Episode Archives: 2021

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January 2021

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Episode #1801-001 | week of January 7, 2021

Manistique, Michigan area

“A U.P. Snowshoeing Adventure”

Deep, Deep snow everywhere. This trip sees more of the white stuff than you can imagine and we take you to some of the best trails to experience a snowshoe adventure like no other.

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Episode #1402-003 | week of January 14, 2021

Michigan / Ontario

“Winter Wonderland”

We have had the opportunity to go to a lot of great places and see some great winter scenery. We decided it was time to put our favorites together in one show.

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Episode #1702-002 | week of January 21, 2021

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails To Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile, and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1707-002 | week of January 28, 2021

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast” part 1

One of the best ways to see Michigan’s Sunrise Coast is on foot, whether you want to tour the National Forest, take a day hike along one of the most scenic rivers in the world, stroll along a beach with your children or go backpacking along a stretch of the Lake Huron Trail. We will show you all of our favorites along the “Sunrise Coast.”

February 2021

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Episode #1708-002 | week of February 4, 2021

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Our Favorite Hikes on the Sunrise Coast” part 2

We continue our favorite Hikes with more miles of backpacking and day trip trails that reach as far as you desire to travel on foot into the Huron National Forest woods, where an excellent system of shelters and tent sites offer backpackers plenty of possibilities for exploration. Step away from the paved roads and onto the trail and you’ll soon find plenty of quiet and solitude as well as deer, eagles and loons.

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Episode #1802-001 | week of February 11, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Wilderness Waterfalls” part 1

The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 200 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops. Almost all require hiking to reach, and all are worth the hike. Some of the hikes are a lot harder than others but as you will see today the hikes are half the fun.

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Episode #1503-003 | week of February 18, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Top of the Lake Scenic Byway”

Michigan’s newest Scenic Byway and maybe its most beautiful starts in St. Ignace and travels west to Thompson all along the top of Lake Michigan.

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Episode #1804-001 | week of February 25, 2021

Michigan / Ontario

“Where the Water Has Taken Us”

Michigan and Canada are known for their waterways and today we will show you some of the best. We will Canoe, Kayak, and boat through some of the most spectacular and exciting waterways that are accessible to everyone.

March 2021

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Episode #1704-001 | week of March 4, 2021

Ogemaw County, Michigan

“Ogemaw County Blog”

This is the second in our series of Facebook Video blogs. We share with you 12 months of adventures through Ogemaw County, everything from snowmobiling to Big Foot sightings in Ogemaw County.

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Episode #1705-001 | week of March 11, 2021

Tawas Bay, Michigan

“Iosco County Blog”

This is the third in our series of Facebook Video blogs. We share with you 12 months of adventures through Iosco County, it includes everything from touring the famous Tawas Point light to kiteboarding the best kite site in the U.S.

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Episode #1706-001 | week of March 18, 2021

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Roscommon County”

We continue to bring you the newest videos from our travels, this is another in our short clips from Roscommon County. If you love the outdoors this is the show for you.

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Episode #1501-002 | week of March 25, 2021

Tawas Bay, Michigan

“Annual Heritage Coast Sail Days on Lake Huron”

This event includes a Traditional Boat Regatta where handmade rowing and sailing boats compete. If you build it, they will come and that is exactly what they did for this event. Then it’s on to celebrate and enjoy good music and good food.

April 2021

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Episode #1609-002 | week of April 1, 2021

Grayling, Michigan

“Grayling: An Outdoor Sanctuary”

Our constant pursuit for great Hiking, Biking and Canoeing and all the outdoors takes us to Grayling Michigan to discover all these and more.

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Episode #1803-001 | week of April 8, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Wilderness Waterfalls” part 2

Part two of our wilderness waterfall hunt will take us on an incredible hike into the McCormick Wilderness in search of the Yellow Dog falls plus an adventure on the North Country Trail to even more waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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Episode #1805-001 | week of April 15, 2021

Sunrise Coast, Michigan

“Fun on the Famous AuSable”

Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he returns to rediscover the world famous AuSable River. This time he takes a different approach as he kayaks the area known as the wide waters and joins in on a family canoe trip. This is a journey that will leave you in wonder and excitement and we bet ready to take your own Great Getaway to the AuSable River.

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Episode #1701-002 | week of April 22, 2021

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Huron Shores Circle Tour”

Our tour starts on the beautiful beach in Tawas then heads north to Sturgeon Point Light, back east to Reid Lake Foot Travel area and over to River Road Scenic Byway before ending at the Negwegon State Park. There are so many stops along the way that you will need to watch to enjoy them all.

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Episode #1806-001 | week of April 29, 2021

Schoolcraft County, Michigan

“A U.P. Adventure”

Mother Nature abounds in this wilderness gem called the Upper Peninsula. If you like to explore the scenic country then join us as we find adventure at the Seney Wildlife Refuge, Fayette Historic Site and Seul Choix Point Lighthouse just to name a few.

May 2021

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Episode #1702-002 | week of May 6, 2021

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails To Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile, and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1802-001 | week of May 13, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Wilderness Waterfalls” part 1

The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 200 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops. Almost all require hiking to reach, and all are worth the hike. Some of the hikes are a lot harder than others but as you will see today the hikes are half the fun.

