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Fort Atkinson Living History Featured on WOWT 6 News

Fort Atkinson State Historical Park and its fall living history weekend will be featured on my WOWT 6 News Weekly Outdoor Report. I’m totally pumped up for it and, of course, to promote it! Check out the third soldier from the left. Here I am pulling guard duty at the fort. See video of and get more information about this unique state historical park event by tuning in to my outdoor segment on Omaha’s WOWT 6 News LIVE Thursday night at …

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Gold Rush!

The gold rush is underway in Nebraska’s outdoor scene! Trust me, it is! Take some time out of your busy schedule, stop, look around and view this autumn rush of gold! Here’s a glimpse of what you could see. In the river bottom woodlands, the cottonwood tree leaves beginning to turn their beautiful fall yellow … In your favorite park or forest, ash tree leaves now turning bright yellow … In a patch of sunflowers on the edge of a …

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Park Events Reinstated at Fort Atkinson, Alexandria; Sandy Channel and Long Pine will Remain Open

LINCOLN, Neb. – Communities in Nebraska continue to rally around their state park areas to reinstate events and delay temporary closures. The Candlelight Tour on Nov. 2 is back on the calendar at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park (SHP) near Fort Calhoun. Alexandria State Recreation Area (SRA) near Fairbury will remain open through Oct. 20 to accommodate a Halloween event Oct. 18-19. Community volunteers will also keep Sandy Channel and Long Pine SRAs open. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission …

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WOWT Outdoors Heads to Mahoney State Park

On this week’s WOWT outdoors segment we head to Mahoney State Park at I-80 Exit #426 near Ashland, NE. Come along for the ride! We’ll be letting you know what fun outdoor activities are available  there this time of year for you and your family to do!  Here’s a pic of one those popular park activities to try. Tune in and find out more information about Mahoney State Park’s activities on The Weekly Outdoor Report with me – Greg Wagner …

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2013 Nebraska State Parks Summer Schedule

LINCOLN, Neb. – Nebraskans have more than 70 state park areas to enjoy this summer. These parks offer a variety of activities for all ages. The Nebraska Game and Parks Commission offers the following summer park schedule, from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, to help Nebraskans plan vacations or trips to parks. A park entry permit is required for all vehicles entering these park areas: Arthur Bowring Sandhills Ranch State Historical Park (SHP) – Merriman, 308-684-3428. Sod House …

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Preview of Ft. Atkinson Living History on WOWT Outdoors

Join me this week on my WOWT-TV/Channel 6 outdoors segment when we preview the exciting living history weekend (May 4th & 5th) at Fort Atkinson State Historical Park located on the east edge of Fort Calhoun. Fort Atkinson has fascinating history and is one of my favorite state historical parks in Nebraska! Most likely the reason Fort Atkinson is so special to me is that Park Superintendent John Slader lets me borrow and use the U.S. Army’s 1820’s uniform for …

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Spring Break in a Cool State Park on Channel 6 Outdoors

Alright, so my question to you looking at the photograph above is this: Where was it taken? Well, guess what? You’ll find out if you tune in to my Weekly Outdoor Report airing on Omaha’s WOWT-TV/Channel 6 and online at www.wowt.com LIVE Thursday night at 6 p.m. CST during sports! What a cool destination this park makes for a spring break hiking or mountain biking outing or perhaps a fitness run! Look below, cabins are even available for overnight rental …

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