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Stories with subject: Outdoor recreation
  • Surf may be rough across Panhandle during holiday weekend 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:25 am

    PENSACOLA, Florida - Forecasters warn that southeasterly winds may create rough surf across the Florida Panhandle beaches just in time for the long Memorial Day weekend.

  • Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md. 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:11 am

    HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH'-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention.

  • Atlantic Beach Bikefest gets underway with more security 
    Updated: May-22-15 9:09 am

    MYRTLE BEACH, South Carolina - The Atlantic Beach Bikefest is underway on the Grand Strand amid heightened security after violence last year.

  • Lock agreement to make Monongahela River more accessible 
    Updated: May-22-15 8:43 am

    MORGANTOWN, West Virginia - Boaters can travel the Upper Monongahela River without hindrance for the first time in several years.

  • Officials ask boaters to be safe near Hudson bridge work 
    Updated: May-22-15 7:45 am

    TARRYTOWN, New York - As the unofficial start to summer gets underway this weekend, officials in New York are warning boaters to be careful around the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site.

  • EMS bike ride traveling through Maryland on way to Virginia 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:49 am

    BALTIMORE - A group of more than 100 emergency medical service workers is biking through Maryland and on to Virginia.

  • Geocaching enthusiasts holding world convention in Md. 
    Updated: May-22-15 4:19 am

    HAGERSTOWN, Maryland - The GPS-based hobby known as geocaching (jee-oh-CASH'-ing) is drawing enthusiasts to western Maryland for what organizers call their annual international convention.

  • Fort Stevenson State Park holding kite festival this weekend 
    Updated: May-22-15 2:28 am

    GARRISON, North Dakota - Fort Stevenson State Park is holding its annual kite festival over the long Memorial Day holiday weekend.

  • Weather officials in Arkansas warn of more rain on holiday 
    Updated: May-22-15 1:26 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Downpours have flooded lakeside campsites and made the Arkansas River unsafe for recreation heading into the Memorial Day weekend, when even more rain is projected to fall across the state.

  • Days after Waco, South Carolina braces for bikers story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 5:25 pm

    ATLANTIC BEACH, South Carolina - Tens of thousands of bikers are expected to descend on South Carolina's Myrtle Beach area this Memorial Day weekend - and when they do, they'll be met with heavy security.

  • Motorcyclists to gather around US for Memorial Day weekend 
    Updated: May-21-15 5:12 pm

    Memorial Day is one of the biggest holidays on the calendars of motorcycle riders. This year, just about a week after nine people were killed and more were wounded in a shootout involving what authorities say were outlaw motorcycle gangs during a gathering in Waco, Texas, rallies around the country will attract hundreds of thousands of everyday motorcycle enthusiasts. These are some of the larger motorcycle rallies in the United States:

  • Senate confirms controversial Fish and Wildlife pick 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:44 pm

    SALEM, Oregon - The state Senate has confirmed two of Gov. Kate Brown's appointments to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, including one who drew vocal opposition from recreational fishing interests.

  • Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine 
    Updated: May-21-15 4:30 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.

  • Between plays and pinot, try fishing in Southern Oregon 
    Updated: May-21-15 3:34 pm

    MEDFORD, Oregon - Southern Oregon visitors looking to wiggle some fishing between wine tasting and Oregon Shakespeare Festival shows are in luck. Jackson County sports a plethora of angling opportunities that allow visitors to test-drive some of the Northwest's best fishing with plenty of time left to get cleaned up for the next pre-play dinner.

  • Rockefeller to mark 100th birthday with land gift in Maine story has photos
    Updated: May-21-15 2:17 pm

    PORTLAND, Maine - The oldest member of the Rockefeller family is giving a gift as part of his 100th birthday celebration: 1,000 acres of land including streams, trails and carriage roads abutting Acadia National Park.

  • Meeting on northern Maine national park plan turns heated 
    Updated: May-21-15 2:16 pm

    EAST MILLINOCKET, Maine - A discussion about a proposed national park east of Baxter State Park turned heated during a public meeting in northern Maine.

  • Jury finds Arkansas biker club member guilty in bar fight 
    Updated: May-21-15 1:46 pm

    TEXARKANA, Arkansas - An Arkansas biker club member has been sentenced to a year in county jail for his role in a bar fight that left another man in need of facial reconstructive surgery.

  • New Hampshire enforces ban on drones for hunting 
    Updated: May-21-15 11:13 am

    CONCORD, New Hampshire - New Hampshire has decided to ban the use of drones, "smart rifles," and live-action game cameras for hunting.

  • Dunes trail closed to pets to protect nesting piping plovers 
    Updated: May-21-15 8:17 am

    EMPIRE, Michigan - A popular hiking trail at Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore has been temporarily closed to pets in an effort to protect endangered birds.

  • Yellowstone National Park considers cutthroat reintroduction 
    Updated: May-21-15 7:04 am

    YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, Wyoming - Yellowstone National Park officials are working with state game and fish agencies and others to seek public comment on a plan to remove nonnative brook trout from Soda Butte Creek in order to reintroduce genetically pure native cutthroat trout.

  • Road for logging project challenged in Selway River corridor 
    Updated: May-20-15 6:33 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A northern Idaho couple and an environmental group have filed a federal lawsuit against the U.S. Forest Service challenging the agency's decision to designate a road as public and opening it to trucks for a logging project on state land.

  • New Zealand man on cross-country bike trip reaches ND 
    Updated: May-20-15 4:11 pm

    FARGO, North Dakota - A New Zealand man who's biking across America has made it to North Dakota.

  • Slow and steady biking Idaho's remote Weiser River Trail 
    Updated: May-20-15 12:30 pm

    NEW MEADOWS, Idaho - No matter how speedily things are moving in the outside world, the pace is slow and steady on central Idaho's Weiser River Trail, a converted rail bed that runs 85 miles (137 kilometers) between two small towns in one of this state's most beautiful areas.

  • Helmet camera captured deadly Yosemite cliff jump 
    Updated: May-20-15 11:20 am

    SAN FRANCISCO - A camera on the helmet of cliff jumper Dean Potter, who died in Yosemite National Park, shows that he may have tried to avoid his friend who slammed into a ridge and then hit the rocks himself a split second later, a park official said.

  • Bikers on Memorial Day ride visit Ala VA center 
    Updated: May-20-15 8:40 am

    TUSCALOOSA, Alabama - What sounded like rolling thunder rumbled into Wayne Wigley's right ear - his bad ear - as about 400 Harley-Davidson, Honda, Suzuki and Kawasaki motorcycles, to name a few, passed sidewalks lined with veterans and their supporters Tuesday.