How about those Park Managers!? Part 2

The park managers at Huron County Parks work hard to ensure your experience is the best it can be. As the season is coming to a close, we’d like to share a little more about them so you can learn about the folks that have made your summer so special. This month we get to know our managers a little better.

What’s a little known “secret” about your park?

Robert from Stafford Park: Stafford Park is a sleepy family park hidden off M-25 ...

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How About Those Park Managers?! Part 1

The park managers at Huron County Parks work hard to ensure your experience is the best it can be. As the season is coming to a close, we’d like to share a little more about them so you can learn about the folks that have made your summer so special.

This month we introduce you to three of our hard-working park managers. Betsy Strozeski from Caseville County Park, Robert Burcham at Stafford County Park, and last, but not least, Patty Naud, ...

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Part 2: Fun Facts About Michigan

(Paul Bunyan and Babe the Blue Ox Statue (Ossineke, Michigan) – October 11, 2014 by Corey Seeman via CC 2.0)

Since Michigan has two parts, here’s the second part of our Fun Facts series.

Kalamazoo:

A 1942 popular song by the Glen Miller Orchestra taught the rest of the U.S. how to spell this Michigan burg, “(I’ve Got a Gal in) Kalamazoo” reached number 1 that year; also number 1, the Kalamazoo Mall, the nation’s very first outdoor shopping ...

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Part 1: Fun facts about Michigan

The Indians of Michigan by FotoGuy 49057 via CC 2.0

Michigan is a unique state with two roughly equal peninsulas, separated by water, joined by a bridge, plus these other one-of-a-kind attributes:

  • One can stand at any point in our state and be within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes because our state is touched by four of the Great Lakes, more than any state: Erie, Huron, Michigan, and Superior.
  • Novi, Michigan got its name by being Stagecoach ...
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Museums in the Thumb

The Michigan Thumb is home to many great museums. From Bad Axe to Caseville and Harbor Beach to Sebewaing, you can expand your artistic horizons at any one of these museums:

Allen House Museum -303 N. Port Crescent Ave., Bad Axe  – 989-550-2733 – Original 1902 Dutch colonial home of Wallace E. Allen, the town’s longest serving mayor.

Bad Axe Museum Of Local History – 110 South Hanselman St., Bad Axe – located on the second ...

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2018 Campgrounds Calendar

There are lot of great events at each Huron County campground throughout the season, with more being added by managers all the time. To get the season started, here is a list of important dates you may want to save, including dates for Ribstock and Cheeseburger, plus Halloween weekends at the parks. Please keep in mind, park events are subject to change.

April 15, 2018: Caseville County Park opens for the season.

May 1, 2018: Lighthouse, Oak Beach, Sebewaing, Stafford and Wagener ...

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A sprinkling of surprising Spring facts

Now that Spring has sprung in the Thumb, it’s time to share some vernal info!

Spring’s first day is the vernal equinox (“spring (season) equal night” in Latin). It is always March 19, 20 or 21, different dates because a year (the time it takes Earth to orbit the Sun) is 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes and 46 seconds. Only the spring and fall equinoxes have 12 hours of daylight and 12 hours of darkness, sunrise due east and sunset ...

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Simple camping tips to make the best of your trip

Is it time to start getting ready for this season’s camping? The plain and down-to-earth reality of camping is enjoyed for its back-to-basics focus on the fundamental aspects of living: shelter, sleeping, eating. The contrast of this simple existence with our normal daily life is part of the appeal, but there are ways, simple ways, to add convenience to your “roughing” it in the wild.

Here are a few simple ideas:

Charcoal briquettes carrying ...

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Hiking & Walking Trails of the Thumb

For all us hiking enthusiasts walking around out there, here is a brief walk-thru of just a few of the many trails available in Huron County, three on land, one by sea.

Huron County Nature Center and Wilderness Arboretum: 1.25 miles: M-25 east about 9 miles to Oak Beach Road. Turn right (south) and drive to Loosemore Road. Turn left (east) on Loosemore and continue to the park entrance on the left: within one mile of the beaches of Saginaw Bay, paved trails ...

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