November Trail Safety: A Matter Of Situational Awareness, Courtesy And Common Sense

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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Lions and tigers and bears, oh my! Wild beasts are not a concern on the trails of Oakland County, but knowing a bit about trail etiquette and practicing situational awareness, spiced with a heavy dose of common sense, is an excellent practice for all trail users. Rule One: Don’t hike alone if it makes you feel uncomfortable. Many parks and nature centers have trails where you will easily find others. You can also seek out a club, like the Michigan Adventurers Club, that organizes numerous hikes in Southeast Michigan. Many are offered right here in Oakland County. Continue reading

Go Hike! Celebrate National Trails Day

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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There is something soothing about hiking purely for pleasure. Saturday, June 4th, is the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day®, the country’s largest celebration of trails. National Trails Day events take place across the nation, on trails of all sorts, including water trails.

The American Hiking Society states that in addition standard hiking, the day celebrates biking and horseback rides, paddling trips, bird watching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, and stewardship projects.

Michigan has thousands of miles of trails, with hundreds of miles of trails in Oakland County. Many Oakland County trails are family friendly and suitable for all ages. Continue reading

Exploring Nature Near You in the Six Rivers Landscape

WILDER SIDE OF OAKLAND COUNTY

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The first Saturday of June is American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day, the largest celebration of trails in the country. No matter where you are this Saturday, a trail awaits you. National Trails Day events will take place all across the country and will include hiking, biking and horseback riding, paddling trips, bird watching, geocaching, gear demonstrations, stewardship projects and more. Continue reading