Category Archives: Nature & Parks

Tour Alpena County’s MTB Trails Fund Raiser

Rail Trail Bridge Pano

Saturday July 23rd 2016 at 8am Ride all the single track in Alpena County starting at Rockport ~ Norway Ridge Pathway ~ Chippewa Hills Pathway

The day would begin at 8am at Rockport State Rec Area doing one 7 mile loop around the quarry, then jumping in your vehicle and driving to Norway Ridge Pathway where you would do an lap approx. 7 miles then back into your vehicle on to Chippewa Hills Pathway for a lap of 7 to 10 miles.
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Elevated fire danger Monday & Tuesday

fire-danger-wildfireFire danger throughout northern Michigan will be elevated Monday afternoon and early evening, and once again on Tuesday due to dry weather conditions.

The National Weather Service out of Gaylord says temperatures in the 70s, low humidity levels, sustained winds of 5 to 10 miler per hour and a lack of significant rainfall over the past week will create ideal conditions for wildfires.

Those enjoying the outdoors are strongly urged to take the proper precautions with campfires and other open flames and remember to properly dispose of used smoking materials.
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Michigan’s Great Lakes – Lake Huron

Michigan is the land of the inland seas — The waters of Michigan’s Great Lakes lap against 3,200 miles of Michigan coastline onto sandy beaches and rocky shores, dotted with more than 100 public beaches, and two National Lakeshores.

Lake Huron was originally called it La Mer Douce, the sweet or freshwater sea by French explorers. Later, Lake Huron took its name from the Huron Indian people who lived along its beaches. The Great Lake forms the eastern outline of Michigan’s “Mitten,” including the distinctive “Thumb” which is dotted with port towns and shelters Saginaw Bay. The Lake Huron shoreline of the Lower Peninsula is often referred to as the “Sunrise Side.” Its waters also touch the Eastern Upper Peninsula, meeting Lake Superior to the north via the St. Marys River at Sault Ste. Marie, and mingling with Lake Michigan at the Straits of Mackinac.
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