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I woke up Tuesday to blue sky and sunshine, a perfect combination for a quiet hike and some fresh air. One of my favorite Little Traverse Conservancy properties is the Hoogland Family Nature Preserve.  For me, its proximity to home and 1.5 mile loop make it perfect before or after work hike…  The beginning of the hike is flat as it winds through the forest and creeps farther from the road.  A gradual but long incline gets the heart pumping as you climb the to top of the ridge.  This is always a nice spot for me to take a break, catch...

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Working at The Outfitter is never boring. Whether it’s going across the bay to rescue kayaks left abandoned due to high winds or trying to successfully carry multiple, much-needed ice cream cones from Kilwins back to the store on national ice cream day, things are always busy…

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Summer is in full swing. The sun rises early and stays up late, new flowers bloom daily, and mosquitoes swarm around me at dusk. It’s been a long year, we’ve waited patiently, and finally we’re getting a taste of the good weather we dreamed about all Winter long…

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During uncertain times, people look to normalcy. Offield Family Working Forest Preserve became a normal for me. A beautiful, easy-access, natural resource right outside your door — Offield Nature Preserve. A place for all activities for all ages…

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This summer has certainly been a unique one. It is hard to remember what day-to-day life looked like before the pandemic hit. One of the few positives to come from this time of crisis is the number of people that have either picked up or returned to running. To this end I thought I would share a couple tips, routes, and otherwise useful information for running in the Harbor Springs area…

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