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IN THE HEART OF THE VILLAGE - Overlooking Lake Huron and picturesque Lexington Harbor. 2 bedroom, 3 bath condominium puts you in the middle of all the activity. Open concept, two en-suite bedrooms, granite countertops, storage and closets. Murphy bed and 3rd bath allows plenty of room for family and guests. Covered front porch and tiered deck offer a bird’s eye view of all the lakefront activities that Lexington has to offer: Concerts, fireworks, etc. REDUCED TO $205,000

8171 LAKESHORE - LEXINGTON

7502 HURON BAY BLVD - LEXINGTON

SOLD WATERFRONT PARADISE! Premium Lake Huron Lakefront Retreat 82 feet of sandy walkout beach. Stunning Lakeside ranch upgraded throughout, 3 Bedrooms (2 with water front views}, 2 baths, laundry, kitchen w/stainless appliances, 25’X15’lakefront patio. Cottage #2 is a step back in time with knotty pine interior and a picket fence, 2 Bedrooms, laundry, 3/4 bath, kitchen w/appliances & HIGH SPEED INTERNET!. Only $599,000

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PENDING COTTAGE WITH A VIEW! 1472 sq ft 1.5 bath, sleeps 16 comfortably. Bungalow is perfect for the large family or invited guests. Front deck with spectacular view of Lake Huron, sun porch, living rm with gas fireplace 2 main floor BR, dormitory loft rm with 5 built-in double beds & ½ bath. Tiered 34x20 back deck with a slice of Lake Huron to enjoy there too! Outdoor shower, detached garage houses play toys & laundry. Sewer hookup completed! Only $199,900 THE SHORELINE FOX COTTAGE Nestled on a private lane with easement to Lake Huron. Completely renovated 10 years ago, upgraded maple cabinets in the kitchen, living room offers cathedral tongue & groove ceiling. Separate dining area. Enjoy outdoor living with a spacious covered patio, large yard; This retreat is just what you are looking for! Only $139,900

6894 LAKESHORE - LEXINGTON

COMMERCIAL BUILDING GREAT LOCATION ON M-25! Located in the hub of the resort community south of Lexington. With City water & sewer at the street, this building offers 1148 sq ft of open showroom/office area. Natural gas forced air furnace & central air installed in 2018. Plumbing & electrical upgraded, windows replaced. Plenty of parking, 12’X8’ storage shed. IMMEDIATE POSSESSION! Only $79,900

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WANDER . WONDER . EXPLORE. Whatever path you choose, there is so much to explore at Ford House. EXPERIENCE our Visitor Center, opening this spring. TOUR the Fords’ historic home, grounds and gardens, and step back in time. DINE at The Continental, where the views of Ford Cove are as extraordinary as the food. SOMETHING NEW awaits you in our classes, workshops, and events. The story of the historic estate continues with you. Visit www.fordhouse.org for tickets and information.

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52,194 Total Farms

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$104.7B Economic Impact

MICHIGAN AGRICULTURE An overview of the state’s food, farming and agribusiness sectors You might not typically associate farming and agriculture with innovative technology and impressive advancements, but in Michigan, that’s exactly where the industry excels. The state’s hardworking farms and producers grow and raise a variety of commodities, while constantly learning and searching for the most efficient and beneficial way of doing things. For example, in Michigan’s dairy sector, farmers are taking advantage of robotic milkers and other technologies to produce a high-quality, minimally processed product. The Michigan State University Innovation Center helps entrepreneurs and startup companies in Michigan’s food and

agriculture industry begin their business ventures in the most efficient way. Precision agriculture, including drones and self-guided tractors, are helping row-crop farmers use fewer resources, protect the environment and save money. And greenhouse growing allows for year-round crops, combating food insecurity and providing consumers fresh, local produce. So who exactly is embracing this technology? Michigan has 52,194 farms spread across 9.94 million acres, with an average farm size of 191 acres. Michigan’s food and agriculture industry contributes more than $104.7 billion to the state each year, and some of the top products include

apples, beef, asparagus, cherries, corn, Christmas trees, floriculture, potatoes, wheat and more. The industry employs 932,000 Michiganders, or about 22 percent of the state’s workforce. And those currently involved in food and agriculture are working to educate the next generation through certification programs, university degrees and youth programs, such as 4-H and FFA. It’s clear that through constant growth, innovation and improvement, Michigan food and agriculture is a national example for success.

