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Long distance hiker enjoys local stretch of North Country Trail.

May 13, 2021

Long distance hiker enjoys local stretch of North Country Trail. Outdoors by Joan Young Mary McKinley, trail name “Denali,” passed through Manistee, Mason, and Lake counties in early May on the North Country Trail. It used to be that very, very few people even knew the NCT existed. Now, the trail is hosting a handful of long-distance hikers each year.…

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New Recruits to the Choir

April 22, 2021

New Recruits to the Choir Outdoors by Joan Young If you’ve been on social media much, you’ve seen stories. If you’ve been on trails much, maybe you’ve seen it in person. It’s not pretty. In this strange time where we are supposed to keep our distance from other people, many new hikers have taken to the woods. Many of them…

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Stuff the Blue Goose Friday.

December 7, 2020

Stuff the Blue Goose Friday. LUDINGTON — The Hart post of the Michigan State Police will conduct an event, Stuff a Blue Goose for Christmas, Friday, Dec. 11, from 3-7 p.m. to benefit the less fortunate in the Hart and Ludington areas. “We have long referred to our patrol car as a ‘Blue Goose,’ and we hope to stuff the…

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Exception 7 – Not Just Another Loophole

March 28, 2020

Exception 7 – Not Just Another Loophole Watson Country Outdoor Report. By Joan Young, MCP/OCP outdoors writer. The Watson Country Outdoor Report is a presentation of the Watson Auto Group, selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat in Ludington, Manistee, Benzie and Rockford. “Every season there’s a reason to visit Watson Country. For more information, visit watsoncountry.com As we all struggle to…

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Outdoor Report: The outdoor gym 

March 21, 2020

Outdoor Report: The outdoor gym  By Mark Platt, MCP/OCP outdoors writer. The Watson Country Outdoor Report is a presentation of the Watson Auto Group, selling Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and Fiat in Ludington, Manistee, Benzie and Rockford. “Every season there’s a reason to visit Watson Country. For more information, visit watsoncountry.com. Recently, I found myself lying in an operating room for…

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