burned down the popular park and open space reserve. Only a small chunk of the 2,000-acre Sonoma Valley park is open to the public, but it at least offers visitors an opportunity […]

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Southern California getaways to excite outdoor enthusiasts – Daily News

From sunny beaches to breathtaking outdoor scenery, it’s no wonder Southern Californians love spending so much time in the fresh air. Some of the country’s best parks, beaches, hiking trails, playgrounds, and even underwater landscapes are found here – and we’re highlighting 13 of our favorites. Note that some activities may be limited due to […]

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2-Week Luxury Tour of United States National Parks including Yosemite and the Grand Canyon

Private planes will transport you from park to park and the best guides will take you off the beaten track, always a challenge in the parks. And for all of Aman’s junkies, we have two trips planned. (The photo above is of Lake Powell, created in 1963 by the controversial Glen Canyon flooding. It is […]

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Top 20 Things to Do Around Salem, Oregon Capital & Day Trip Destination | Ap

There is a false but common feeling I hear all the time among the Portlanders: there is just nothing to do in Salem. How myopic is it? In fact, there is so much to do in and around the Oregon capital, you might as well book accommodation and spend a full weekend exploring all you […]

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WATCH NOW: Sandy Mountains, Beaches, and National Park Trails – In Indiana! | Business

Where to go Here’s a look at the local destinations in Indiana Dunes National Park: Chesterton European Market The Chesterton European Market is held every Saturday morning on Broadway and Third Street in scenic downtown Chesterton, just south of the Indiana Dunes Welcome Center in Porter and Indiana Dunes State Park. One of Northwest Indiana’s […]

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Where to find 6 gorgeous Michigan sand dunes for your next vacation

Michigan’s sand dunes come in many forms, from soft, sloping shoulders of sand to expanses of white gold so vast they can be seen from space. They can be home to rare and endangered wildlife, anchor peaceful beach days, serve as a backdrop for beautiful hikes, and in some cases, provide scenery for unbeatable off-road […]

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Beautiful Lakes in Texas Hill Country

The Texas heat is coming and the best place to escape the blazing summers is to cool off in a Texas Hill Country lake with the family. These Texas liquid assets provide a welcome respite. You’ll see some of the best scenery in the state, including cascading waterfalls, towering cliffs, pristine waterways, rolling hills, incredible […]

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What You Need To Know About Bringing Dogs To Texas State Parks

Summer vacation is almost here, which means camping trips, hikes, and visits to the many state parks in Texas. For those of us who view our dog as a member of the family (sometimes our favorite family member), including them in the fun is a must for the holidays. If you’re planning a trip to […]

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Natural resource | Warwick Beacon

By ETHAN HARTLEY When does a simple walk in the woods become something more? Maybe you come across an interesting plant with a unique flower that you have never seen before. Perhaps you will spot a colorful bird launching from a nearby branch. Maybe you are taking this walk with your curious and inquisitive child, […]

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Waterfront setting within walking distance of the beach inspires Grandview at Bay Beach Tower

Grandview is the only new high-rise tower in Southwest Florida that offers walking access to the beach and close proximity to marinas located minutes from the Gulf of Mexico. The bold vision of London Bay becomes a reality at Grandview at Bay Beach – and homebuyers can plan an elevated waterfront living experience in the […]

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As summer warms up, check out cool waterfalls in the upstate

Over the past year, many people have discovered the wonders of the outdoors as the pandemic forced them to find new ways to have fun and be entertained with their families. In the upstate, state parks have seen weekend camping reservations fill up quickly thanks to a combination of COVID-19 restrictions and the large number […]

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State parks ready to welcome the “staycation” crowd | New

As Memorial Day weekend approaches, those who have yet to make plans can enjoy one of the area’s state parks. Natural Falls State Park has one of the most scenic grounds in the area, with a 77-foot waterfall cascading through rock formations. It draws guests from all over the state year round, but on holiday […]

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Spend the day at Lake Hartwell State Park

Planning a day trip to Hartwell Lake National Park? Lake Hartwell State Park sits on the border of Georgia and South Carolina. Surrounded by 56,000 acres of lake, this state park is a fishing fanatic’s dream come true.. Plus, you’ll find opportunities for hiking, swimming, camping, and more. Enjoy the outdoors at Lake Hartwell National […]