There are 24,083 female-owned farms in Michigan. AGRICULTURE PROVIDES

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Crops vs. Livestock Production Value

54% Crops 46% Livestock

Sources: Ag Census, USDA, Michigan Grown - 2019


PRODUCTION PICKS: Michigan produces a wide variety of crops, for both the fresh and processing industries. Some of its top processed products include cherries, apples, blueberries, dairy products, pickles and potatoes for chips. Check out some interesting facts about Michigan crops:

65 to 75 percent of Michigan’s annual asparagus crop is processed. Over the last decade, Michigan pork farmers have reduced land use by 78 percent.

Michigan is

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potatoes used for making chips.

Michigan is the sixth-largest producer of cow’s milk in the country, which is used in part for the artisanal cheese sector.

Apple dippers sold in McDonald’s restaurants are from Michigan

Michigan is the fourth-highest fresh-carrot-producing state in the country. Carrots are primarily found in the west-central counties of Newaygo and Oceana.

Michigan is No. 1 in the nation for cucumbers for pickling.

#1 Michigan ranks FIRST in the nation for asparagus production and farmers harvest approximately 9,000 ACRES annually

Sources: Ag Census, USDA, Michigan Grown - 2019

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urrent News

Plan an Angler’s Adventure Like A Pro Fishing is a treasured pastime for Americans from coast to coast, but the experience can be as individual as the person reeling them in. A successful angling excursion begins with thoughtful planning and all the right gear. If you’re new to the sport, gearing up for your first fishing season may feel equally exciting and overwhelming. On the other hand, a seasoned pro can always benefit from periodically taking stock of tackle, gear and other equipment to increase the thrill of a great catch. LICENSE AND REGISTRATION - With just a few exceptions, fishing requires a license. Thanks to the internet, a fishing license is easy to come by, even if you’re not a resident of the place where you’ll be dropping a line. Pay close attention to the different types of licenses offered so you’re not vulnerable to fines or penalties. It’s a good idea to store your permit in a waterproof container in a cubby on your boat or in your tackle box. BOAT - Unless you’re planning to fish strictly from the shoreline or a bridge, you’ll probably need a boat to reach the best fishing waters. Boat styles vary depending on the species you’re angling for and the body of water you’ll use to drop a line, and dozens of features and options let you customize your experience. ADVANCE INTEL - If you’re traveling to a place where you don’t know the locals, online research and area fishing reports can help you pinpoint the best places to find your favorite catch. For those new to the sport, or if you’re branching out to target new species, be sure to do some research and learn from gaming experts about the best tricks for targeting the fish you prefer. TACKLE AND GEAR - Some elements of a fishing excursion are obvious, like rods and reels, but also be sure your gear includes a well-stocked first aid kit, sunscreen, sunglasses to reduce glare from the water, snacks and water to keep you safely hydrated. Bring plenty of extra line and tackle so you don’t have to call a day short if you snag a favorite lure. Depending on the manufacturer, fishing-specific boats are designed with built-in lockable rod storage and integrated dual aerated, LED-lit livewells for organizing your gear and keeping your catch safe. 6

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CAST YOUR TROUBLES AWAY Michigan is nationally known as a trout fishing destination with nearly 20,000 miles of cold, quality trout steams and hundreds of trout lakes accessible to anglers. But how do you decide where to go? Visit Michigan’s Trout Trails at Michigan.gov/trouttrails for a detailed list of biologist verified trout waters that are perfect for your next trip. Go fishing with your family. Find a great place to fish close to home, that is easy to access, has a high likelihood of catching fish, and is all-around family friendly. Visit www.Michigan.gov/fishing and look for the red-and-white bobber to get started. You’ll find a map of Michigan. Click on any county to find family-friendly fishing locations in that area.

