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2017 Solar Eclipse: Best Places to Watch in Nashville

Everyone is preparing for the first solar eclipse to cross the United States in 38 years! On Monday, August 21st, the moon’s path will cross with the Sun creating a total solar eclipse for 13 states from Oregon to South Carolina.  Nashville, TN is the largest city in the path of the TOTAL eclipse and we’ve got a list of the best places to view it from. Rooftop Parties There will numerous rooftop parties throughout Nashville, including ones at Acme Feed and Seed, and the Westin Hotel.  All rooftop parties require tickets purchased ahead of time and are selling out fast if not already. Water Parties There’s no doubt the waterways will be jam packed with boats during . . . Read more

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Solar Eclipse and Where You Can See It

On August 21st, there will be a partial solar eclipse viewable around Canada. If you happen to be travelling through the United States, in some parts you will be able to see a total eclipse. There will be 74% coverage in Thunder Bay and it will last from 12:52 pm to 3:28 pm. A few locations where you can catch sight of the partial eclipse: Ontario Science Centre August 21, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. TELUSCAPE, outside the Main Entrance Free admission for outdoor activities Parking is $10 per vehicle (Member discounts apply) Eclipse begins: 1:10 p.m. | Eclipse maximum: 2:32 p.m. | Eclipse ends: 3:49 p.m. York University Admission is free for everyone. WHEN: August 21, 2017 at 1-4 pm WHERE: York University, . . . Read more

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Top Hiking Trails Around Houston

Fall is the perfect time of year to be outdoors enjoying the beautiful weather and fall colors.  It’s hard to believe but that will be happening before we know it!  One of the best activities to partake in outside is hiking.  It can be relaxing and invigorating all at the same time.  Depending on if you are an avid hiker who likes challenging trails, or a casual hiker that likes to take things easy, there are plenty of great hiking trails in the Houston area.  Take a look at these top local hiking spots. 1.The Anthills Trail at Terry Henshy Park- A top rated trail among hikers on Alltrails.com. This is a moderate, out and back trail that runs a total of 11.2 miles.  . . . Read more

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5 Awesome Things To Do in Carthage Missouri

Whether you are out for a day trip or are just passing through, Carthage has one of a kind sights to see! We’ve compiled a list of great activities just for you. 66 Drive in Theatre The theatre is open the first weekend of April and runs through mid-september. At this drive in theater kids ages 5 and under get in free, ages 6-12 is $4 and 13 or older is $8- but be aware that they only accept cash. Precious Moments Park This park includes a Precious Moments inspired chapel, showcasing Samuel Butcher’s (creator of Precious Moments) hand painted murals. There is the option for free guided tours, plus there is an extensive gift shop- the world’s largest Precious Moments gift shop. Kiddiland This . . . Read more

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Wyoming’s Arboretum’s

Botanical gardens and arboretums are great places to take a break from the road. You can get out of your camper, stretch your legs, have a snack and observe the beautiful nature that surrounds you. Whether you are driving through the area or you are out for a day trip, Wyoming’s beautiful nature is a must-see. We have compiled a list of the state’s arboretums and botanical gardens.   Cheyenne Botanic Gardens   Kendrick Arboretum and Birding Site   Newcastle Arboretum/Beaver Creek   Rock Springs Arboretum   . . . Read more

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Labor Day Weekend Camping Spots

Labor Day is around the corner, and we think it is time to start planning your weekend trips! If you are wanting to stay somewhat local, but still have a getaway weekend, this is the article for you. We will list some of the top camping spots in and around Auburn Hills and Midland, Michigan so you can get a jump start on making plans.   As a member of the Route 66 RV Network, A&S RV Center is proud to say that if you are a member of the Route 66 RV Club, one of the many benefits is a 10% discount at all KOA campgrounds! You will just need to show proof of current membership at the time of check in.   KOA: Auburn Hills/Holly This campground is full of fun surprises. Enjoy the jumping . . . Read more

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Top 7 Nature Trails for the Adventurer Around Lake Crystal, MN

Whether you want to go for a day trip or you are passing through the area, these parks are great for getting out to stretch your legs and exploring the local area. Each of these trails has something unique to offer, whether it be fishing, horseback riding trails, dirt biking paths, wheelchair accessible trails and so much more. We have put together a list of the top 7 parks for bird watching, biking, running, walking, dog-walking and more. Minnesota Valley State Trail   North MInnesota River Trail   Red Jacket Trail   River Bend Trail   Sakatah Singing State Trail   South Route Trail   Straight River Trail   . . . Read more

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Best Places for Bird Watching around Huntington, WV

The state's rugged, mountainous landscape is known for its wild beauty. West Virginia is definitely a compelling destination for birders. When you are out on the road, sometimes it’s nice to stop and stretch your legs- why not do so at a beautiful bird watching park? We’ve put together a list of West Virginia's best bird watching spots just for you. Located 15 miles northeast of Huntington, this 1,096 acre area is one of West Virginia’s most popular birding sites. Green Bottom has extensive marsh habitats, making it a magnet for waterfowl and other waterbirds. The park is easily accessible from side roads off Highway 2. There is a boardwalk leading into the marsh. Species . . . Read more

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