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Cooler weather aids Duck Lake Fire suppression efforts

Cooler weather aids Duck Lake Fire suppression efforts

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today reported that cooler temperatures Wednesday evening allowed the fire crews to make sign...

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Certain campfires are not prohibited in Michigan DNR burning ban

Certain campfires are not prohibited in Michigan DNR burning ban

On Friday, May 25, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder ordered a ban on outdoor burning in 49 Michigan counties because of the extremely high wildfi...

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South Haven (MI) Family Campground to double in size in 2012

South Haven (MI) Family Campground to double in size in 2012

A major expansion is under way at South Haven Family Campground , meaning more family fun for West Michigan campers and outdoor recreation...

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Upper Peninsula Duck Lake Fire update:  Tahquamenon Falls State Park reopens; landowners contacted

Upper Peninsula Duck Lake Fire update: Tahquamenon Falls State Park reopens; landowners contacted

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources today offered this update on the Duck Lake Fire in the Upper Peninsula’s Luce County. Tahquam...

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RV Product: Blacktop 360 Party Hub

RV Product: Blacktop 360 Party Hub

Author's note: I came across the Blacktop 360 grill and, if you're in the market for a new grill for your RV, this might be wort...

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Seek the “Grand” Outdoor Experience this summer in the Waterloo Region of Ontario

Seek the “Grand” Outdoor Experience this summer in the Waterloo Region of Ontario

Waterloo, Ontario (in red) WATERLOO REGION, Ont. – If you’re beginning to plan that perfect summer getaway for the whole family, the Wa...

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BOOK: 'Backyard Excursions; Great Lakes Edition' offers some great getaway advice and ideas

BOOK: 'Backyard Excursions; Great Lakes Edition' offers some great getaway advice and ideas

The 2012-13 edition of the popular Backyard Excursions Travel Ideas Regional Travel Guide is now available. It is an indispensable refere...

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Ohio Tourism industry continues growth in 2011

Ohio Tourism industry continues growth in 2011

Lorain, Ohio lighthouse Tourism in Ohio reaches $40 billion in total sales, tops pre-recession level COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Ohio Office o...

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'Wetland Warriors' help repair flooded Illinois boardwalk

'Wetland Warriors' help repair flooded Illinois boardwalk

Courtesy of the Illinois DNR “Wetland Warriors” students from Creal Springs celebrate project they helped make possible Section 8 Woods ...

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Fishing fever hits Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Fishing fever hits Michigan's Upper Peninsula

Author's note: The Michigan DNR is now writing a monthly feature column for the Houghton Daily Mining Gazette. They — and I — believe ...

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Pennsylvania State Parks program caters to first-time campers

Pennsylvania State Parks program caters to first-time campers

Are you interested in camping, but have never tried sleeping out under the stars before? Or has it been several years (decades?) since...

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VIDEO: Kodiak Travel Traveler on a Bosch Test Track

VIDEO: Kodiak Travel Traveler on a Bosch Test Track

When you're in the market for an RV, among the considerations are its design and functionality — basically, will you enjoy it? ...

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VIDEO: Leveling, Securing & Stabilizing your RV by Mark Polk

VIDEO: Leveling, Securing & Stabilizing your RV by Mark Polk

Another video from my favorite RV expert, Mark Polk of RV Education 101 . In this RV how-to video Mark demonstrates how ...

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VIDEO: Discover Ohio's latest TV commerical

VIDEO: Discover Ohio's latest TV commerical

Just a quick 60-second commercial highlighting Ohio's popular tourist destinations.

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BOOK: The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges

BOOK: The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges

I now have another book on my reading wish list: The Complete Guide To The National Park Lodges (GPP Travel, Seventh Edition, 2012). Ac...

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Enjoy Michigan’s ‘Summer Free Fishing Weekend’ June 9-10

Enjoy Michigan’s ‘Summer Free Fishing Weekend’ June 9-10

The annual Summer Free Fishing Weekend will be Saturday and Sunday, June 9-10, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has ann...

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Great Wolf Lodge invests in Family Fun in 2012

Great Wolf Lodge invests in Family Fun in 2012

New attractions and experiences added coast to coast Great Wolf Resorts, Inc., North America’s largest family of indoor water park resor...

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Mackinac Island's Mission Point Resort open for the season

Mackinac Island's Mission Point Resort open for the season

Historic Mackinac Island resort offers a variety of travel packages When it comes to spring and summer, few places are as beautiful as n...

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Take a canoe trip this Sunday with author Doc Fletcher

Take a canoe trip this Sunday with author Doc Fletcher

Doc Fletcher, author of a handful of canoeing/kayaking books on Michigan and Wisconsin rivers, will be speaking at my local library this...

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Illinois DNR Newsbits for May 2012

Illinois DNR Newsbits for May 2012

Camping Reservations: Make your Illinois campsite and shelter reservations for many IDNR sites online through the Reserve America websit...

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Benzie County Kicks off Spring / Summer with 'Passport to Fun' Vacation Getaway running through Oct. 31

Benzie County Kicks off Spring / Summer with 'Passport to Fun' Vacation Getaway running through Oct. 31

Lake Michigan beach at Frankfort (Travel Michigan photo) The vacation getaway package includes over $175 of free fun activities, food an...

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Illinois residents urged to help combat invasive species

Illinois residents urged to help combat invasive species

Asian Carp May is Invasive Species Awareness Month in Illinois Invasive plant and animal species are threatening Illinois’ agricultura...

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