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Exploring the Upper Peninsula

Nov 04, 2020

A few months ago, my wife and I decided to tour the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  We traveled from St. Ignace to Ironwood to Copper Harbor to Sault Ste Marie, finishing back in St. Ignace.  The trip took us across the Mighty Mac, along the southern coast of the U.P., through the Porcupine Mountains, into […]

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State of the Great Lakes Released

Aug 14, 2020

Recently released, the 2019 State of the Great Lakes report looks at significant issues that affected the Great Lakes and Michigan’s residents in 2019. It includes features about new offices within the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) responsible for climate, environmental justice, and clean drinking water; new lead and copper and PFAS […]

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What Makes Michigan Magnificent

Aug 12, 2020

If you are reading this, I assume you live in Michigan. I live in Michigan. Most of my clients live in Michigan. However, not all. What everyone who does not live here needs to know is that Michigan is a super fantastically beautiful state. I hope that last sentence conveyed what a natural wonderland Michigan […]

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Six New Pure Michigan Trails and Trail Towns Recognized

Feb 21, 2020

Three trails and three communities were recognized as Pure Michigan Trails and Pure Michigan Trail Towns by the Department of Natural Resources during the Governor’s Conference on Tourism this week. Pure Michigan Trails are routes that provide access to national, state, or regional scenic resources. They may be single trails or a combination of trails, […]

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Michigan State Parks Celebrate 100th Anniversary

Oct 09, 2019

This year, Michigan celebrates the 100th anniversary of its state park system.  Michigan’s state parks incorporate a wide array of outdoor recreation opportunities – camping, fishing, boating, swimming, trails, historical fun – the outdoor experiences are endless and create some of the best life moments and memories. It’s a vast system made up of 103 […]

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End of Summer but not Summer Activity

Sep 04, 2019

With the proverbial “end of summer” behind us (though not the technical end of summer which is September 23) I’m wanting not to let go. We were robbed of the first half with all the rain, grey skies, and cool temps, so my fight continues. So, to keep it going there’s a lot of summertime […]

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The Quirky History of the Governor’s Labor Day Bridge Run

Aug 28, 2019

Michigan offers a myriad of settings to run in unique and beautiful places.  Fifteen years ago, I was provided an opportunity I couldn’t turn down – one of the most unique there is and established by a former governor’s quick step.   Most everyone is familiar with the Labor Day Mackinac Bridge Walk, hosted annually […]

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Office of Outdoor Recreation Created

May 24, 2019

Given the abundance of natural resources and outdoor recreation in Michigan, the state is taking a step to further promote outdoor recreation activities throughout Michigan. To accomplish that, Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced the creation of the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry. The new office will be a partnership between the Department of Natural Resources and […]

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