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Stuffed Pumpkin Done Picture Perfect

stuffed pumpkin sliced in half to reveal layers.

It was a big day for your extended family at the apple orchard. There was apple picking, hayrides, a corn maze, punkin chunkin’, and more. Now everyone’s back at the fire pit in your back yard … and they’re hungry. If you want ...

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Spooky Campfire Stories : Graduation

It was supposed to be a fun camping trip.  It was supposed to be a celebration. Things went horribly wrong…

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Fishing The Beautiful Lakes Of Door County WI

Planning the 50 Campfires Lake Michigan Shores Field Trip, the temptation was great to focus on “The Big Pond” as it’s sometimes called. After all, Lake Michigan is home to three species of salmon, four species of trout, and other ...

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Hike 10,000 Years Back In Time On The Ice Age Trail

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Most everyone with even a slight interest in the outdoors has heard of the Appalachian Trail, but for many, it’s a “far away” thing.  Far fewer know about the National Trail System or realize there are opportunities to explore trails ...

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The Lighthouses Of Door County

Do you still need convincing Lake Michigan is truly an inland ocean? Well, consider the fact that the remains or full structures of something like 87 lighthouses are to be found on the shores and islands of the third largest ...

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6 Great Ways To Make Camping Coffee

Even if you don't like the taste of coffee, the smell wafting across the campsite is nearly universally appealing.

For most of us, coffee is an essential starter in the morning on any camping adventure. Even those who don’t drink coffee usually love its smell wafting across a campsite. Combined with frying bacon and wood smoke, it’s an aroma ...

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What We Saw at OR This Summer

Show floor at Summer OR Show is a busy place.

The annual Summer Outdoor Retailers Show is the largest gathering of outdoor gear and apparel manufacturers anywhere. It’s where the manufacturers unveil new products to the outlets that will sell them … and to the media. 50 Campfires always attends ...

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7 Things I Won’t Go Canoe Camping Without

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Every year a few friends and I go canoe camping on the St. Croix River. It’s a two-night trip, and we stay at a different campsite each night. I’ve often claimed that canoe camping is “almost” like car camping. You’d ...

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Rocky Mountain Biological Laboratory – Ghost Town : Gothic, Colorado

Laboratory in a Colorado Ghost Town Gothic, Colorado was a boomtown in the 1880s. The search for fortunes in silver is what brought people to this town just down the road from what today is Crested Butte. But 10 years ...

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Colorado Road Trip Challenge : Road Side Attractions & Junk Food

All epic road trips have a few things in common. They require driving … somewhere … that usually takes hours, if not days, to reach. Even so, there’s often no definitive destination. They truly are more about the journey than ...

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