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Great Lakes Escape

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by Richard Varr
September 16, 2014

  The vast Lake Michigan shoreline may look like an ocean, but it’s an epic freshwater paradise. Tag along on a coast-hugging 200-mile road trip from Traverse City to Mackinac Island. From the bottom, it looked like an easy climb up a sand dune. Yet 20 minutes later, I’m still huffing and... Read more »

Yellowstone Your Way: A First-Timer’s Tool kit

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by Christine Goodier
June 13, 2014

  Planning a trip to see Old Faithful? Here’s what you need to know before heading off to the world’s largest collection of geysers Tell a few people you’re going to Yellowstone National Park and you’ll suffer from information overload. Your helpful boss or mother-in-law’s idea of a... Read more »

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Is The Place For Outdoor Recreation

Miners Castle at Pictured Rocks

James and Dorothy Richardson
March 27, 2012

Miles of inviting water — including lakes, rivers and waterfalls — abundant wildlife and thick green forests, numerous trails on which to explore the beautiful landscape, and a bounty of recreation opportunities are all there. This is exactly what we were told to expect of the Upper Peninsu­­la... Read more »

Fall Foliage Across America

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November 23, 2011

School has started again, work’s in high gear, and that summer vacation is all but a distant memory. But before packing up your gear ’til next spring, think about taking one last family camping trip — the timing is actually ideal with less traffic on the roads, cooler temperatures and the beautiful... Read more »

Badlands Camping In Theodore Roosevelt National Park

Badlands camping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park

November 23, 2011

Theodore Roosevelt National Park: Photo by NPS Badlands Camping in Theodore Roosevelt National Park is beautiful and offers a diverse place with everything from badlands and forests to prairies and rivers. There is a wide variety of wildlife including bison, elk, horses, prairie dogs, long-horn sheep,... Read more »

Minnesota Northwoods Camping In Voyageurs National Park

Voyageurs National Park

November 23, 2011

Voyageurs National Park: photo by NPS It doesn’t get much better than Minnesota Northwoods Camping in Voyageurs National Park. This park makes you leave your car and take to the water in order to fully enjoy all it has to offer, from lakes and islands to beautiful shore lines, excellent fishing,... Read more »

Michigan Camping In Isle Royale National Park

Isle Royale National Park: Photo by NPS

November 23, 2011

Isle Royale National Park: Photo by NPS There are many campsites throughout Michigan to experience Michigan camping, but one of the best spots is Isle Royale National Park. Isle Royale is located within Lake Superior in Michigan. The park is comprised of Isle Royale itself, which is the largest island... Read more »

Top 10 Wildlife Hot Spots in the USA

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November 22, 2011

Where do professional wildlife photographers go to shoot all those wonderful pictures? While some construct habitat to attract birds and mammals to their own backyards, most rely on public sites such as national and state parks or wildlife refuges to get within camera range of the critters. In addition... Read more »

10 GREAT KAYAK OR CANOE DESTINATIONS

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June 10, 2009

Whether it’s in kayaks, canoes, surf-skis or sit-on-tops, paddling continues to be one of America’s favorite pastime activities. From the icebergs of Alaska to the sub-tropical waters of Florida, ideal paddling destinations abound from coast to coast and in between. Here are 10 top paddling destinations... Read more »

ONE TANK CAMPING TRIPS

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October 15, 2008

Here are some of our favorite camping locations that are reasonably close to one of a dozen U.S. metropolitan centers, close enough that it takes just one tank or less of fuel to get there and back. Yet, they are far enough away to make you feel like you went someplace. The other thing they all have... Read more »

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