Tag: hiking

Fall colors paint the trails at Wolcott Mill park

It was another beautiful fall day in Michigan when I ventured to my next hiking destination. Wolcott Mill is part of the Huron-Clinton Metropark system. Located in Ray Township in north Macomb County, the 2,625-acre park has much to offer visitors. In addition to the amazing beauty of the colorful fall leaves, Wolcott Mill has

Nature center offers great outdoor escape in Troy

When the sun is shining on a crisp fall day, there’s not much better than taking a hike in the woods. So I decided to do just that and headed to the Stage Nature Center in north Troy. Several friends have recently mentioned this conveniently located nature center and surrounding trails. I have never personally

Hiking Stony Creek Metropark’s nature center trails

I’m on a health kick lately, trying to drop some weight, eat healthy and relax my mind and soul. So it’s been a great pleasure to get some exercise while enjoying Michigan’s amazing fall weather. The past two weekends, I’ve visited one of my favorite local metroparks to hike the trails and enjoy the changing

Tips for hiking with young children

I enjoy hiking our local nature trails and try to pass that love to my nieces and nephew whenever I get the chance. They all thankfully seem to appreciate the outdoors too, which makes me very happy! Lower Michigan is enjoying some nice weather as we come upon the end of September so I took

Family camping trip near Lake Huron

I enjoy camping, especially in Michigan where we have some of the best parks and campgrounds. You really don’t have to drive far to find a campground. Most campgrounds have plenty of options for pitching tents, parking a trailer/camper, or even renting rustic cabins to sleep in if you prefer to be off the ground.

5 reasons to enjoy camping

Last week, my family and I went camping (more to come on that experience). I’m sad to admit it’s been a while since I’ve slept in the great outdoors and when I snuggled into my sleeping bag, I realized that I have missed the experience. 2 Some people are surprised to find I like hiking

10 tips for relaxing

2 In this rat race we call life it’s not always easy to find five minutes of ‘alone time’ or quiet time to unwind and just breathe. But it’s critical to do just that. Slowing down, stepping back from challenging situations and finding time to focus on the joys of life help improve our lives

A few of my favorite things

Barbara Streisand and Maria from the Sound of Music sing about raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens as a few of their favorite things. While my husband, family and friends rank as my favorite people in my life, there are some things that bring smiles to my face and warmth to my heart. As

Free or low cost activities keep summer fun

I’m always tempted to close my eyes when I see back to school supplies filling store shelves in July. And plug my ears when I hear people talking about fall activities. It’s only July and I’m milking every minute of our short Michigan summer weather! Besides there are still lots of activities I want to