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Episode #1606-001 | week of May 20, 2021

Manistique to Iron Mountain, Michigan

“Scenic Byway 2”

Our tour of the U.S. 2 scenic byway continues as we leave Manistique and continue West to Iron Mountain. Stops along the way include Fayette State Park, Big Bay De Noc and a trip to the top of Michigan’s oldest ski hill.

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Episode #1807-001 | week of May 27, 2021

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Up North Discovery Part 1”

From canoeing the mighty AuSable, kayaking Lake St. Helen, enjoying some local eats and riding ATVs with a little shopping thrown in, this show has something for everyone.

June 2021

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Episode #1808-001 | week of June 3, 2021

Grey & Bruce Counties, Ontario

“Rural Garden Tour”

We produced this show just before the Pandemic hit. Now with Canada closed we must enjoy it from afar by watching our video. Ontario is known for its incredible gardens and it is spring so we thought we would bring out one of our favorite pastimes – Yes, Gardening! (Next to Hiking of course)

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Episode #1809-001 | week of June 10, 2021

Michigan & Ontario

“The Best Hiking Trails in the Midwest”

If you like to hike, today’s show is for you. We have picked our favorite trails across the Midwest and Canada and put them together for your hiking enjoyment.

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Episode #1810-001 | week of June 17, 2021

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Roscommon County Circle Tour”

Michigan is known for its Great Lakes that surround it and Roscommon County, located in the Center of the State, is known for the “Other Great Lakes.” We will travel all around this area discovering Houghton Lake, Lake St. Helen and the lake they call one of the most beautiful in the world, Higgins Lake.

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Episode #1710-001 | week of June 24, 2021

Michigan Shore

“Guardians of the Great Lakes” part 1

There are thousands of shipwrecks documented on the Great Lakes, but it is the countless number of lives saved by the tirelessly working keepers of the light that we honor with our visit to some of Michigan’s Mysterious Lighthouses.

July 2021

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Episode #1711-001 | week of July 1, 2021

Michigan Shore

“Guardians of the Great Lakes” part 2

As we tour these historic guardians of the lakes, we will discover the mysterious, solitary lives led by the lighthouse keepers, and how their tales take on a life of their own, as though the walls and towers could talk. Come along as the guiding lights lead us into the past.

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Episode #1605-001 | week of July 8, 2021

Great Lakes Bay Region

“Great Lakes Bay Trails”

As Michigan continues to build and promote trails for Hiking, Biking and Fun, this area brings some of the newest for your enjoyment.

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Episode #1510-001 | week of July 15, 2021

Schoolcraft County, Michigan

“Top of the Lake Circle Tour”

Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place, we fondly call the Upper Peninsula. Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site all the way to the Seul Choix Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.

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Episode #1712-001 | week of July 22, 2021

Michigan's Sunrise Coast

“Best of the Sunrise Coast”

The Sunrise Coast of Lake Huron has so many things to do for the outdoor enthusiast that we had to make a full tour out of it. We start at the southern point of the bay on bikes and end the trip with some music and festivities.

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Episode #1811-001 | week of July 29, 2021

Roscommon County, Michigan

“Small Town Shops Up North”

When Tom’s wife said next time you go north I want to come and shop the quaint little shops that dot the north and I would like to know where to go. So, we went on a quest for some of the charming little stores in a little town up north.

August 2021

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Episode #1511-002 | week of August 5, 2021

Bruce County, Ontario

“Lighthouse Kayak Trip”

Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron.

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Episode #1304-002 | week of August 12, 2021

Schoolcraft County, Michigan

“Great Getaways Fish Fry”

Join us as we go to Michigan’s fishing paradise, the Upper Peninsula! Today is all about fish. The Upper Peninsula is not only known for its fabulous fisheries, but it has some of the best chefs when it comes to these tasty filets. You will have a chance to vote on which delicacy you would like to try.

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Episode #1812-001 | week of August 19, 2021

Ogemaw County, Michigan

“Rifle River Recreation Area - Our Discovery Continues”

This slice of heaven has so much to offer we had to make another trip through to discover more nature, more lakes and more outdoor fun.

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Episode #1709-002 | week of August 26, 2021

Hiawatha National Forest, Michigan U.P.

“A Trip Down Federal Forest Highway 13”

Highway 13 starts at U.S. 2 and travels north through 3 counties in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It is considered one of the most scenic drives in the country as it goes right through the Hiawatha.

September 2021

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Episode #1702-002 | week of September 2, 2021

Manistique, Michigan

“Michigan's First Rails To Trails: Celebrating 50 Years”

In 1969 there were no Rail Trails in Michigan until the folks in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula banded together to make the old Superior Railroad line into the first one and by 1970 it was a reality. 2020 is the 50th anniversary and we will bike, ATV, snowmobile, and ride on horseback to discover the beauty and history traveling from Lake Superior to Lake Michigan on Michigan’s first Rails to Trails.

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Episode #1802-001 | week of September 9, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Wilderness Waterfalls” part 1

The U.P. is home to all but one of Michigan’s waterfalls. There are more than 200 falls scattered across the U.P., ranging in size from under 5 feet to 48+ feet vertical drops. Almost all require hiking to reach, and all are worth the hike. Some of the hikes are a lot harder than others but as you will see today the hikes are half the fun.

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Episode #1803-001 | week of September 16, 2021

Michigan's Upper Peninsula

“Wilderness Waterfalls” part 2

Part two of our wilderness waterfall hunt will take us to even more of the waterfalls in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and they are all located in beautiful natural areas. We are going to take you across the U.P. to discover as many as possible in the time we have.