Hartwick Pines State Park will celebrate Winter Trails Day, Saturday, Jan. 10, in conjunction with the national event, now in its 14th year, that encourages the public to get outdoors in winter and spend a day on the snow.
In a major victory for anglers, hikers and canoeists, the US Forest Service has dropped its appeal of a Federal Court decision to protect the Mason Tract and nearby Au Sable River from oil and gas drilling.
But for the last two years, the Yellowstone Ski Festival's world-wide reputation for having reliable snow before anyone else in the lower 48 states has been put to the test. And, once again, local organizers have been up to the task!
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources wants to remind winter outdoor enthusiasts that there are state parks and recreation areas that remain open to offer camping opportunities throughout the winter season.
Fourteen youth cross country ski programs will get a boost this winter thanks to funding from the American Birkebeiner Ski Foundation (ABSF). The Foundation recently awarded $12,500 to programs around the country targeted to youth skiers.
Lots of new and great things at Huron Meadows this year. 7.5 miles of skating and 12ish miles of classic, new trails, new maps and trail signs on the way, new grooming equipment to help speed up the grooming after the snows.
My research has concluded that ABR in Ironwood, Michigan is the place to go if you are part of the crowd that can and will drop everything and do anything to get good skiing now! It sounds like 40K of skiing will be open for the weekend.