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Steve Griffin

Steven A. Griffin, a Midland-based, full-time freelance outdoors writer, has been covering that beat for newspapers and magazines for longer than he likes to admit. He began with a manual typewriter and a film camera - and says that in every way outdoors, these are the "good old days"!

Top Pet-Friendly Places in the Great Lakes Bay

You know that you're welcome in the Great Lakes Bay Region, right — an area chock-full of great places to go and fun things to do? Well, your dog's welcome in this pet-friendly region, too! Formal, fenced-in dog parks are available in four of the region's bigger cities — Bay City…

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Best Birding Spots in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

Every Saturday, I have breakfast at 6 a.m. at a local eatery. Almost every Saturday morning, Val Trabucchi of Midland joins a friend at an adjoining table. Naturally, we chat. Val is a birder, what some call a bird-watcher, who has traveled far and wide — to the southwestern U.S., Canada…

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Best Trails in Michigan's Great Lakes Bay

"Take a hike!" was once a phrase used to send someone on their way. Today, in the Great Lakes Bay Region, it's a friendly invitation. More accurately, it's lots of invitations, for the region abounds in pathways and trails — paved and unpaved, rural and urban, for users on foot, on…

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Pro Tips for Saginaw Bay Walleye Fishing

Perhaps the one of the world's best walleye fisheries, Lake Huron's Saginaw Bay is certainly among Michigan fishing's most enticing puzzles. The Saginaw Bay challenge is to find its abundant gamefish in a vast, relatively featureless underwater landscape. Think jigsaw puzzle — without a…

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