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16 Best Luxury Hotels In The Lake District To Book In 2021

With a landscape as varied and dramatic as the emotions we’ve experienced over the past year, there’s a reason the UK’s Lake District has a reputation for helping poets to identify and transcribe the sentiments in their souls. William Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and yes, even Taylor Swift, have drawn inspiration from its riotous wildflower meadows, brooding storms and triumphant peaks.

At this point we know the benefits of being in nature extend beyond inspiring romantics. After the year we’ve had, an escape to some secluded enclave of this verdant, UNESCO World Heritage Site can bring a sense of emotional

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The future of recreation, tourism at Lake Tahoe

Although Lake Tahoe’s economy has facets — like building trades, health care, education, and a growing number of gig and remote workers, to name a few — the foundation of our region’s $5 billion economy is undeniably tourism. Equally apparent is that visitation is impacting Tahoe’s environment and our communities.

Joanne S. Marchetta

To put it plainly, amazing places like this can be “loved to death.”

After COVID significantly boosted participation in outdoor recreation last year, national surveys show that more than 60% of new participants say they expect to continue their outdoor activities post-pandemic. As tourism expands globally and

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Lake Street Dive Responds To Departure Of Mike “McDuck” Olson

Over the weekend, Mike “McDuck” Olson announced his departure from Lake Street Dive after playing guitar and trumpet for 16 years in the band he helped found. The amicable split came as a shock to fans of the Boston-bred R&B, indie-pop group, which issued its own statement on Wednesday.

In its own message, Lake Street Dive delivered a loving tribute to its founding member, calling him a “friend, leader, listener, dreamer, thinker, schemer, supporter, agitator, composer of both silly and heart searing songs, performer of tasty guitar parts and blistering trumpet solos, arranger of background vocals, cutter of steaks and

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Arapaho and Roosevelt adding reservations on Mt Evans, Brainard Lake

Every weekend last year, hundreds of cars spilled from trailheads, lining forest roads for miles. Wait times stretched for hours just to get inside Forest Service welcome centers at Brainard Lake and Mount Evans. Wildfires scorched more than a quarter of the 1.5 million acre Arapaho and Roosevelt National Forests. 

And still, the easy-to-access forest’s recreation numbers soared 200% last season as Coloradans escaped pandemic restrictions. 

“It was an unexpected increase and it was surreal and it had a huge, huge impact,” Arapaho and Roosevelt spokeswoman Reid Armstrong said. 

Land managers across Colorado are going to be better prepared this

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Longview parks, recreation officials plan to trap beavers damaging trees at Lake Sacajawea | Local







A tree damaged by beavers lays in the water at Lake Sacajawea near Kessler Boulevard and 23rd Avenue on Tuesday.


Courtney Talak



People walking, biking, boating or fishing at Lake Sacajawea recently may have noticed more trees missing bark, sporting bite marks or fallen into the water.

It’s unlikely folks will spot the culprits — beavers — but the Longview Parks and Recreation Department has received several reports about the damage, said Parks and Urban Forestry Manager Joanna Martin.

“There’s always wildlife at the lake. It’s not abnormal to have beavers,” she said.






Splintered tree

A tree damaged by beavers lays in

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Possible make-over for Cook Recreation Area on Percy Priest Lake

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A better outdoor experience at the Cook Recreation Area at Percy Priest has been brought to the attention of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District.

The Corps is evaluating a proposed action to lease the Cook Recreation Area on the shoreline of J. Percy Priest Lake in Hermitage, Tennessee, to provide the public with improved outdoor recreation opportunities. The initiative could lead to the renovation and reopening of a 57-site campground closed in 2004.

“We’re in the process of looking into a long-term park and recreation lease for the

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