Habits of a Good Angler

1. Respect other anglers and don’t crowd others where they are fishing. 2. Respect private property and never trespass. 3. Keep only the fish you want or need and never waste. 4. Practice safety on and around water. 5. Never litter or pollute. 6. Follow all fishing and boating regulations. 7. Do not release bait or fish into the water unless it was just caught (catch-and-release) 8. Always let someone know where you are going and when you’ll be back. 9. Carry your fishing license and ID with you when fishing. It’s the law if you are 17 years or older. 10. Properly release fish immediately and without harming them if they are no to be kept.


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47128 FORTON RD - CHESTERFIELD 3 lots that total 120’ Canal frontage with a steel seawall. One lot is vacant, one has the main home and the other lot has a ranch home (studio) that was rented in the past. This is a great investment opportunity. The sellers are selling all 3 lots together. NEW LISTING! The location is great with less than 5 minutes from beautiful Anchor Bay (part of Lake St. Clair). The main home is a cape cod and 1,332 square feet. 5 bedroom, 2 bath home with hardwood floors and wet plaster. The home is older and needs some work. The ranch home (studio) has 350 square feet can be used as a man cave/mother-in-law home. This home is located 5-10 minutes from I-94. All for only $349,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277 120’ CANAL

PENDING NEW LISTING! 327 ELMER ROAD - SANDUSKY 3 bedroom ranch home on over an acre of land with a pole barn. This is the great location only 5 miles from Sandusky. Asking only $149,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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82 GAIGE STREET - SANDUSKY 3 bedroom ranch home in Sandusky. Beautiful hardwood floors with a full finished basement & a 1 car attached garage. This home has a double lot and the concrete patio is great for entertaining and very private. Call today before this one is gone too! Asking only $169,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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00 CARGILL ROAD - BROWN CITY Great hunting property on 17 acres with a creek running through it. This would also be a great place to build your dream home with a walkout basement. Located a few miles from (M-53) Van Dyke Road and in-between Marlette & Burnside. Possible land contract. Asking only $75,000. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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00 HEMLOCK ROAD - LEXINGTON Great building site with no water or sewer assessments. These lots are in a great location just outside of Village but within walking distance to downtown. Lot’s 36 & 37 are 100x103 for $29,900. Lot’s 38 & 39 are 100x105 for $29,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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255 S. CUSTER ST - SANDUSKY Great 4 bdrm home with hardwood floors on main floor. The basement could easily be finished. 1200 sq ft & it has an extra lot that’s deep. There is NOT a home located behind you. So you have lots of room for the children to play at home or walk a block to park and splash pad. Reduced to $109,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

28905 LP WALSH ROAD - ONTONAGON Michigan’s Upper Peninsula sportsman paradise! 1002 acres. Ontonagon County. Just 6 miles south of Lake Superior & short distance from Silver City & Ontonagon, you will find this one-of-akind parce! Electricity, multiple creeks & ponds, & more! Asking only $499,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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SOLD! 00 JEAN STREET - SANDUSKY Great rolling land building site in a quiet Maple Knoll Subdivision would be a great place for a walkout basement with 6 lots, 1.19 acres and 339’ of frontage. These lots are out of town but on a paved road and walking distance to the school, park & downtown. Aside from your wooded lot the property across the street is wooded so you will see plenty of wildlife. Don’t miss out on the chance to build your dream home! Asking only $19,900. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277 14

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2223 BLACK RIVER ROAD - DECKERVILLE 4 bed, 2 bath home with basement, garage and pole barn on over 1.4 acres plus it has a 2nd kitchen. Almost 2400 sq ft. This MOVE IN READY home is a MUST SEE!! All appliances stay It’s beautifully landscaped with stamped concrete patio that’s great for entertaining. Call MALINDA @ 810-837-1277

