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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore New Fees Effective March 1, 2022

  Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore New Fees, 2022 The following is from a National Park Service press release, issued December 2021 from the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore office. Munising, Michigan – Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore will begin charging entrance fees starting March 1, 2022. Camping and lighthouse tour fees will increase effective January 1, 2022. […]

Hike the Hill 2021: Congressional Outreach

  The final week of Hike the Hill was a busy one! by Andrea Ketchmark We kicked off the week with a meeting with the Chief of the U.S. Forest Service Vicki Christiansen to discuss the new 10 Year Trail Shared Stewardship Challenge. Trail advocates met with the House and Senate Natural Resources Committee, as well […]

Hike the Hill 2021: National Trail Leadership

  A big part of Hike the Hill is demonstrating how nonprofit partners contribute to the system in our cooperative management structure. by Andrea Ketchmark The National Trails System Act, designated in 1968, was unique in that it not only established the National Trails System and mechanisms for trail designation, but it also called for […]