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Post by The Pantry on 2017-04-28, 20:39

LooseGoose wrote:Obviously not all in State Parks - but a series of maps for beginning mushroom hunters.

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Ever been out in the great outdoors, seeing the wonders of Nature, hunting for the great morel mushrooms all on Mother’s Day weekend? All of this and more happens here in Mesick MI at the annual Mesick Mushroom Festival. Mesick MI. is the mushroom capital in the United States. Come enjoy our adventurous fun filled days, for people of all ages. There are many activities to be enjoyed by the family. Come hunt for mushrooms, Blessing of the Jeeps, food of all kinds, concerts, many events for kids, baseball and volleyball. We will have a great grand parade which if fun for all ages.  View our grand parade page. Treasures glore abound on this weekend be it in the great hunt, games, markets or just seeing old friends from past years. Another event is the Mud Bogg. Watch the mud fly all over. The sky truly is the limit for quality family- friendly activities, fun, finds, fast thrills and food at our great hometown festival.    Mesick is a small town, with a big heart. Come join us so we may help stimulate your heart, bring back old memories. View our lodging and sponsors pages for a great place to stay overnight or for more then a day. This makes for a fabulous complete vacation or day for you!

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-01, 09:03

Belle Isle Park‏ @BelleIsle_Park 19m19 minutes ago
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Accepting apps for summer work @ Belle Isle, Milliken State Park & Harbor https://lnks.gd/2/3Zt8q3 #PureMichigan #jobs #MiParks

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-03, 20:28

Great Lakes to add 15 trillion gallons by summer

The lakes look good for summer.

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-05-03, 21:44

LooseGoose wrote:Great Lakes to add 15 trillion gallons by summer

The lakes look good for summer.
Made me think of the Great Lakes water pipeline to the Southwest that's been proposed for years.  Which then made me remember Sam Kinison.  He was great.  Died far too young, and ironically, on a trip to perform in Nevada.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-06, 16:58

Van Riper State Park‏ @vanriperstatepk 2m2 minutes ago
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The monarch's are on their way to Michigan! Great information if you are interested in helping to sustain and... http://fb.me/8qseIovh0

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Post by The Pantry on 2017-05-06, 17:26

Driven past Van Riper at least 100 times. Never stopped or stayed there because it never fit the Detroit/Laurium itinerary. Too close to the Keweenaw on both the way up and the way down.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-09, 08:46

Spring star party with 'outstanding views' planned for Sleeping Bear Dunes



EMPIRE, MI - Seeing the moon, checking out Jupiter's brightness and getting star-finding tips are all on the list this weekend when Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore hosts its spring star gazing party.

It's planned for Saturday, May 13, from 9:00-11:00 p.m.

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Post by CaptainSlow33 on 2017-05-10, 17:27

WhiteBoyHatcher wrote:I gotta say, Belle Isle is a lot nicer now that the State has taken it over. And I don't mean in a The_Dude way, I mean the activities, the facilities, the beach, etc. I was impressed. Worth checking out.

Was down in Detroit for work a few weeks ago and decided to swing down Belle Isle before I went home - I was really impressed. It was clean and well maintained. I just did a drive-through, but I would gladly spend an afternoon down there sometime.

My favorite (apart from the Mackinac State Parks, which are in a class of their own) is Island Lake. I know there are definitely better State Parks, but Island Lake is close, clean, and offers a lot of different things to do. Sometimes I can actually trick myself into thinking that I'm up north when I walk around there, but it never lasts too long.
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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-16, 22:44

Vintage campers to gather at state park on Lake Michigan shoreline

MUSKEGON, MI - PJ Hoffmaster State Park is inviting its campers to take a step back in time.

The West Michigan park located on the shores of Lake Michigan at 6585 Lake Harbor Road will host its annual Vintage Camper Gathering from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.



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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-05-25, 09:47

Love camping with your pet? Michigan state parks roll out new options

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Post by xsanguine on 2017-05-25, 15:38

Anyone been to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness? Not the RV park type areas (Lake O The Clouds, etc) but the foot traffic only part?

I'm mostly curious about the trout fishing and whether the bears are as bitch-made as in the lower peninsula... or if I gotta actually think about where to hang muh food.

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Post by Robert J Sakimano on 2017-05-25, 15:50

LooseGoose wrote:Vintage campers to gather at state park on Lake Michigan shoreline

MUSKEGON, MI - PJ Hoffmaster State Park is inviting its campers to take a step back in time.

The West Michigan park located on the shores of Lake Michigan at 6585 Lake Harbor Road will host its annual Vintage Camper Gathering from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, June 3.


I think these folks should show up at the Vintage Camper Gathering..



they're the OG's of Vintage Camping.

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Post by CheesySpartan on 2017-05-25, 16:59

Robert J Sakimano wrote:
LooseGoose wrote:Vintage campers to gather at state park on Lake Michigan shoreline




I think these folks should show up at the Vintage Camper Gathering..



they're the OG's of Vintage Camping.


Second pic looks like some tailgaters at a trump rally

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Post by Senior Dickfist on 2017-05-26, 01:48

xsanguine wrote:Anyone been to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness? Not the RV park type areas (Lake O The Clouds, etc) but the foot traffic only part?

I'm mostly curious about the trout fishing and whether the bears are as bitch-made as in the lower peninsula... or if I gotta actually think about where to hang muh food.

I've back packed the Porkies twice. If you stay at the designated campsites along the trails there are bear poles that you can hang your food. If you stay off trail to fish certain parts of the rivers, I would suggest hanging your food.

I always hung my food there and only one time had a bear approach our camp at night, but it left very quickly.
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Post by xsanguine on 2017-05-26, 02:12

Senior Dickfist wrote:
xsanguine wrote:Anyone been to Porcupine Mountains Wilderness? Not the RV park type areas (Lake O The Clouds, etc) but the foot traffic only part?

I'm mostly curious about the trout fishing and whether the bears are as bitch-made as in the lower peninsula... or if I gotta actually think about where to hang muh food.

I've back packed the Porkies twice. If you stay at the designated campsites along the trails there are bear poles that you can hang your food. If you stay off trail to fish certain parts of the rivers, I would suggest hanging your food.

I always hung my food there and only one time had a bear approach our camp at night, but it left very quickly.

Good stuff! Have you fished the rivers at all?

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-04, 08:16

Kitch-iti-Kipi is the prettiest spot in Michigan you've never heard of

More than 10,000 gallons of water bubble up every minute from the limestone fissures at Kitch-iti-Kipi, Michigan’s largest freshwater spring, located at Palms Book State Park in Manistique in the Upper Peninsula. The spring is 200 feet across and more than 40 feet deep, it maintains a constant temperature of 45 degrees, and it's easily one of Michigan's true natural wonders.

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Post by LooseGoose on 2017-06-13, 17:57

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