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Whether you’re racing against the waves or quietly floating with a pole in hand, a day on the water is hard to beat. However, before you can enjoy the excitement of a new season, there are several steps you need to take to make sure your boat is ready for the ride. SYSTEM CHECK

Your boat’s fuel and electric systems need an experienced eye to determine potential problems. Cracked or damaged hoses and connections need to be replaced, and all fittings and clamps should be checked to ensure they’re tight and secure. Test exhaust and ventilation systems, and replace worn or lose belts and cables, giving special attention to the steering and throttle cables. If you didn’t change the oil and filter before putting your boat in storage, do so before the season begins. Also be sure to check oil, power steering fluid and coolant levels as well as running lights and emergency features such as horns.

BATTERY FUNCTION

A reliable power source is essential for powering your trolling motor and operating accessories like fish finders when your engine isn’t running. You’ll need to test your battery before heading out on the water. If it’s time for a replacement, look for a powerful and cost-efficient option like Interstate Batteries’ Enhanced Flooded DeepCycle Marine Battery. The battery features a durable design with extended battery life and includes a twoyear, free replacement warranty.

CAREFUL CLEANING

Depending on the security of your storage space and how you covered your boat, you may not have much heavy cleaning to do. However, it’s a good idea to start the season fresh by giving everything a thorough wipe down. This can help illuminate any problems you may have overlooked during your visual inspection. In addition, using UV protectant on exposed surfaces can help prevent damage such as cracks and fading caused by harsh sunlight.

VISUAL INSPECTION

After several months in storage, it’s a good idea to give your boat a thorough inspection so you can identify any holes, cracks or dings that may impact its performance or safety. Scan the hull closely for any abnormalities and check the propeller, as even minor dings and scratches can affect its operation.

SAFETY SUPPLIES

Before you hitch the trailer, take inventory of your onboard safety supplies. Be sure your life jackets are in good condition and that you have options to appropriately fit all passengers. Check fire extinguishers to ensure they’re in good working order and test the carbon monoxide detector (or add one if there’s not already a detector installed). Also scan your safety kit; update any expired items and replenish your supply of bandages or other items that may be running low.

FINDING THE BEST BATTERY FOR YOUR BOAT:

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STARTING

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These batteries are the most popular line of marine batteries and offer strong, reliable power. This type of battery is used to start your trolling motor and power other accessories like fish finders whether your engine is running or not.

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VISIT ROGERS CITY’S

PURPLE MARTIN LAKESIDE INN & Nature Center

“Enjoy great views of both the sunrise side and sunsets over the quiet bay. These five acres in town location is complete with a large garden area and garden structure, which is the perfect getaway for romantic couples, small groups, mini corporate retreats, weddings and family reunions.”

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The Purple Martin Lakeside Inn and Nature Center is the place to enjoy impressive views of sunrise and sunsets over the tranquil bay, situated on the beautiful shore of Lake Huron and nestled in the quaint community of Rogers City. Located in town, on five acres and adorned with a large private garden, it’s the perfect romantic getaway for couples, complete venue for small groups, mini corporate retreats, and a picture-perfect setting for weddings and family reunions. The Purple Martin Inn offers boutique style luxury and hospitality the Rogers City way, where the comfort and well-being of the guest is the ultimate goal. Guest rooms are furnished with romantically eclectic furnishings. Each room, with a personality all its own, offers private bathrooms with showers.   The Purple Martin Inn is a National Wildlife Federation accredited property, a Purple Martin Sanctuary and a Monarch Butterfly Way station. Nestled in the quiet community of Rogers City the Inn boasts pristine shorelines, boutique shops, memorable people and the atmosphere of the northern Michigan of by-gone years. Here you can walk miles of public beach, smell the clean, pine air, play in crystal-clear waters, and some say “almost touch the stars at night”. It’s not unusual to watch great lake freighters or any one of 45 bird species, eagles included. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy nature and experience a more leisurely life style. Here you can enjoy all the wonders of nature while only being a walk around the corner to an uptown full of unique shops, homemade food and timeless museums. Whether you are looking for a place to unplug or be inspired, Rogers City welcomes you. Experience for yourself the lifestyle of a Northeastern Michigander. We promise you’ll be hooked. LAKESHORE LIVING GUIDE - SUMMER 2021

