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My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

My Town: Fish for free June 7 and 8

MUSKEGON, Mich.— Grab a rod and head out onto the big lake this weekend for Michigan’s Free Fishing Weekend.

On June 7 and 8, the state will be waiving fishing license fees.  Free Fishing Weekend applies to residents and out-of-state visitors on inland and Great Lakes waters for all species of fish.  All fishing regulations still apply.

According to the Michigan Department of Natural Resources, our state offers some of the finest freshwater fishing in the world, with more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, more than 11,000 inland lakes and tens of thousands of miles of rivers and streams. To find inland lakes in your area, click here.

Michigan’s Adventure Opens WIth Free Admission for the Armed Forces on May 25 & 26.

Michigan’s Adventure Opens WIth Free Admission for the Armed Forces on May 25 & 26.

MUSKEGON, Michigan – May 19, 2014 – Michigan’s Adventure, Michigan’s largest amusement park and waterpark opens this weekend. 

 

Michigan’s Adventure is pleased to announce that it will offer FREE admission to active and retired United States military personnel on Sunday and Monday, May 25 & 26, as a part of its Tribute to the Armed Forces program.  The program will be repeated on Thursday and Friday, July 3 & 4.  This will be the tenth year that Michigan’s Adventure has extended the offer of free admission to men and women of the Armed Forces during the Memorial Day weekend and Fourth of July holiday.

 

My Town: Montague and Whitehall police host Bike Safety Rodeo May 20

My Town: Montague and Whitehall police host Bike Safety Rodeo May 20

MONTAGUE, Mich.—  Montague and Whitehall police departments are putting a fun spin on this National Bicycle Safety Month.

Both departments will host the 15th annual Bike Safety Rodeo this Tuesday, May 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.  Those who wear their own helmet to this family friendly event will receive a free T-shirt.  Visitors can also enter to win door prizes, including a new bicycle.  There will also be free pop, popcorn and hot dogs.

The Bike Safety Rodeo will take place at the Montague Fire Station, located at 5085 Wilcox Street.

2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

2014 Summer Visitors Guide Available

EXPERIENCE THE LAKE EFFECT IN MUSKEGON COUNTY!

2014 Visitors Guide highlights Muskegon County’s visitor amenities, annual events

 

Muskegon, MI – Just in time for the Spring and Summer tourism season, and coinciding with the activation of Travel Michigan’s Summer Pure Michigan campaign, the Muskegon County Convention & Visitors Bureau released its 2014 Visitors Guide today, featuring colorful photos and articles on the many activities, events and amenities available to visitors to Muskegon County, one of West Michigan’s top tourism destinations. The official Muskegon County Visitors Guide is now available free of charge by calling the CVB toll-free at 800-250-9283 or by directing your browser to www.visitmuskegon.org and clicking on the “Request a Visitors Guide” link.

 

My Town: West Michigan Water Trail community input meeting April 2

My Town: West Michigan Water Trail community input meeting April 2

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The people behind the West Michigan Water Trail project will hold a public meeting Wednesday evening  to gather community ideas in how to expand the intiative to include inland sites like lodging, camping, restaurants and convenience store.

The West Michigan Water Trail website reads:

“Recognizing that watersports are not only communal and athletic but also commercial endeavors–that paddlers are also patrons–is vital to anticipating and monitoring the ripple effects of geotourism. This initiative hopes to illustrate the current state of non-motorized activity in the Great Lakes and propel management of ongoing use in a way that is environmentally and economically responsible.”

My Town Montague: Meinert Park awarded funding for upgrades

My Town Montague: Meinert Park awarded funding for upgrades

MUSKEGON, Mich.—The National Park Service is investing tens of thousands of dollars into improving two West Michigan parks.

Cutler Park in Byron Center and Meinert Park in Montague are getting $98,785 and $31,284 respectively.  The funding will be used to improve park facilities and increase accessibility for people leaving with disabilities.

“Families across West Michigan visit parks just like Meinert and Cutler to enjoy the outdoors and relax,” said Sen. Debbie Stabenow.  “This support will make it easier for children with disabilities to play at Meinert Park and improve facilities at Cutler Park so visitors can have more fun swimming or picnicking.”

The funding is made possible through the National Park Service’s Land and Water Conservation Fund. 

My Town Whitehall: 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide now available

My Town Whitehall: 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide now available

WHITEHALL, Mich.—The 2014 White Lake Area Visitors Guide is officially out.

The White Lake Area Chamber of Commerce has had 50,000 copies of the guide printed.  The copies will be delivered to area businesses over the next couple weeks for patrons to pick up.  The guide is also available online here.

The 40-page guide includes a list of this year’s events, area entertainment and attractions, recreational and travel accommodations, businesses, and a map of local parks, trails and boat launches.