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January 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

201 "Trails of the Snow Shoe Priest" [ 01/07/04 ]
Baraga County is moose territory. And the guys will be on the trails trying to track down one of the incredible creatures. Baraga County is also an area blessed with fine rivers and some nice waterfalls. We'll see the largest of these under its winter blanket today as we travel the route of the Snow Shoe Priest.

http://www.baragacountytourism.org/
Phone: 906-524-7444

202 "Expedition Northern Ontario" [ 01/14/04 ]
Winter wilderness beauty abounds here as we prepare to snowmobile back to some of the most primitive areas in the north. Places that still rely on propane and generators. Places where it is a common occurrence to plow your driveway at night only to get up the next morning and find that so much snow has fallen, your doors and windows are covered from the blowing and falling snow produced by Lake Superior.

http://www.jamesbayfrontier.com/
http://www.chapleau-ta.com/

203 "Algoma Winter Train Ride" [ 01/21/04 ]
The Algoma Central Railway Inc. will take you on a "one day rail excursion into the heart of the Canadian Wilderness". You can relax in their comfortable coaches or you can have a meal in their full-service dining cars as you are taken on a breathtaking 114-mile journey through rugged landscapes, majestic views, and pristine wilderness.

http://www.algomacountry.com/
Algoma Central Railway at 1-800-242-9287

204 "Discovering Minnesota's North Boundry" [ 01/28/04 ]
Northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail is a year-round vacation destination surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. From the village of Grand Marais on Lake Superior's north shore, the Gunflint Trail winds 63 paved miles north and west to Saganaga Lake at the Canadian border. Winter features world-class cross-country skiing, dogsledding and skijoring, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. Join us for a vacation of a different nature on the Gunflint Trail.

http://www.gunflint-trail.com/
1-800-338-6932

February 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

205 "Sault Ste. Marie Winter" [ 02/04/04 ]
Nestled on the Eastern shores of Lake Superior and along the banks of St. Mary's River, Sault Ste. Marie has long been a favorite destination in the north. Rich maritime history, spectacular natural beauty, and an amazing array of exciting attractions continue to draw people to this area.

http://www.saultstemarie.com/

206 "Winter on the Gunflint Trail" [ 02/11/04 ]
Northern Minnesota's Gunflint Trail is a year-round vacation destination surrounded by the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness and Superior National Forest. From the village of Grand Marais on Lake Superior's north shore, the Gunflint Trail winds 63 paved miles north and west to Saganaga Lake at the Canadian border. Winter features world-class cross-country skiing, dogsledding and skijoring, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and sleigh rides. Join us for a vacation of a different nature on the Gunflint Trail.

http://www.gunflint-trail.com/

207 "Winter on the Georgian Bay" [ 02/18/04 ]
This mystical area located along the Georgian Bay offers the winter enthusiast every possible form of activity that can be done in the snow and ice. And speaking of snow, there is never lack of it here. Join us as we snowshoe and ski the Niagara Escarpment and snowmobile the rugged interior on this trip to a Winter Wonderland.

http://www.greycounty.on.ca

208 "The Town of Amherstburg, Ontario" [ 02/25/04 ]
Situated along the Detroit River approximately 32kms southwest of Windsor and across from Boblo Island (Bois Blanc), Amherstburg is one of the oldest towns in the province. Its unique century old buildings stand beside modern architectural structures linking the past with the present, and offering the visitor a blend of both worlds within its boundaries.

www.amherstburg.ca
www.visitwindsor.ca

March 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

209 "Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula" [ 03/03/04 ]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

1-800-268-3838
http://www.naturalretreat.com/

210 "State Parks of Michigans Wilderness Peninsula" [ 03/10/04 ]
It wasn't until the onset of the twentieth century that things like admiring nature became fashionable in the United States. People like president Theodore Roosevelt, and author John Muir, help to popularize setting aside public lands for the preservation of wildlife and other natural resources. Because of this foresight, Michigan's residents and visitors can enjoy one of the nation's premier park systems.