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Owners Cindy and Larry do everything possible to make sure guests are happy while sitting on the mile long Lake Huron beach and riding the bike trail. Swimming, hiking, birding, and taking time to unplug is tops on the list! It’s a vacation destination place, clean, comfortable, and by the time you leave everyone will know your name! Larry is a native of Rogers City.  He has held a love for purple martins for years following his introduction to them by his father and grandfather. He has maintained the colony at the Purple Martin Inn since 1998. At the time, purple martins were abundant, but in recent years the population has declined due to loss of habitat and proper housing

and local use of pesticides. Larry is making a difference though, and works hard to keep these large swallows safe. He started recording the purple martin’s activities in 1998 and proudly displays the records at the Inn. He real-time streams the birds inside their nesting cubicle so guests can view them from inside the inn. It is a popular spot to be while the purple martins spend four short summer months laying eggs and raising baby hatchlings. Larry hopes to live stream on the internet in the near future to welcome everyone to share what he enjoys most… the simple things in life! Cindy is the “travel lady”, and a philanthropic visionary.  From her humble beginning in Roseville


hour of Mackinaw City and Island, Ocqueoc Falls, Petoskey, Harbor Springs, Alpena, Cheboygan, and Indian River. Purple martins are cousin to the swallows of Capistrano and arrive in late April, same time, each year. The locals along with Larry watch each day for their arrival. Thankful when they show up because their long flight from South America holds numerous challenges. Larry’s joy is Michigan, as a child, Cindy spent monitoring purple martin activities, many summers in Rogers City. listening to their calls, welcoming After graduating from high school, their arrival and sharing information Cindy backpacked across Europe while hand caring for the young … to thirteen countries. She’s worked usually with an audience.  Many find WHOLE INN RENTAL extensively in airline tourism over humor in watching them argue with Rent the complete Inn the years, ultimately contributing to how to arrange their nesting cubicle. radio discussions demonstrating her Purple martins depend heavily Includes The Nest (2nd floor) practical travel industry knowledge on interaction with humans. Larry Located on beach & bike trail and more recently promoting her enjoys watching them call each 5 bedrooms - 6 baths Purple Martin 4 Kids non-profit other in, choose their partners and Minimum 3 nights encouraging “Nature Plus Nurture protect their colony.  “It is a very sad Equals Future” ideas. Having been time when they leave”, Larry says. published in several books, Cindy is “The excitement goes and the silence currently working on a book of her is deafening”. Larry ultimately starts own. back up excited for the plans of the The staff at the Purple Martin next year and his purple martin Inn is focused on guests’ needs.  house renovations. The cleaning staff meets high expectations.  While the kitchen team does an amazing job with local products to create delightful breakfasts served each day at 9am. And there’s lots of room both in and outside to meet Covid restrictions. The Purple Martin Inn continues to grow with the purchase of another cottage across the street which is now a part of their offerings. A fully functional facility that hosts a bunk and game room to add to the Inn’s enticement.  And if the ever-going beach and bike trail isn’t enough, the Purple Martin Inn and Guest House front door is just steps away from an array of small shops, parks and restaurants where secluded beach-side lodging Check out our Website at purplemartininn.com, caters exclusively to Michigan’s email us or just give us a call , We’d love to hear from you! nature loving patrons. But if guests need to explore 194 East Freidrich Depot St., Rogers City, MI 49779 more, the Purple Martin Inn and 989-272-8111 l purplemartininn@gmail.com Guest House is located within an l

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PRACTICE CAMPING AT HOME

PACK FOOD KIDS LIKE

If your kids are outdoor newbies, pitch a tent in the backyard or even inside your home. Let them hang out in it and sleep in it so they become comfortable with a new sleeping environment. Try a family day outing at a close-to-home park. Spend a half day or so at a lakeshore or park and see how your kids react to the experience.

