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Ray’s Barbeque – Brews & Blues

We’re a BBQ joint on the banks of the Au Sable River in Grayling Michigan.

Hand crafted BBQ, 30 craft beers on tap and great blues music.

Early Reviews Are In

“This is a great new addition to the Grayling community and well worth the lengthy period of anticipation. It will be a magnet for locals and visitors alike. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves tonight. Keep up the good work.”

“The long wait is over… Ray’s exceeded my expectations! The food was ridiculously delicious. Excited and friendly staff. Outstanding variety on tap. Will be back again…and again…and again.”

“The decor is beautiful. The staff is friendly. The food is wonderful. The owners are fantastic. The view is relaxing. You won’t be disappointed!”

Ray’s Barbeque – Brews & Blues
204 Ingham Street
Grayling, MI 49738
989-348-1515

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4 days ago

Ray's

Tonight through the weekend. 10 oz. Hand cut New York Strip, grilled to order, served with seasoned potatoes and green bean mix. Comes with Cornbread for $18. ...

Tonight through the weekend. 10 oz. Hand cut New York Strip, grilled to order, served with seasoned potatoes and green bean mix. Comes with Cornbread for $18.

5 days ago

Ray's

**ANNOUNCEMENT** We are pleased to advise there is a double win for Main Branch Gallery artists, Rod Lawrence and Kim Diment in the 2018 Richeson 75 International Art Competition in the Animals, Birds and Wildlife category. Rod’s painting, “Maize and Blue” has been awarded 2nd place and Kim Diment received the 3rd place award for “Triplecross”. Congratulations to both world class artists. The entries in this year’s show may be seen here: http://richeson75.com/pages/wildlife/2018/index.html ...

6 days ago

Ray's

Proud Viking
Watching as this bubble freeze in (-17°C)
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AuSable River Canoe Marathon – Photos

Known by its legions of die-hard fans simply as “The Marathon”, this event is one of the original ultra-endurance events in North America. The Marathon is also the middle leg of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing. New York’s General Clinton Canoe Regatta, staged Memorial Day, and Quebec’s Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, staged over the U.S. Labor Day weekend complete the Triple Crown circuit.

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AuSable River Canoe Marathon – Photo Gallery (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)
 

We would like to wish Grayling native, Nicole Rice Owens the best of travels and a good race while she is in Australia, doing the Massive Murray Marathon. She is trading in Perpetuem for Vegemite.  lol
🎃👻🧛‍♂️Happy Halloween everyone!  

Who remembers this movie?? 🛶😂🛶
Happy fall everyone! 🍂
Wishing everyone a very relaxing day today!🛶
Via Instagram @ausablemarathon -
Rabaska/R-9 in the AuSable River Festival parade 🎉 in Grayling, MI before the 9 p.m. start 🏁of the AuSable River Canoe Marathon presented by Consumers Energy. 🎆

Find out more about the AuSable Marathon Rabaska/R-9 Racing Events Presented by Consumers Energy this weekend here - ausablecanoemarathon.org/events/rabaska

Follow the 2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon, presented by Consumers Energy, LIVE online and on the radio, July 28-29, here> ausablecanoemarathon.org/race-center/live-marathon-coverage/

#hupallnight @consumersenergy #puremichigan #canoe #canot #paddle #river #rabaska #watersports #extremesports @triplecrownofcanoeracing @r9.canot.marathon
@marathoncanoeracing
Posted by friends at la Classique internationale de canots de la Mauricie, the final stage of the Triple Crown of Canoe Racing:

"La domination a un nom Lajoie/Triebold

"Le duo sera t'il capable de répéter leur exploit de la general clinton race à Cooperstown?

"Chose certaine il va y avoir de l'action sur la rivière Ausable !"

And, in English:

"Domination has a name Lajoie / Triebold

"Will the duo be able to repeat their feat at the General Clinton Canoe Regatta?

"Something is certain, there will be action on the AuSable River!

(Thanks to Michigan Canoe Race Association for photos)

Follow the 2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon, presented by Consumers Energy, LIVE online and on the radio, July 28-29. For complete coverage information, visit the AuSable Marathon website, here> www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/race-ce…/live-marathon-coverage

#HupAllNight
#PureMichigan
#ConsumersEnergy 
#AuSableMarathon
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
@AuSableMarathon
AuSableCanoeMarathon.org
Here is a great Facebook post by Lily Brick who, with her mom is feeding for her husband and her dad, team #53 - Joe Manns and Alex Brick, of Minnesota. It is a great sketch of the what the competitors and the feeders are facing Saturday night into Sunday afternoon. Enjoy! Thanks for sharing, Lily.

"Alex Brick and my dad Joe Manns are racing in North America's toughest canoe race this weekend, the AuSable River Canoe Marathon, which runs from Grayling to Oscoda, Michigan. This whole week includes fun races and events that culminate in the grueling 120 mile, non-stop race through the night and into the next afternoon, which starts this Saturday at 9pm (lasting ~16 hours, meaning they will be averaging a continuous pace of ~7-8 mph).

"They have to weave around rocks and submerged trees, carry their canoe over 6 dams, and deal with weather conditions (fog, rain, blazing sun, wind), all while battling other teams for position. Half the race is done in the pitch-dark, with only a headlight (that Alex built from scratch, because of course) to guide you on the twisty, treacherous river. Alex (an AuSable rookie!) and dad are likely to finish in the top 40 out of a field of ~100 teams of the best canoe paddlers in the world. But even finishing this race is a huge accomplishment!"

