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  • Sap to Syrup - Making it Yourself - Sat 2/27
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Parks and Recreation

Local Trails with Regional Reach: Expanding the Network in the Great Trails State

Local Trails with Regional Reach: Expanding the Network in the Great Trails State

With more 12,000 miles of recreational trails, Michigan is quickly becoming known as “The Great Trails State”. These trails allow users to experience our rich natural, cultural, and historic resources. The diversity of available trails appeals to folks with various time commitments, fitness levels, and sense of adventure: whether one wants to backpack for multiple weeks or bicycle on Washtenaw County’s Border-to-Border Trail (B2B) for a day—there is something for everyone.

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Washtenaw Weasels: Predator--Small, but Fierce

Washtenaw Weasels: Predator--Small, but Fierce

Of the fur bearing mammals in Washtenaw County—what type is the only one that can grow a white winter coat? Is the smallest carnivore in Michigan? Can wrap its body around its prey like a constricting snake? The answer is a weasel!

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Watkins Lake State Park & Preserve: Becoming a Reality

Watkins Lake State Park & Preserve: Becoming a Reality

The Washtenaw County Parks & Recreation Commission (WCPARC), in partnership with the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (MDNR), and The Conservation Fund, is pursuing a historic opportunity to establish a new state park and County nature preserve that will straddle the Washtenaw County/Jackson County border.

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