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NORDIC WALKING POLES OR WALKING STICKS – -ARE THEY FOR YOU?

Posted: March 26, 2016 9:57 am

Why you might want to consider a walking or hiking stick or what are called Nordic walking poles for your walks on Presque Isle. Do you want to enjoy a better overall workout without feeling you are exerting any more work or energy?  Then you might think about trying to use walking sticks or Nordic… View Article


FOGGY MORNING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: March 15, 2016 10:09 am

  On Saturday morning, I woke up at 4 a.m. for some crazy unexplainable reason.  Sleep had made a quick escape from my morning menu. As I went into the kitchen to make coffee, I noticed that I could barely see my garage just sixty feet away. The fog was like the old time saying… View Article


A NATURAL HIGH

Posted: March 6, 2016 9:12 am

I recently read a quote from Craig Chalquist, PhD of the east-west Psychology Department at the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco.   He said, “To be truly healthy, we need nature. We evolved in a natural world. Technology keeps us indoors for so long we forget we’re part of it.” Well, here in… View Article


TAKE A PRESQUE ISLE HIKE!

Posted: February 23, 2016 7:50 am

  Many people do not let the winter weather get in their way of hiking, walking or just plain enjoying a bit of time on Presque Isle State Park. Still others just plain love winter.  They find reasons to ice fish, go snowshoeing or cross country skiing on the park in addition to just walking… View Article


ICE DUNES AT PRESQUE ISLE BEAUTIFUL, WONDERFUL AND MISSING

Posted: February 12, 2016 8:47 am

  “Don’t climb the ice dunes”, warn the signs and rangers on Presque Isle. Of course, that’s when there are ice dunes. Last Thursday I had a meeting at Lakeshore Country club where I could look out over Lake Erie and see eight foot waves rolling in off the ice free lake. These waves can… View Article



THE MANY OLD-FASHIONED DELIGHTS OF A PRESQUE ISLE WINTER

Posted: January 22, 2016 6:48 am

Today is midday, midweek, mid-January, and midwinter and sure enough a light flurry snow is falling.  This IS Erie, right?  Under this winter wonderland spell, Presque Isle takes on a hushed Currier and Ives look and quality. As I drive onto the park, I notice quite a few courageous walkers on the multi-purpose trail. They… View Article


” JUST LOOK AT ALL THOSE FALLEN TREES LITTERING THESE BEAUTIFUL WOODS!”

Posted: December 11, 2015 8:05 am

            That’s what a few people in a group of senior citizens said as I guided them on a Presque Isle trail walk last spring.  Three people thought it was shocking that no one from the park’s maintenance staff was not out in the woods along the trails to remove the stumps and fallen trees… View Article


WALKING AND WANDERING ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: November 24, 2015 6:52 am

As Presque Isle slips between fall and its annual opening of the winter season, an austere beauty sets in on the park. This is a beautiful time for just wandering.  As many past visitors to “A Place for All Season” know, I define “wandering” as just walking here and there on Presque Isle with NO… View Article


EARLY MORNING – – The day’s most alluring and tantalizing time

Posted: November 26, 2014 6:11 am

  What is it that makes the early morning sunrise hour so tantalizing and the outdoor world so alluring to most nature lovers? To my friend Brian Berchtold, it’s the time birds and animals of Presque Isle welcome the day and seem to pose for him as he kayaks the slumbering waters of the lagoons… View Article


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