211 "Beautiful Naturally" [ 03/17/04 ]
Situated two hours north of Toronto, Grey offers beauty you can't get in the city along with a lifestyle that is more relaxed and family oriented. The Niagara Escarpment, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, passes through the middle of Grey on its way from Niagara Falls to Tobermory. Along with canoe routes, nature reserves, and conservation areas, there are plenty of outdoor experiences year round.

www.greycounty.on.ca
Or call 1-800-567-4739

212 "Wabakimi Wilderness" [ 03/24/04 ]
Our trip takes us on a wilderness excursion into the wilds of Northwestern Ontario, into the Wabakimi Wilderness Canoe Preserve, the largest preserve of its kind in all of Canada. We have a lot of miles to cover, by train, canoe, and float plane.

http://www.wabakimi.on.ca/

213 "Spring for Fall Color" [ 03/31/04 ]
This show was so good that we couldn't wait for fall we had to show it now. This is a premier fall color tour. Beautiful and Enjoyable. We traveled the Famous River Road Scenic byway where the color was beyond belief and the history was just incredible. A trip that any family would enjoy as was evident by all the families that we met along the way. We also found more of the great fall river fishing that brings people here from across the country. Our trip would end with a hike into the color filled fall forest.

http://www.oscoda.com/
1-800-235-4625

April 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

214 "The Majestic Shore" [ 04/07/04 ]
With over 500 miles of majestic shoreline, there’s enough for you to find your own special place – a hidden cove with a sandy beach, a tiny village hugging limestone cliffs, a quiet wooded trail or a quaint, bustling town. The Bruce Peninsula offers vacationers a wide variety of outdoor activities, rest and relaxation, sweet air and clear waters, and a unique type of scenery.

Bruce County, Canada 1-800-268-3838
http://www.naturalretreat.com/

215 "Minnesota’s North Shore" [ 04/14/04 ]
On today's show, we're traveling to an area we've wanted to explore for a long, long time -- Minnesota's North Shore and the Boundary Waters region. We've heard a lot of great things about this area, and when we left the lodge here on Indian Lake for the long drive north, our expectations were pretty high. I think you'll agree as you watch that it lives up to any expectation.

http://www.grandmarais.com/

216 "A Summer Adventure" [ 04/21/04 ]
We have several things lined up for today's show, including a look at the fishing and boating opportunities around Oscoda and the campground at Old Orchard Park. We'll check out the golf courses at Lakewood Shores Resort and show you several other attractions you won't want to miss when you come here. We'll also spend some time along the AuSable River and take a ride down the Scenic Byway later in the show.

http://www.oscoda.com/
1-800-235-4625

217 "The Leelanau Peninsula" [ 04/28/04 ]
The Leelanau Peninsula is a small piece of heaven not just in its breathtaking beauty and natural attractions but also in its climate. Why is that important for a Great Getaway? It makes the peninsula a perfect growing area for grapes and grapes make wine, as we will discover on this trip through some of the most beautiful Vineyards in the world. We will follow the picturesque Wine Trail that was developed by the vintners of the region for its scenic beauty, great food and great experiences. This show will take you to all the attractions, Scenic Vistas and Wineries located in this "Corner of Paradise.”

http://www.lpwines.com/ or http://www.michiganwines.com/
call (231) 938-1811

May 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

218 "Rustic Recreation Opportunities" [ 05/05/04 ]
What does the word "rustic" mean to you? For many it conjurs up visions of delapitated buildings and well-worn furniture. Others think of antiques and the charm they bring. Still others imagine scenes of cooking over the open pit, or reading a good book by the warm glow of a crackling fireplace. We will learn the meaning that brings all of that and more into play when we take a tour of the Upper Peninsula's Rustic Recreational opportunities.

219 "The Selvics Last Voyage" [ 05/12/04 ]
We have something a little different for our viewers this week and we think you’ll like what YOU see, What do shipwrecks, an old tugboat and the Mackinac Bridge have in common? Probably more that you might think and today we'll bring you a story that links these three things together.