Allow your kids to help contribute to menu planning so they get excited about the trip. Ask them what they would like to eat and what treats they want. Pack foods you know they’ll like; now may not the time to try out a new culinary meal. Keep ready-to-go snacks that are accessible while you’re traveling and at the campsite.

LET KIDS HELP PACK

FIND THE RIGHT CAMPSITE

Give children the responsibility to pack their own camping gear (using a list you’ve created). Double-check your child’s packing job before leaving home. Keep organized by having your kids pack personal items in a duffel bag and encouraging them to always return those items to that duffel. Each child’s duffel should be a different color for easy identification.

Pick campgrounds with amenities that suit your family’s needs. Some campgrounds have ballfields, beaches or swimming areas, streams or rivers and playgrounds; others offer picnic tables, flushing toilets and hot showers. If it’s your first time out, start small, stick close to home and choose more developed campgrounds with buckets of amenities. KOA Port

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Huron is a great example! Work your way up to more remote or adventurous locations or longer tips. Ask other families for their favorite kid-friendly recommendations. Make trip planning a family affair. Ask kids for ideas of things to do or see at your destination. Take their input seriously.

RESEARCH ACTIVITIES Know what day hikes or other activities are available at your destination. Be ready with some potential ideas when the kids say “I’m bored.” More developed campgrounds have bulletin boards that map out easy nature trails. Can you rent a boat or is there room to ride bikes? Plan ahead for hikes.

ORGANIZE YOUR GEAR Organize camping gear in totes for easy access wen you get to camp. Use clear plastic bins or cardboard boxes to keep your kitchen supplies, ten, sleeping bags and other equipment in separate compartments. Anything that’s kitchen related goes into one bin, box or bag; sleeping gear in another. You don’t want to spend a lot of time rummaging through your stuff at camp, particularly if you roll into a campsite later than expected. Having items organized ahead of time PRACTICE AT HOME also keepsCAMPING you organized for the next trip. If your kids are outdoor newbies, pitch a tent in the backyard or even inside your home. Let PACK A FAVORITE TOY them hang out in it and sleep in it so they become Bring one with or atwo favoriteenvironment. games or comfortable new sleeping toys but try keepattoys to a minimum. Try a family dayto outing a close-to-home park. Spend day or a lakeshore or park and Leavea half room forso at lots of unstructured see how your kids react tooften the experience. outdoor play. Children find far more

interesting things to see and play with at

LET KIDS HELP PACK the campground. You may be Give children the responsibility to surprised pack their at home many hours your will spend own camping gear (using a listchild you’ve created). Double-check your child’s packing exploring. job before digging in sand or simply leaving home. Keepways organized by having your Children will find to create their own kids pack personal items in a duffel bag and

outdoor amusement. If you do bring toys, let it be something that will complement their outdoor play such as a kite, a ball, flying disc, magnifying glass to spy insects or binoculars.

ADD SPECIAL TOUCHES You don’t need to go out and buy a lot of gear, but one or two special items can really add to kids’ camping enjoyment. Consider packing glow-sticks, kid-size camp chairs or other kids’ camping gear. Give kids their own flashlight, headlamp or other camp lighting. Kids may enjoy having a string or solar- or batterypowered lights for inside the tent at night.

THINK SAFETY Once you get to a campsite, set ground

rules for where your children can roam and talk about what they should do if they get lots. What are the boundaries? Are they allowed beyond the parking lot or near water? Are they allowed to wander into other people’s campsites or to go to the bathroom by themselves? Give kids a whistle and teach them to blow it if they become separated from you. At night, make sure they have access to a flashlight or headlamp. Be aware of certain features at the campground that could be hazardous - a nearby road, a fast-moving stream, a steep bluff.

