Home towns of Huron County Parks, part 4

Harbor Beach, Michigan is the home town of Wagener County Park. With a population of 1,703 in 2010, the city contains 2.09 square miles, 1.75 square miles of land and the remaining 0.34 square mile of water. Harbor Beach boasts as the most recognized largest man-made fresh water harbor on Earth. It is also a popular dock for many ships on the sail from Pointe Aux Barques to Port Huron.

HB002The first settlers ...

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Home towns of Huron County Parks, part 3

We’ve previously spotlighted the beautiful towns of Sebewaing, Caseville and Port Austin. Now we come to another home town of Huron County Parks:

Port Hope: Home base to two Huron County Parks, Lighthouse and Stafford, situated within Rubicon Township is the village of Port Hope. Home to 267 souls as of the 2010 census, the village comprises 1.01 square miles.

William Stafford, of Lexington, purchased the very first plot of dirt in what is today the village of Port Hope ...

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Home towns of the Huron County Parks, part 2: Caseville & Port Austin

We highlighted the lovely village of Sebewaing in a previous blog. Here’s the scoop on two more home towns of the Huron County Parks:

Caseville

As a city (777 population in the 2010 census), incorporated in Huron County, and as part of a township also called Caseville (2,700 folks total; 1.13 square miles in area), this is considered the number one spot in the Thumb for vacationers. One reason for this is the 16 year old annual 10-day “Cheeseburger in ...

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Just for fun: Common camping-related expressions

Have you ever noticed the amount of words related to camping, or even containing the words “camp” or “camping” that are in our every-day speech? For fun on a cold wintry day, here are a few examples, which we can all enjoy under one big tent. (There’s one!)

boondocks – meaning a rural or remote area, comes to us from the Tagalog bundok. The term was introduced in the early 1900’s by U.S. servicemen returning from the Philippines following the conclusion of the ...

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Michigan Trivia

Here are a bunch of fun facts about the Wolverine State.

MichiganTrivia2Geographically speaking…

  • About 15,000 years ago, the last of the major glaciers of the Wisconsin Glaciation began to pull back to the north. The scraping of the ice dug out, and the melting ice filled the five Great Lakes.
  • Ninth in population, Michigan is 11th in land area and is the largest state by total area (including water) east of the Mississippi ...
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Fun in the Thumb – Winter Activities

Baby, it’s cold out there! But it’s still fun out there. Here are some spots in the Thumb, open all winter, to provide entertainment and intrigue during the shortest days (and longest nights) of the year.

Antiques, etc: Hattie’s Corner in the Thumb, 6767 N. Lakeshore, Palms, MI 48465, is a funny little store containing a combination of curious curios from the mid-20th century. The shop keys on the decades of the 1950’s, 1960’s and 1970’s, a time so fondly recalled in pop culture. ...

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Top Camper Questions

Through the year we talk to hundreds of campers and receive thousands of bookings. Often times, campers have very similar questions, so we’ve made a list to help get you where you need to be in 2016.

  1. Are there still seasonal campsites available for 2016? Yes! There are still seasonal sites available at three of the Huron County Parks: Lighthouse Park, Wagener Park and Sebewaing Park. Caseville Park, Oak Beach Park and Stafford Park are currently sold out for seasonals for ...
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Do It Yourself Camping Accessories

Camping is the ultimate DIY experience. Your tent is a “do-it-yourself” house, camp cooking takes place at a DIY “stove”, you get the idea. Here are a few more DIY ideas for camping accessories.

1: Hand-washing station: It’s always nice to have a clean, consistent spot to wash up. Take a large water jug with a spigot, dedicate it to hand washing exclusively, place in a central, convenient location in the camp, probably a picnic table and mount using 2 bungee ...

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Camping is good for your health

We all know camping is fun, hanging in the great outdoors, with family and friends. Camping is also good for your health in several scientifically measurable ways.

Camping elevates the amount of vitamin D in your body: Sufficient taking in of sunlight, without overdoing it, increases the making of Vitamin D in your body, a good thing.

HealthyCamping3Camping reboots your body’s clock to nature’s: We all have a normal sleep cycle called the ...

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Healthy choices for protection from the sun and bugs

You are out camping at your favorite Huron County Park and to maximize your enjoyment (and your health) you want some sort of protection from both the wonderful, but sometimes harmful, rays of the sun. And those pesky bugs? Who needs ’em?

bugsprayWhat are the healthy, safe choices? How can we find reliable, natural and green alternatives to the chemicals most popular on the store shelves?

The key is to learn what is inside your ...

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