Author: Madison Schlegel

7th Annual TC Race Attracts Paddlers of All Ages

Ryan Meade is 14 years old and on Saturday she became the youngest person to compete in the 8 mile TC Race. “I just got a new board and stuff, so now I’m doing 6 miles. I’m like moving up a class. And then, it was just exciting and I wanted to do more,” said Ryan. Each year, people can…

Great American Outdoors Act Secures Funding to Preserve U.S National Parks

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore says they see 1.6 million visitors per year. All that foot traffic is eventually leading to public parts of the park, like the trails, to wear down. “It’s little things like trails, and picnic areas, roads, and things that are as simple as restrooms,” said Sleeping Bear Dunes Superintendent, Scott Tucker. Those little projects…

Benzie County Area Convention, Visitors Bureau Donates Money to Boost Tourism

Some communities in Northern Michigan say they have seen a drop in tourism. So the Benzie County Area Convention and Visitors Bureau wants to give people a reason to stop by. The bureau partnered with Traverse City Tourism to promote travel, local partnerships, and boost the economy. They also donated $200,000 to the Benzie County and Frankfort-Elberta Area Chamber of…