12 National Parks Surge in Attendance

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As many national parks broke attendance records through the first 11 months in 2015, parks are bracing for even greater crowds in 2016, when the National Parks Service turns 100 years old. Overall visitation to parks, monuments, and other sites administered by the National Parks Service is on track to hit 300 million in 2015, […]

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Michigan Recreation 101 Receives National Recognition

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Parks and Recreation Division has been honored by the National Association of State Park Directors. The association recently gave its 2012 President’s Award to the agency in recognition of its Recreation 101 program—a popular and growing series of instructional events and workshops that encourage residents and visitors to […]

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Pure Michigan Caramel Apple: Official Ice Cream for Michigan State Parks

Kids let their taste buds do the judging Naming the official Pure Michigan ice cream flavor of Michigan state parks? Tasty work if you can get it, and the 2012 Outstanding Outdoor Kids did just that! Selected by the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR), this year’s winners—Lexi Loehfelm, 11, of Ada; Noah Ekdom, 12, […]

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Five Things You Need to Know Today: February 17

Since I like things to come in fives (and tens), here are five things YOU need to know TODAY! 1. Tire Inflation Proper tire inflation is more important to your safety when traveling than many RVers realize. Under-inflated tires create excessive heat, break down tire walls, create greater instability while driving, and decrease fuel economy. […]

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Michigan: Recreation Passport a Success

Michigan’s new method of paying for state park operations and maintenance met its fundraising goal for the first year and is proving to be a reliable system, the Associated Press reported Thursday (October 20). Starting last October, residents were given the option of paying $10 for a “recreation passport” when renewing their vehicle registration. Good […]

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