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Report gives Coastal Georgia Greenway green light

The 20-year effort to build a bicycle-pedestrian path through coastal Georgia from Savannah to St. Marys has been given a strong boost by a special study committee of the Georgia General Assembly.

January 13, 2016 | Jim Morrison Coastal Georgia Greenway | Outdoors/Recreation


Outdoors brief

Whelk season open in Ga.

January 13, 2016 | Staff Report | Outdoors/Recreation


DNR increases trout keeper size

BRUNSWICK - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Mark Williams has announced that during a fall meeting, the Board of Natural Resources approved an increase in the minimum-size limit for spotted sea trout from 13 inches to 14 inches, total length.

January 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Classes on hiking Appalachian Trail

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - For those wanting to learn more about a trek on the Appalachian Trail, now's your chance.

January 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


How to get the most out of group fitness class

I love my job as a fitness instructor. When I was younger, I would get up early to watch Denise Austin “pump it up” on ESPN. Occasionally I would even do the workouts along with her. But mostly I would watch and wish my life to be like hers. She got paid to work out, and once in a while she got to work out on a Hawaiian beach. She got paid! After 25 years of envious viewing, I’m now living that dream (minus the Hawaiian beach — but I’m not dead yet).

January 06, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


New fish scale determines weight based on tail size

QUEEN CREEK, Arizona — Catch and release fishing is great, but when safe handling techniques aren’t used, fish often die shortly after being released. An Arizona-based company is developing a scale that significantly reduces the amount of handling required to measure a fish.

December 29, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


First Day hike at Ft. Morris

Fort Morris State Historic Site in east Liberty County is joining other Georgia state parks in offering ranger-led hikes on the first day of 2016.

December 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


5 state parks to mountain bike this winter

Mountain biking in early winter, before the freezing temperatures, is one of the best times to hit the trails in Georgia, where thinning trees reveal beautiful scenery.

December 21, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


2 anonymous fishermen say trout biting on live shrimp

Hello, friends and neighbors all around the coast.

December 21, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


4 spottail, including a 24-incher, reeled in recently

Howdy, friends and neighbors. Well, we are in December, the time of Santa Claus. Everyone is always busy this month with the shopping, cooking and getting ready for company and making merry!

December 14, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


Do something outdoors this month

Below is a selection of December 2015 events at Georgia's State Parks & Historic Sites. For more programs, visit www.GaStateParks.org/events and the parks' individual web pages. More information on accommodations and recreation can be found at GeorgiaStateParks.org or 1-800-864-7275. Thank you for supporting Georgia's State Parks!

December 02, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


This year I'm thankful for those who helped me find my inner athlete

Thanksgiving wasn’t always my favorite holiday. Growing up, Christmas was always No. 1. Staying up late to watch Christmas specials on TV because there was no DVR, an endless supply of cookies and fudge, presents — what’s not to love! Fourth of July came in at No. 2 mostly because it’s also my birthday. Halloween and Easter tied for third. Thanksgiving fell somewhere between Valentine’s Day and Labor Day — in other words, I hated it. Forced to dress up, smile, and pretend to like Grandma’s “gourmet” asparagus side was a lot of fuss for little payoff ...

November 25, 2015 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation


Product review: 2 goggles to check out for the ski season

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Snow is here and the ski and snowboard season is upon us.

November 25, 2015 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


NPS closes Cockspur Lighthouse

SAVANNAH - Effective immediately Fort Pulaski National Monument has closed the Cockspur Island Lighthouse and Lighthouse Island.

November 25, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Big fish break lines, but not hearts

Well fellow anglers and readers, last weekend took me back a couple of years like it was when I first started the dock tour.

November 23, 2015 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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Product review: The best strollers for family trips, adventures

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — Family trips can require a lot of gear. If you’ve got young children, one of the biggest space-hoggers is the stroller.

February 06, 2016 | Grant Olsen KSL.com | Outdoors/Recreation


5 active hobbies your family MUST do

Family members who engage in active hobbies get a boost of physical activity essential for one’s heart, muscles and overall health. Aside from positive ...

February 02, 2016 | Armela Escalona FamilyShare | Outdoors/Recreation


2016 fishing regulations now available

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Anglers can find the new 2016 Georgia Sport Fishing Regulations Guide online and in print, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources ...

January 27, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


State opens oyster hatchery, hoping to revive the industry

SAVANNAH - With Georgia's oyster season in full swing, the University of Georgia Marine Extension has opened the state's first oyster hatchery, which is ...

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation


Eat oyster stew if you can’t fish

Welcome to a new year, friends and neighbors:

January 20, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation


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