220 "Visiting the Saginaw Valley" [ 05/19/04 ]
Saginaw County is an area that is packed with History, Culture and some of the most fun times that a person can have. From the Chesaning Show Boat with its national headliners like Randy Travis, to one of the most Beautiful post offices ever built there are many discoveries that will enhance your visit.

http://www.visitsaginawcounty.com/
1-800-444-9979

221 "Big Island Canoe Area" [ 05/26/04 ]
The legacy of canoeing is well known in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. There are over 4300 lakes and 0ver 12,000 miles of streams and rivers. This show takes place in a remote area of the Hiawatha National Forest, between Manistique and Munising. There are several small lakes, connected by trails that are perfect for fishing and canoeing.

http://www.fs.fed.us/r9/

June 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

222 "Land Far North" [ 06/02/04 ]
Although a consolation prize given to Michigan for losing the Toledo War, the Upper Peninsula is held dear in the heart of any traveler who has had the privilege of visiting. Poor Ohio, their loss was Michigan’s gain, and we doubt if anyone would dispute that. We hope you will join us for a remarkable journey as we discover the history, the wilderness, and the beauty of "A Land Far North."

223 "The Last Fishing Village" [ 06/09/04 ]
The small fishing village of Naubinway lays claim to the fact that it is the northern-most community on Lake Michigan. Standing at the water's edge you can actually see the shoreline recede south from either side of you. While the nearby Top of the Lake Roadside Park is actually the very northern-most point of Lake Michigan, the town of Naubinway enjoys a distinction like no other; it is the last Native American commercial fishing village on The Great Lakes.

224 "Lake Michigan Shore the Other West Coast" [ 06/16/04 ]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan's Great Southwest. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes.

www.michiganwines.com

225 "The Apostle Islands" [ 06/23/04 ]
Join Host, Tom O’Boyle, as he learns to sail a 36 foot sloop in the sheltered waters of the Apostle Islands. Located at the western end of Lake Superior, the Apostle’s offer us many surprises, such as ancient sea caves. We’ll also discover why Bayfield, Wisconsin was named the "Best Little Town in the Midwest."

226 "Ontario’s Little Gem" [ 06/30/04 ]
Situated along the Detroit River approximately 32kms southwest of Windsor and across from Boblo Island (Bois Blanc), Amherstburg is one of the oldest towns in the province. Its unique century old buildings stand beside modern architectural structures linking the past with the present, and offering the visitor a blend of both worlds within its boundaries.

Call for a FREE Guide 1-800-265-3633
http://www.amherstburg.ca./
http://www.visitwindsor.com/main.htm

July 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

227 "Visiting the Saginaw Valley" [ 07/07/04 ]
Saginaw County is an area that is packed with History, Culture and some of the most fun times that a person can have. From the Chesaning Show Boat with its national headliners like Randy Travis, to one of the most Beautiful post offices ever built there are many discoveries that will enhance your visit.

For a FREE Guide call 1-800-444-9979
http://www.visitsaginawcounty.com/

228 "Southwest Michigan" [ 07/14/04 ]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan's Great Southwest. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes.

http://www.michiganwines.com/
http://www.miwinetrail.com/

229 "Lime Island" [ 07/21/04 ]
We'll be heading off to Lime Island, in The St. Mary's River. Lime Island is one of the newest projects for The Michigan Department of Natural Resources. They've been on the island, creating trails, building camping pads and refurbishing some of the historical buildings and older structures on the island.

230 "The Famous Bruce Trail" [ 07/28/04 ]
Part of a country-wide system of 39 National Parks, this 136 sq. km. park protects a rugged limestone landscape and one of the largest remaining tracts of forest in Southern Ontario. The National Park's main attraction is the spectacular 20km. ribbon of Niagara Escarpment cliff, which runs the deepest part of Georgian Bay. The famous Bruce Trail follows much of this shore and offers countless lookouts as well as close encounters with sea caves and box car sized boulders.

http://www.naturalretreat.com/
1-800-268-3838 For a FREE Guide

August 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

231 "The Best of Isle Royal" [ 08/04/04 ]
This week's show takes us to someplace special, a place called Isle Royal. Unique in all the world with its unparalleled scenic beauty, and it's fragile moose-wolf relationship, Isle Royal is tailor made for the most adventurous explorer. And yet it is within easy reach for anyone with a little time and a thirst for adventure.

232 "Fall in Manistique" [ 08/11/04 ]
The fall season means many things to many people, especially in Manistique. It means the salmon are running up the Manistique River. It means the geese are gathering above the Rainey Preserve. It means afternoon cruises on Indian Lake, where the forest's colors are ablaze all around you. For us, it means it's time to grab our cameras to bring you as much of it as we can.

