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  • Man found dead in Jacobsburg State Park is identified

    Man found dead in Jacobsburg State Park is identified
    A man was found dead Tuesday afternoon in Jacobsburg state park in Bushkill Township after police and firefighters searched nearly four hours for him, according to police radio reports. Jay Broderick, 47, of Kunkletown was recovered at the scene,...
  • Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list

    Dunes gets spot on national top 10 parks list
    Mary McCammon of Rolling Prairie made the half-hour trek to the Indiana Dunes State Park Tuesday afternoon to celebrate the park's being named to one of the nation's top 10 state parks by USA Today, but she didn't come for herself — she came for her...
  • Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior

     Michigan's Porkies offer precious winter solitude along Lake Superior
    In winter, campers typically dream of warmer weather, but aficionados of snow and cold find places to lay their heads even as the flakes still fly. In a search of a last hurrah of winter (just the right way to celebrate a milestone 60th birthday), my...
  • Dunes pavilion plan gets public viewing

    Dunes pavilion plan gets public viewing
    Protestors with signs stood outside the Indiana Dunes Visitor Center Monday while those for and against a proposed banquet facility next to the pavilion at Indiana Dunes State Park packed the building. Desi Robertson's 7-year-old daughter, Stella...
  • Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings

    Virginia State Parks looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings
    If you love the outdoors and nature, there may be a job waiting for you with the state's park system. Virginia State Parks is looking to fill 1,000 seasonal openings to prepare for more than 4 million visitors between Memorial Day and Labor Day,...
  • Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks

    Lake County offers outdoor alternative to theme parks
    Is that cloying Disney tune "It’s a Small World" banging around endlessly in your cranium? Here in Lake County, we can help you. We also can assist if you’re feeling the urge to smother Harry Potter with his invisibility cloak and turn...
  • Dunes hosts May birding festival

    The inaugural Indiana Dunes Birding Festival, a joint partnership with the region's major environmental groups, takes place May 7-10. The event is meant to highlight the dunes area's rich biodiversity and bird watching opportunities to create a positive...
  • Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition

    Malloy Environmental Cuts Stirring Opposition
    HARTFORD – Although Gov. Dannel Malloy is getting praise for big-ticket environmental items in his new budget, like $378 million for clean water funding, some of his spending cuts are infuriating hunters, anglers and state park advocates. Malloy...
  • Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor

    Florida beach named best beach in the U.S. by TripAdvisor
    Siesta Beach near Sarasota has consistently won accolades from travelers around the world, and now it can add one more: TripAdvisor's best beach in the U.S. The user-review travel site rolled out the results for best beaches as part of its Travelers'...
  • How to get Californians to visit their state parks

    How to get Californians to visit their state parks
    It's a poorly run and out-of-touch parks system, indeed, that needs a commission to tell it to accept credit cards. Yet that's among the major recommendations of the so-called Parks Forward task force, which aims to transform California's state parks into...
  • Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls

    Dramatic photos say it all: A 'breathtaking' ice spectacle at Niagara Falls
    Becky White has lived in Niagara Falls, Canada, her whole life, and always likes to see the falls in the winter because the view is so clear. When she visited Friday morning, the view was different. Ice had formed not just at the base of the falls,...