Some theories of April Fool’s Day

April Fool’s Day has been around for a long while, all around the world, No one is willing to be foolish enough to say for sure how it started…

Perhaps the most accepted school of fool thought is that it is all calendar based. In 1582, the country of France fell in with a trend started by the Council of Trent in 1563 and changed from the Julian calendar to the Gregorian.

Requiring a ...

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Lake Huron: Interesting Facts & History

Photo Credit: ISS-36 Lake Michigan and Lake Huron. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository

 

So, just how big is Lake Huron?

With a surface elevation above sea level of 577 feet and an average depth of 195 feet (32 fathoms 3 feet), our wonderful Lake Huron is the 2nd largest Great Lake, with 23,007 square miles of surface area, (9,103 of which is Michigan territory). It’s the 4th largest freshwater lake on the planet, topping off at 850 cubic miles of ...

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Your Frequently Asked Questions, Answered

Here at Huron County Parks, we strive to go beyond customer satisfaction for all your camping needs. That’s why we compiled a list of answers to your most frequently asked questions to kick off 2019. For more information and park rules, click here.

  • When are the parks open?

Caseville County Park is open from April 15 to October 31. Oak Beach, ...

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Winter Camping in the Thumb & Beyond

Winter is upon us, and all of the Huron County Parks are closed until the spring. However, there is still camping to be had in the Thumb area. Here are the closest year-round campgrounds, in increasing distance from Huron County:

North Park Campground: 184 tent & full hookup RV sites available. Campground includes tables, water, dump, firewood, cable tv, and a playground for kids all ages.

836 North Lakeshore Road, Harbor Beach MI 48441

(p) 989-479-9554

Graham Memorial Park: No RVs, All Ages, ...

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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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