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Women Can Learn Outdoor Skills at Minnesota DNR Winter Workshop

Women Can Learn Outdoor Skills at Minnesota DNR Winter Workshop

Women can discover the enjoyment of snowshoeing, cross country skiing, birding, wild ricing, dark-house fishing and hiking at a winter workshop offered by the Becoming an Outdoors Woman program of the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources. “The winter workshop provides a unique opportunity to try out winter activities in a…


Free “Pocket Ranger” Application Connects Users to the Great Outdoors of Tennessee

New Mobile App Now Available for Tennessee State Parks

Free “Pocket Ranger” Application Connects Users to the Great Outdoors NASHVILLE – The Department of Environment and Conservation has partnered with the Parks by Nature Network to launch Tennessee State Parks Pocket Ranger®, a free iPhone and Android application for park visitors on the move. “With more than 31 million visits…


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Celebrate National Hunting & Fishing Day

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) is celebrating National Hunting and Fishing Day (NHFD) on September 22. This year celebrates 30 years of bringing families to the outdoors. NHFD is a national event celebrated by all 50 states on the fourth Saturday in September. It was created in…


New trails open at Half Moon WMA

Half Moon Wildlife Management Area (WMA) in Sumter County will celebrate the opening of the area’s new hiking, biking and riding trails on March 19. Bring your bike, your horse or your hiking boots and take to the trails, or take the hayride or van tour to see and learn…


Indiana’s Long Distance Trails

Trails selected for this website are 10 miles long or greater, have a natural trail surface, and most have camping available to enhance the wilderness experience. These long distance trails occur on properties managed by a variety of public agencies. Each agency has it’s own role to play in the…


Secretary Salazar Announces Designation of 22 New National Recreation Trails in 13 States

WASHINGTON – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar recently designated 22 trails in 13 states as newly recognized National Recreation Trails, adding more than 525 miles of trails to the National Trails System. “From coast to coast, the National Trails System helps connect American families with the wonders of the…


DNR Invites Families to Join Park Quest Adventures

Governor O’Malley Encourages Citizens to Explore Maryland State Parks Annapolis, Md.  – The Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) invites families to sign up for the second season of Park Quest, a Maryland Park Service outdoor adventure-based program designed to encourage families to spend more time playing together in the…


State Park Lodges Offer Change of Scenery for Winter-Weary Ohioans

COLUMBUS, OH – Ohioans who are ready to trade in snow blowers and shovels for spectacular views of snow-covered hillsides are welcome to enjoy the comforts of lodge rooms or cozy cottages at Ohio State Parks.   Special packages that feature discounted rates make winter state park getaways even more…


2009 Minnesota State Park Permits Now On Sale

Just in time for holiday gift giving, the 2009 Minnesota state park annual permit is now on sale. It features a winter scene from Schoolcraft State Park in northeastern Minnesota to represent the theme of “quiet places.” Schoolcraft will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2009. Bemidji photographer Richard Jensen supplied…


Hill Country State Natural Area trail named ‘Most Challenging Ride’

BANDERA, Texas-Texas Horse Talk magazine readers have named a limestone trail through Hill Country State Natural Area the “Most Challenging Ride” in Texas. The trail, named Stair Step, leads horseback riders up a hill of narrow limestone steps, guaranteeing a perilous and exhilarating ride. “We [at the park] are proud…