233 "Lighthouse Tour of the Bruce Peninsula" [ 08/18/04 ]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

http://www.naturalretreat.com/lighthouses/index.htm
1-800-268-3838 For a FREE Lighthouse Guide

234 "Pelee Island" [ 08/25/04 ]
Pelee Island is an oasis of green in Lake Erie; it beckons with a leisurely pace, quiet country roads, and pristine beaches. An Island approximately 9 miles long and 3.5 miles wide with beautiful sunsets. Pelee Island is a magical place where your activities will be limited only by your imagination. We discover miles of sandy beaches, a magnificent winery, world class birding, and excellent fishing.

Call for a FREE Guide 1-800-265-3633
http://www.visitwindsor.com/main.htm

September 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

235 "A Peninsula Fall Tour" [ 09/01/04 ]
Join host Tom O’Boyle and his wife Mary Ann as they discover the Leelanau Peninsula. This is a small piece of heaven not just in its breathtaking beauty and natural attractions but also in its climate. Why is that important for a Great Getaway? It makes the peninsula a perfect growing area for grapes and grapes make wine as we will discover on this trip through one of the most beautiful Vineyards in the world. We will follow the scenic wine Trail that was developed by the state of Michigan for scenic beauty great food and a great time.

For a Free Guide call (231) 938-1811 or go to
http://www.lpwines.com/
http://www.michiganwines.com/

236 "In Search of Color" [ 09/08/04 ]
Great Getaways Host Tom O’Boyle visits Grey County, Ontario, located on the southern shores of the Georgian Bay. This adventure took us to almost every small town and village in the County. This was the complete autumn trip; it included everything from Tom going rock climbing to seeing the Guinness Book of World Record's scarecrows in Meaford. There were apple orchards and festivals. We would finish this tour with a fascinating history lesson on the Underground Railroad.

For a Free Guide call 1-877-473-9766 or go to
http://www.greyroots.com/tourism/

237 "The Huron Mountains" [ 09/15/04 ]
Today Tom O’Boyle and Producer Denny Serra will travel to the southern edge of the Huron Mountains located in northern Marquette and Baraga Counties where we will explore the wild and scenic yellow dog river and continue their search for the elusive Michigan Moose. Once the favorite haunt of the rich and famous it is now a place for solitude and relaxation for the everyday person.

238 "River Road Scenic Byway in Color" [ 09/22/04 ]
This is a premier fall color tour. Beautiful and Enjoyable. Tom O’Boyle takes us to the Famous River Road Scenic Byway where the color was beyond belief and the history was just incredible. A trip that any family would enjoy as was evident by all the families that we met along the way. Tom also found more of the great Fall River fishing that brings people here from across the country. Our trip would end with a hike into the color filled fall forest.

For a Free Guide call 1-800-235-4625 or go to
http://www.oscoda.com/

239 "An Ontario Garden Tour" [ 09/29/04 ]
Our host Tom O’Boyle takes us on a ‘snapshot’ tour of the Rural Gardens of the Georgian Bay Area, threaded together with some interesting, unique and entertaining attractions throughout the region. You will gain an appreciation for the ‘touring’ diversity of this area. Out of 42 Gardens in this area we picked 5 of the most unique. You don’t have to be a Gardner to enjoy this special trip.

For a Free Garden Tour Guide call 1-800-268-3838 or go to
http://www.naturalretreat.com/gardens.htm

October 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

240 "Autumn on the Gunflint Trail" [ 10/06/04 ]                    
Host Tom O’Boyle discovers autumn on Minnesota’s north shore comes early, stays late and leaves impressions that last. Splashes of color along traveled byways transform the ordinary into nature’s extraordinary work of art.

The Gunflint Trail

241 "Fall on a Wilderness Lake" [ 10/13/04 ]                   
This is a Great Getaways from the past. Owned by the Miller Brewing Family almost a hundred years ago it was donated to the State of Michigan and is now its most wilderness park. Host Tom O’Boyle and his guest take you back in time as they discover a fall bonanza of color and adventure.

Craig Lake State Park

242 "Essex County, Ontario" [ 10/20/04 ]                  
Rural roads lead to small towns and unique communities offering the quiet of nature, award-winning vintages, and the history that makes this area unique.  

