Monthly Archives: October 2013

Living Local Outdoors

I took a morning walk on my local Fort Gratiot Nature Trails.  It is not safe to walk along my streets near to my home so I am grateful there is this wonderful trail system for walking and biking near my home.  There are 5 miles of trail that goes through woods, over creeks and around some ponds that offers so much natural beauty and possible wildlife sightings.  Are there trails near your home that you have yet to try or experience?  It can be so invigorating and motivating to get outside for a few minutes or an hour away from the technology of TV and computers and music devices – I like to walk without music so I can hear the birds.

In southeast Michigan we have so many opportunities from the blue waterways and rail-trails to paved paths for walking, running and biking.  Check out your local county park system on-line.  Another new link:

St. Clair County and Macomb County both have websites with resources and trail information:

and for Macomb:

I also found a new site the other day – Macomb Macaroni Kid – while I was driving on I-94! This website and newsletter shares all kinds of kid activities in Macomb County!

I am hoping we still get a few more great days for biking, walking and kayaking!  This has been just a great fall.