Prescott National Forest opens additional recreation sites this weekend | The Daily Courier

The Prescott National Forest will open the following recreation sites starting on Saturday, May 1:

Developed Recreation sites that open May 1:

• Group Campgrounds – Eagle Ridge Group, Playground Group, Upper Wolf Creek Group;

• Day-Use Sites – Groom Creek Schoolhouse Group Day-Use and Nature Trail, Spruce Mountain Picnic Area, Thumb Butte Group Ramada, Mingus Mountain Picnic Site, Summit Picnic Site, Mingus Lake; and,

• Family Campgrounds – Lower Wolf Creek, Potato Patch, Mingus Mountain, Groom Creek Horse Camp.

Developed Recreation sites that open May 24:

• Group Campgrounds – Turney Gulch Group;

• Family Campgrounds – Hazlett Hollow;

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Denver Hotel Owner Wants to Take Marijuana-Friendly Lodging National


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Legal cannabis is still a draw for tourists, but local consumption laws still prevent most hotels from explicitly allowing guests to consume it on their property. That could change in coming months, however, as Denver adopts looser pot hospitality regulations — and Chris Chiari can’t wait.

The owner of the Patterson Inn, a boutique hotel in an old mansion at 420 East Eleventh Avenue, has been trying to turn the place into a cannabis-friendly hotel since he bought it in

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The Case for a National One-Week Paid Vacation in America

After thoughts

Let’s shut. It. Down.


To: The United States of America

From: Dodai Stewart

Subject: The Case for a National One-Week Vacation

Date: Thursday, April 29, 2021


Hey! I hope this email finds you as well as can be.

So, look. As the subject line of this memo suggests, I think the entire nation needs a simultaneous week off.

A PAID week off.

This won’t work unless you’re on board. All of you. The government and corporations and small businesses and each and every citizen is a part of this. We need 100

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Michigan’s best state park? National travel magazine names its favorite

Michigan has more than 100 state parks and recreation areas, and picking a favorite might not come easy to most residents. But a national travel magazine has chosen its recommendation.

Mackinac Island State Park is Michigan’s best state park, according to Condé Nast Traveler.

Last week, the luxury and lifestyle travel magazine published its list of best state parks in each of the country’s 50 states. 

“Throughout the U.S., there are over 10,000 state parks, home to thundering herds of bison (like in South Dakota’s Custer State Park), colorful thousand-foot-tall cliffs (found in Palo Duro Canyon in Texas), and some

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Flathead National Forest Considers Flood of Requests for Recreation Permits

As if residents of Northwest Montana need further evidence that outdoor recreation is on the rise in the region, the Flathead National Forest is processing a flood of requests for events and outfitting services this summer, with proposals ranging from guided e-bike and ATV tours spanning 200 “service days” in the Whitefish Range to single-day foot races, bicycle rides, wellness retreats and shuttle services.

The deluge of proposals comes as both state and federal public land managers grapple with an uptick in outdoor recreation uses and predict record-breaking visitation this summer. Over the past year, the COVID-19 pandemic has driven

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7 Stunning Homes Near National Parks You Can Book on Vrbo

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If you’re planning your summer vacation, there’s a good chance this year’s trip will involve a visit to at least one of the country’s National Parks. Whether you’re a fan of outdoor adventuring or just prefer to take in the beauty of your natural surroundings from the car, National Parks are always a solid travel option.

If you’re planning a National Parks trip and want to stay in a home versus a hotel

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