Call for a FREE Guide 1-800-265-3633
http://www.visitwindsor.com/main.htm

243 "The Iron Trail" [ 10/27/04 ]                   
From the steps of the historic Crystal Falls Courthouse to the shores of Fortune Lake in Bewabic State Park, you're in for a fun-filled tour. Stops include the LaBlanc Gallery of wildlife art, fishing the Michigamme River and Peavey reservoir, a blue heron rookery and more.

http://www.ironcountylodging.com/

November 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

244 "Winds of November" [ 11/03/04 ]                   
Join Host Tom O’Boyle to learn about the wicked time of year on the greatest inland sea.  Man's relationship with Lake Superior has been one of admiration, fear, and respect. The timeless beauty has transcended a history of violent storms, disasters at sea, and loss of life. We'll try to capture the essence of man's history on the largest of the Great Lakes, and in doing so, reveal Lake Superior's sinister side.

245 "A Fall Journey" [ 11/10/04 ]                  
The chill is creeping into the evening breeze, and the northern leaves are here for another magnificent display of autumn color. On this Fall Journey host Tom O’Boyle will travel Northern Michigan from tip to tip, 365 miles for the finest seasonal sensations. So grab your maps and pack your cameras and get ready for Mother Nature at her best.

246 "Sleigh Bells Ringing (Thunder Bay Resort)" [ 11/17/04 ]                    
Winter’s white blanket, proud evergreens, and Thunder Bay’s horse-drawn sleigh ride invite you to cuddle up as you travel through our northern woods. From the sleighs, you will view bull elk with world-class antlers. What a natural beauty! Warm up in front of the split stone fireplace inside the rustic Elk Antler Log Cabin as Jan prepares your gourmet feast.

Tele: 800-729-9375
http://www.thunderbaygolf.com/

 247 "Last Chance for Autumn in Grand Portage, MN" [ 11/24/04 ]                      
Prior to European arrival, the site of Grand Portage was used by generations of First Nations people as a camp where they harvested and prepared for winter. Located at the northeastern most corner of Minnesota, the topography changes dramatically. Highlands jut up, the Susie Islands hover off the coast and Isle Royale sits magnificently out in the big lake.  Join our host Tom O’Boyle for this trip of discovery. 

December 2004

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

248 "North Shore Winter" [ 12/01/04 ]   
Today host Tom O’Boyle will take you to one of this country’s premier winter destinations -Grand Marais, Minnesota. When it comes to winter recreation Grand Marais has it all. I know that seems like a tall order, but consider this; just minutes from downtown Grand Marais is one of the Midwest’s largest and most exciting ski resort. In addition to a fantastic variety of downhill skiing there are many miles of groomed trails for the cross-country skier and snowshoe enthusiast as well, and we are going to try and do it all on today’s Great Getaways.

249 "Winter in Oscoda" [ 12/08/04 ]                      
First we'll be checking out the local ice fishing action followed by a little open water fishing along the famous AuSable River. Then we'll visit some of Iosco County's cross-country ski trails, which have been ranked right up among Michigan's best. We're also going to tour the countryside on snowmobiles and show you one of the newest segments of the trail system here which winds along the AuSable River. After that, we'll take a trip down a scenic by-way you won't want to miss. W-1048

1-800-235-4625
Oscoda

250 "Winter in Grey County Ontario" [ 12/15/04 ]                      
Grey County, Ontario is a winter lovers dream. This mystical area located along the Georgian Bay offers the winter enthusiast every possible form of activity that can be done in the snow and ice. And speaking of snow, there is never lack of it here. Join us as we snowshoe and ski the Niagara Escarpment and snowmobile the rugged interior on this trip to a Winter Wonderland.

1-800-567-GREY
http://www.greycounty.on.ca

251 "Winter "City of Biwabik" Minnesota" [ 12/22/04 ]                      
When we think of snowy scenes and winter recreation, Minnesota often comes to mind. That’s what came to mind when we followed our compass needle north. What we found was incredible outdoor settings, lots of snow and open spaces, and friendly people. It was sure to be a great winter vacation.

252 "Winters' Past" [ 12/29/04 ]
Follow host Tom O’Boyle and Producer Dennis Serra as they reminisce about winters gone by, Today’s show takes us back over the last 10 years to some of there most memorable winter moments. We look at everything from downhill skiing in the Porcupine Mountains to snow shoeing for moose in Marquette. A great look back to winters past.

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