Indiana Governor and Capital Campout host Mike Pence is now the Republican Vice Presidential Candidate! In June 2016, Governor Pence hosted his second Capital Campout for Indiana youth in Indianapolis at Fort Harrison State Park. He took the campers on a “Hike with Mike” to celebrate Indiana’s trail system. To see photos and how other Governors celebrated Great Outdoors Month 2016, visit: http://www.greatoutdoorsmonth.org/#!capital-campouts/cb41
Long Hunter debuts Reading Ranger Story Trail
Hey, mom and dad. What would you think about taking your kid or kiddos on a short hike where, along the pathway, colorful illustrations teach your youngsters about the creatures that inhabit the neighborhood?
Long Hunter State Park has just the place. The Reading Ranger Story Trail, which debuts at 11 a.m. Saturday, pairs Mother Nature with literacy and exercise and challenges your kids to stretch their legs and imaginations.
The brainchild of Long Hunter park ranger Leslie Anne Rawlings, the Story Trail shares Marianne Berkes‘ children’s book Over in the Forest: Come and Take a Peek. It features 10 colorful signs depicting deer, possums, turkeys, box turtles, squirrels, woodpeckers, raccoons, skunks, red fox and beaver–all critters that live in the park–and even shows their little tracks.
The Reading Ranger Story Trail is also a first for Tennessee State Parks, a coup for Long Hunter.
LHSP the perfect location