Tag: trails

10 things to love about Alaska

Over the past few weeks, I’ve encountered several friends and acquaintances who mentioned they are planning to visit Alaska. It brings back memories of my amazing trip several years ago to this great state. I was fortunate to have two friends move to Alaska and extend an invitation to visit. Never one to turn down

10 tips to enjoy hiking on the trails

Today is National Trails Day. This annual event started in the early ’90s by the American Hiking Society to celebrate our country’s amazing trail system and introduce citizens to the variety of trail activities available, including hiking, biking, geocaching, horseback riding, bird watching, paddling and more. 2 There are more than 200,000 miles of trails

Explore museums and more when you check out Michigan Activity Pass

If you’re looking for some fun, yet inexpensive destinations to explore this summer, get to your local library. You can pick up some books to fuel your summer adventures. And you can check out a pass to hundreds of local destinations…..literally check it out. 2 Yes, my fellow Michiganders are lucky – did you know

Gratitude project – week 4

As I wrap up the final week of my gratitude photography project, I feel…..grateful! Every night I lay in bed reflecting on the day’s events, conversations and moments. I am so fortunate that the positive greatly outweighs the negative in my days. I try to maintain a positive, optimistic outlook on life and I’m grateful

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

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