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The Latest Outdoor News – November 14 2015

The latest news and information from Spikeoutdoors.com. Trails, National Parks, and opportunities to get outside with your family, or for some of your own personal quiet time.

Wasson Way Bicycle Path Awarded Grant for Construction

CINCINNATI —The long-proposed Wasson Way bicycle and pedestrian trail was awarded a grant from the State of Ohio this week to help pay for construction, from the “Clean Ohio Trails” fund. The money will help pay for the construction of a 3,200-square-foot section of the Wasson Way shared-use trail from Madison Road to Dana Avenue.  Read the full story.

5 Most Scenic Walking Trails In Chicago

There are a number of walking trails around the Chicago area, with scenery, and art.  There are trails for everyone.  Get the full details.

20 Best National Parks For Families

I love lists.  This is a great list of some of the best National Parks for your next family vacation.  This is a good place to start planning your next family trip, or selecting some National Parks for your bucket list.  Check out the list of National Parks from the Huffington Post.

Support Rails to Trails

Rails to Trails is an organization that develops trails, with the goal of building and connecting many trails for outdoor recreation.  Support Rails to Trails financially, or get involved as an advocate.  Their 2016 Calendar is now available as well.  Visit the Rails to Trails web site.

An Insider’s Guide to Theodore Wirth Park

Theodore Wirth Park, Minneapolis, MN, one of the greatest gems in a city nationally recognized for its great parks. Covering 759 acres, it’s been a hub for outdoor recreation in the area since the late 1800s. The park marks the 45-degree latitude line, placing it exactly halfway between the equator and the North Pole. As such, there are a myriad of weather conditions one encounters throughout the year at Theodore Wirth, which is fully embraced by the droves of locals who visit year-round.  See more about Theodore Wirth Park.

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