Winter is upon us, and all of the Huron County Parks are closed until the spring. However, in these strange lock-downed times, there is still winter camping to be had in the Thumb area and beyond. Here are the closest year-round campgrounds, in increasing distance from Huron County:
Snowy river in Pinckney by Eric M. Livak Hale via CC 2.0
North Park Campground: 836 North Lakeshore Road, Harbor Beach MI 48441 (p): (989) …
The time to make your 2021 reservations is fast approaching. To aid you in booking your stay, here are the dates for 2021 events at the campgrounds:
November 2, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (32 night minimum)
November 9, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (26 night minimum)
November 16, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (18 night minimum)
December 1, 2020 – Cheeseburger reservations open (9 night minimum)
One hundred and two years ago, in Grand Rapids, Michigan there was a difference. An important difference in its experience with the influenza pandemic that had begun to sneak up on the cities of America. This difference was the fact that the first case of the flu was Arthur H. Vandenberg, the publisher and editor of the Grand Rapids Herald, the city’s most-read newspaper.
Traveling on a fund-raising tour with a U.S. Navy band, Vandenberg …
On a world wide view, the flu pandemic of 1918 had 500 million cases, fully one-third of the people in the world. Today’s equivalent would be around 2 billion. 50 million sufferers died from the pandemic, 650,000 in the U.S. Sad to say, we may approach such numbers in 2020.
Fewer American servicemen died in combat during World War I than succumbed to influenza..
Turning to our Wolverine State, the death toll from …
This current time of pandemic, uncertainty, isolating, wearing masks and hospitals filling up seems like it has never happened before. But, it has. Michigan has gone through times like this before and come out the other side.
A hundred and three years ago, in 1917, people died mostly from heart disease, strokes or cancer, just like 2017. But in 1918, most folks died in Michigan from the flu.
The influenza pandemic that swept …
First of all, we are pleased to confirm that, as of today, camping is going to be available beginning June 22nd. We want to assure you that all Huron County Parks campgrounds will be strictly following protocols currently published by the CDC and the State of Michigan, including attendants in the bathrooms and other measures to maximize your safety.
We feel, however, in fairness to you, as a camper who has an existing reservation, there may …
The current pandemic has affected us all in many different ways. Any outlet for activity outside of where we’ve been for two months is important. Camping is a wonderful opportunity to practice both social distancing and isolation while enjoying the beauty of nature.
With this in mind, the Huron County Road Commissioners acting as the Huron County Park Trustees will be opening the Huron County Parks on a very limited basis for SEASONAL CAMPERS ONLY beginning …
Concluding our three part series of Michigan History, we are picking up where we left off in the mid-1950s to today. Find out more below.
1957– Detroit Lions win their 4th (and most recent) NFL Championship, defeating Cleveland Browns 59-14 at Briggs Stadium.
1957 – Fort Wayne, Indiana Pistons NBA team moves to Detroit.
1957 – November 1 – The five-mile long Mackinac Bridge opens.
Continuing our three part series of Michigan History, we are picking up where we left off in the mid-1800s into the mid-1900s. Find out more below.
1847 – The two houses of the Michigan legislature move the state capital to Lansing.
1854 – In Jackson, a new national political party has its first meeting. It is decided the name will be the Republican Party. Begun before the Civil War, still going today.
Board of County Roads Commissioners of Huron County
The Huron County Road Commission acting as the Huron County Parks Trustees will hold a public hearing on March 4, 2020, at 8:30 am at the Huron County Road Commission Office, 417 S. Hanselman Street, Bad Axe Michigan, to seek community input regarding a proposed Michigan Land and Water Conservation Fund grant application for improvements at Lighthouse Park. Lighthouse Park is located at 7320 Lighthouse Road, Port …