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If Not Us, Then Who Pays?

Posted on June 20th, 2018
As the traditional outdoor sports of hunting and fishing decline in participation, there is concern about who is going to pay for the upkeep of our woods, waters and wildlife. Jim DuFresne looks into that issue in the latest Trail Talk blog from MichiganTrailMaps.com and concludes it has to be the re… read more

If You Can Pedal In New York City, You Can Pedal Anywhere

Posted on November 14th, 2014
Our main Trail Talk blogger is back from New York City where he discovered the best way to see and experience Gotham City is on the seat of a two-wheeler. Just watch out for those taxi drivers! By Jim DuFresne In the middle of Manhattan I wanted to look up at all the skyscrapers surrounding me. Or to the lef… read more
Fat tire bikers following a trail in winter.

Fat Bikers & Skinny Skiers: A Trail Conflict

Posted on May 6th, 2014
Trail conflicts are nothing new and they are not going away. Jim DuFresne looks into the latest; fat tire bikers and cross-country skiers, in this Trail Talk blog entry. Don’t forget, our newest map is now out and available from our e-shop.  The 11 by 17-inch, two-sided map covers the Lakeshore T… read more

Sally Jewell: She’s No James Watt

Posted on March 6th, 2013
Editor’s Note: It’s been a busy speaking season this winter for Jim DuFresne but his last gig is this Saturday when he will appear at the author’s table at 11:45 a.m. at the Midwest Fly Fishing Expo at Macomb Community College Sports & Expo Center, 14500 E.12 Mile Road, in Warren. Aread more

Elk Rapids: Michigan’s Retro Bike Paradise!

Posted on July 13th, 2012
Editor’s Note: It’s been too hot to hike so Jim DuFresne has been hanging around his cottage in Elk Rapids the past week, trying to stay cool, and filed this blog for MichiganTrailMaps.com. For more on the Ride Around Torch see the Cherry Capital Cycling club web site. On Sunday there wil… read more

Paddling & Surviving the Au Sable Marathon

Posted on June 8th, 2012
Editor’s Note: At both ends of the river weekend festivals are staged as part of the Au Sable River Canoe Marathon Race. Grayling calls it’s event Au Sable River Festival and it includes the Black Bear Bicycle Tour, a 100-mile bicycle ride to Oscoda on Sunday that finishes near the end of… read more

Selling A Book and Taking On Amazon

Posted on February 28th, 2012
Jim DuFresne It was a Sunday when the new MichiganTrailMaps.com e-shop was launched and then those of us who had worked tirelessly for three months to build it … waited. Patiently. What else could we do? The first order is always the hardest and as Sunday rolled into Monday and Monday rolled into Tue… read more
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