Posts Tagged Outdoor recreation

The Roosevelt trail, from Maine to North Dakota

In this undated photo, the statues of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Teddy Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln are shown at Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. Theodore Roosevelt and two more Roosevelts who occupied the White House, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and his first lady, Eleanor, are the subjects of a new Ken Burns documentary for public television, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” (AP Photo, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns’ new documentary about the Roosevelts — presidents Theodore and Franklin, and Franklin’s wife Eleanor — is bound to stir interest in some of the places connected to them. Here’s a look at some major Roosevelt sites, including birthplaces, family homes, vacation retreats and national parks and monuments from Maine to North Dakota.

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Blue-winged teal have already arrived

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Ducks Unlimited’s Waterfowl Migration Map is a sea of blue, testament to the annual late-summer flight of a 1-pound duck that is so endearing to the hearts of South Louisiana hunters. Unlike last year at this time, blue-winged teal are on the move, and the situation couldn’t be set up more perfectly for a 16-day season.

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World’s top paddlers tackle Md. whitewater course

Russian kayaker Nikita Gubenko begins a training run at the Adventure Sports Center International in McHenry, Md., , on Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014. He is among  the athletes competing in the 2014 Canoe Slalom World Championships to be held at the course Sept. 17-20. (AP Photo/David Dishneau)

MCHENRY, Md. (AP) — The rushing, boulder-strewn river at the Adventure Sports Center International looks nothing like a level playing field. But it is, for athletes in this week’s canoe and kayak whitewater slalom world championships.

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