Categories for

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


IT MUST BE SPRING???

Posted: March 10, 2016 9:35 am

It’s Tuesday, March 8, and spring is not scheduled to arrive until the 20th.  This morning with camera in hand and coffee in my mug I ventured out to Presque Isle at 7:15 a.m.  I had a jacket handy, but for the most part, I really didn’t need it.   It was 65 degrees out unless… 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


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


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


SAD days are coming! – – Can Walking on Presque Isle Help?

Posted: October 23, 2014 7:37 pm

  It is fall and winter is on its way.   When you leave for work, its dark outside.   Soon when you leave for home – – it’s dark outside.   These short days and lack of natural sunlight cause many people to become SAD.    What is SAD?   Seasonal Affective Disorder.   It can and does make many… View Article


LET’S TALK ABOUT THOSES HOLES YOU SEE IN THE TREES ON PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: August 29, 2014 5:25 pm

Usually we think of the forests we see and visit as a natural habitat, or place to live for a wide range of animals, birds and plants. Whenever I am able to talk to visitors on the park and the subject of the park’s woods and forests, the topics turn to mammals, insects, and birds…. View Article


PROTECTING AND ENJOYING OUR NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Posted: August 15, 2014 6:24 am

  I just finished reading a book written 164 years ago called “Rural Hours” by Susan Fenimore Cooper. She was the first American woman to publish a book of nature writing. The book is written in the form of a year-long journal and is organized to describe her simple life in her village, Cooperstown, N.Y…. View Article


QUIET TIME IN THE WOODS AND FORESTS OF PRESQUE ISLE

Posted: July 28, 2014 8:13 am

Walk down one of the trails of Presque Isle and stop for a minute under one of the large trees just off the main path.   Is it an oak?   Is it a maple?   If you were in the Great Smokey Mountains it could be a 150 foot Tulip Tree.   Elsewhere the trees might be a… View Article


1 2 3 6