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Georgia State Parks, Historic Sites reveal hidden gems

ATLANTA - Georgia State Parks & Historic Sites welcome more than 7.5 million visitors each year, yet with more than 60 locations across the Peach State, much is still uncharted territory. Ever wanted to know the rangers' favorite secret spots? The park system is now revealing "Hidden Gems" selected by those who know the parks best.

February 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Big catch reported at Halfmoon

Hello, neighbors. Hope everyone is staying warm during our cold patch.

February 22, 2016 | Donny Branch | Outdoors/Recreation

Have You Seen This? Zion National Park gets gorgeous time-lapse treatment

ZION NATIONAL PARK — A video that took three crew members 24 days to film and is made up of 35,000+ collective videos and photographs is a stunning testament to the beauty Zion National Park has to offer.

February 18, 2016 | Angie Treasure | Outdoors/Recreation

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 | 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 effects on the body, exercise is a good way to improve your kids’ and your cognitive skills; and a recent study has linked exercise to improved thinking and memory skills. So it’s no wonder family members who spend more time together outside have better relationships.

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 Division recently announced.

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 expected to revive the once-thriving oyster industry in Georgia.

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

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 | 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

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Review: Gear for a warm weather getaway

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — This article takes a look at seven products that could be used on a warmer weather getaway.

October 27, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Advisory lifted on Jekyll beaches

The Glynn County Health Department has lifted advisories for Jekyll Island's South Beach at 4H camp (from South Water Tower to Macy Lane) and ...

October 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows angler fending off great white shark with broom

PORT FAIRY, Australia — When you’re out at sea and a great white begins circling your boat and biting your prop, it’s a good ...

October 25, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Your next catch may be an award winner

SOCIAL CIRCLE - Each year, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division recognizes anglers for big catches.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

My experience running the Amsterdam Marathon

My three passions in life are running, writing and traveling. My dream is to combine all three, writing about my running adventures in far away ...

October 24, 2016 | Kim Cowart Deseret News | Outdoors/Recreation

Video shows bugling elk approach shoppers in Colorado

ESTES PARK, Colorado — As temperatures cool and the holiday season approaches, it’s not unusual for shopping malls to get more crowded. One thing you ...

October 23, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation

Firearm deer season opens Saturday across state

SOCIAL CIRCLE - If you have never had that pre-opening day of firearms deer hunting season feeling, let this be the year you experience it. Firearms ...

October 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Outdoors/Recreation

Product review: 7 jackets for fall and winter

THE GREAT OUTDOORS — With temperatures dropping and snow more common in the higher elevations, it’s time to think about busting out your favorite jacket ...

October 14, 2016 | Grant Olsen | Outdoors/Recreation


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