INVOLVE THE KIDS Even if it feels like you can pitch your tent or cook a meal feaster by yourself, involve your kids in camp chores as much as possible. Teach them the basics: how to set up a tent, find a level tent site or cook a camp meal. Assign kid age-appropriate, meaningful tasks. Younger kids can help fill up water bottles, roll out sleeping bags or pump up sleeping pads. Put older kids in charge of washing dishes or cooking one night’s dinner.

HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE Be enthusiastic. Why should kids get excited about a family camping trip if you’re not? The first rule of camping encouraging always return those items with kids? them Be to prepared to cope with to that duffel. Each child’s duffel should be a inconvenience. Everything is in a different different color for easy identification. place. The bathroom is no longer down the hall; running water may or may not PACK FOOD KIDS LIKE be available. by contribute example with an Allow your kidsLead to help to menu planning so theyattitude get excited the will trip. upbeat, can-do andabout your kids Ask what they would like to eat and what pickthem up on your vibe. treats they want. Pack foods you know they’ll like; now may not the time to try out a new FIND TEACHING MOMENTS culinary meal. Keep ready-to-go snacks that No accessible matter what children are while age, you’reyour traveling and atare the campsite. never too early to learn about best

practices to follow when they’re outdoors. Remind them how they can enjoy the environment while also taking small steps to protect it. Teach them how to respect wildlife (don’t feed the animals or squash the bugs), dispose of trash properly (pack it in, pack it out), leave rocks, plants and other things where they find it and other “Leave no trace” principles. If you’re camping in unimproved areas, make sure you and your kids follow proper practices for going to the bathroom in the woods.

FIND THE RIGHT CAMPSITE

EMBRACE DIRT Let’s face it. Kids will get dirty while camping. They’ll get mud on their shoes, bits of s’mores in their hair and dust everywhere. Camping is the one place where they should have room to get messy. If there’s no running

water at your site, consider setting up a hand-washing system with a small bucket of soapy water. Bring a little camp rug to set outside of our door if you want to keep the inside of your tent tidier.

CUT YOUR TEENS SOME SLACK Many tweens and teens may be selfconscious about their bodies, so “roughing it” can be hard if they’re unhappy about acne, body odor or dirty clothes. Give your teens some slack if they insist on packing hair, skin or other products that you might deem unnecessary for camping. Let them sleep in, wander off on their own (set guidelines) or bring a friend along. Also, it’s not always possible or practical but consider bringing two small tens or a larger tent with a separate screened “room” for your privacy-craving teenager. Having a separate sleeping area gives older kids a little independence and some control over their domain.

COZY SLEEP ENVIRONMENT Younger kids may want their pillow, favorite blanket or a stuffed animal. Don’t skimp on the things that are most important to you or them. If you have trouble falling asleep, opt for a thicker more luxurious camp pad. If you have a tent that’s big enough for it. The more Pick campgrounds with amenities that you suit you camp, the more you’ll learn what your family’s needs. Some campgrounds have personally need and what you can live ballfields, beaches or swimming areas, streams without. or rivers and playgrounds; others offer picnic tables, flushing toilets and hot showers. If it’s BE FLEXIBLE your first time out, start small, stick close to home and choosehow more developed No matter preparedcampgrounds you are, with buckets of amenities. KOAyou Portplanned. Huron is things may not go the way a great example! Work your way up to more Remember that all you can do is create remote or adventurous locations or longer tips. a good your kidskid-friendly to camp. Ask otherstructure families forfor their favorite The best part of going outside is that you recommendations. Make trip planning a family affair. Ask kids for ideasasofyou things do flexible or see at create experiences go.toBe your Takedown. their input and destination. patient. Slow Let seriously. go of strict

schedules and enjoy the moment. Don’t force your kids on a day hike if that means everyone in the family will be upset. Enjoy one another and this special time together.


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