Tag: John Griffee

A Walk in the Woods: Rudolphi Wildlife Refuge

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist Just off of Daly Road rests Rudolphi Wildlife Refuge, a park in Dowagiac, Michigan. Rudolphi Woods resides along the Dowagiac River, connecting trails from the city to the nearby campus of Southwestern Michigan College.  In it’s expansive acreage of 325 miles, 8 miles of trails weave through some of the

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A Walk in the Woods: Madeline Bertrand County Park

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist Madeline Bertrand County Park overlooks the St. Joseph River along the Michigan state line and shares a trail line with nearby Saint Patrick’s County Park. While the park is well known for its disc golf course, the park offers fun and enjoyment for families, hikers and disc golf enthusiasts alike.

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A Walk in the Woods: Bendix Woods

By: John Griffee Staff Columnist  South of U.S. 20 resides Bendix Woods County Park, a 195-acre preserve with a wide variety of activities and resources for visitors. The entrance to the park gives an example of what parkgoers will find during their trips, with large looming trees flanking the winding road. Past the entrance, the

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A Walk in the Woods: Potato Creek State Park

By: JOHN GRIFFEE Staff Writer Potato Creek State Park offers one of the best local park experiences available in our area. The park’s amenities include camping areas, fishing locations with boat launches, picnic areas, a beach front, a wide variety of trails, including for snowmobiles, hikers and mountain bikers, along with a nature center which

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A Walk in the Woods: Rum Village Park

By: JOHN GRIFFEE Staff Writer Of the many parks in the area, Rum Village is one of the few parks that has something for every age group. Those looking for a park to bring friends, children or relatives to are in luck as the park hosts a variety of attractions and opportunities, with weekly events

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A walk in the woods: Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve 

By: JOHN GRIFFEE Staff Writer For those seeking a quiet, secluded hike, Chamberlain Lake Nature Preserve is perfect. Nestled between looming trees lies the entrance to an 82-acre nature preserve hosting a section of the once-great Kankakee Marsh. The park features a short mile and a half trail that leads to a view of the

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