"My mom Anne Manns and I are their support crew, meeting them at points on the river every 1.5-2 hours with food, drinks, dry clothes, repair kits, spare paddles, and anything else they might need to complete the race. We will be standing in a freezing trout river for 20 minutes in the pitch black, wearing ridiculous glowing pumpkin hats so our team can find us in the inky blackness. Alex and dad will suddenly emerge from the night, starting a flurry of activity which lasts only 10 seconds or so (hopefully).

"We trade out empty bottles and food wrappers for full jugs and new energy foods, plus peel off any cold, wet clothes and stuff their arms and heads through dry shirts, and then they disappear again, swallowed by the dark. Then mom and I tromp back to the car and drive to the next point on the river where we can meet them. Then we go down to the riverbank to cheer and wait anxiously for our team to find us, again. And again. And again. And again.

"Paddling for that long is incredibly taxing (both mentally and physically), and by the end, all of the racers, support crews, the amazing volunteers who make this race run smoothly, and the awesome fans who show up to cheer even in the middle of the night, are totally loopy from sleep deprivation. But everyone keeps coming back every year for this annual torture fest. Lots of type 2 fun out there :)

"For those of you interested in Alex and dad's progress during the marathon, look for boat #53 as you follow the race live (!) online on the live coverage page of the marathon website here -www.ausablecanoemarathon.org/race-center/live-marathon-coverage/

"For those not crazy enough to pull an all-nighter, you can wake up on Sunday morning, check the site, and see that the racers are only half-way done... (Oh god)."

The 2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, July 28-29.

#HupAllNight 
@AuSableMarathon 
AuSableCanoeMarathon
#PureMichigan
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing
From MISportsNow and 9&10 News: A report on the first day of Time Trial Sprints including an interview with the Australian team, canoe #32, Frank Kingma and James Miller.

See the full MISports and 9&10 News TV story here -  www.misportsnow.com/2018/07/australian-team-makes-the-trip-for-ausable/pic/26422

2018 AuSable River Canoe Marathon Week, Presented by Consumers Energy, continues with the Time Trials for Starting Position in Grayling, Michigan:
- Thursday 3:00 - 7:00 p.m.
- Friday 2:00 - 4:30 p.m

Come on out to see the great canoe-race sprinting action. It also is a wonderful opportunity to meet and chat with the competitors.

The 71st AuSable River Canoe Marathon, Presented by Consumers Energy, July 28-29.

#HupAllNight 
@AuSableMarathon 
AuSableCanoeMarathon
#PureMichigan
#TripleCrownOfCanoeRacing

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Hartwick Pines State Park

Hartwick PinesHartwick Pines is rich in scenic beauty and different habitats. The principal features of this park are the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines and logging museum. There is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year.

With an area of 9,672 acres, Hartwick Pines is one of the largest state parks in the Lower Peninsula. The park’s rolling hills, which are built of ancient glacial deposit, overlook the valley of the East Branch of the AuSable River, four small lakes and unique timber lands. The principal feature of this park is the 49-acre forest of Old Growth Pines which gives the park its name. This forest is a reminder of Michigan’s past importance in the pine lumber industry as well as a source of inspiration for the future of our forests. The park is rich in scenic beauty and because of the different habitats it encompasses, there is ample subject matter for the sports person, photographer, or naturalist throughout the year. The park is open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round.

Hartwick Pines Visitor Center & Logging Museum

The Hartwick Pines Visitor Center, at Hartwick Pines State Park, draws thousands of visitors, campers and school children each year to see one of Michigan’s last stands of majestic old-growth pine forest.

For many visitors, Hartwick Pines is a mystical place, offering a serene escape from the modern world, and the year-round, fully accessible visitor center is a gateway to the towering pine forest and the Hartwick Pines Logging Museum that helps us remember when “White Pine Was King.”

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Hartwick Pines State Park On Facebook

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First grooming of the season! Trails are packing nicely. #hartwickpines ...

First grooming of the season! Trails are packing nicely. #hartwickpines

 

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Jorden Wakeley

I love Hartwick Pines. Wish I lived in Grayling so I could hang out there whenever I wanted. Maybe one day.

Are there xc trails here ?

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Your weekly salmon update! All the eggs have hatched and are now in the sack fry stage! These wee little ones are practicing swimming but mostly just hanging around. You'll notice some of the egg shells on the bottom of the tank. #SalmonWatch2k19 #HartwickPines #MiStateParks ...

 

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Jack Hollenbeck

Thanks for sharing!

Kaci Jo Clark so interesting! And cool!

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1 week ago

Hartwick Pines State Park

Salmon update! About 15 eggs have hatched! Their yolk sacks will stay attached for about a month, after that we will begin to feed them. #SalmonWatch2K19 #HartwickPines ...

Salmon update! About 15 eggs have hatched! Their yolk sacks will stay attached for about a month, after that we will begin to feed them. #SalmonWatch2K19 #HartwickPinesImage attachment

 

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Tosha Estermyer, this would have been cool to see.

Awesome!

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos

Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Photos From Instagram

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Cross Country Ski Headquarters – Latest, Updated Photos via Facebook

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Off to a great start this morning at the sold-out Jordyn Ross ski clinic! It sure feels great to be on snow!! #michigancup #xcskihq #nordic ...

Off to a great start this morning at the sold-out Jordyn Ross ski clinic! It sure feels great to be on snow!! #michigancup #xcskihq #nordic

 

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Two great clinic's today. Thanks Jordyn. Hey, I am in that picture!

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Let it snow!! #snowgun #xcskihq #makeitsnow ...

 

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Rich Rudowski

Is this today????

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Snow beautiful snow! We got an inch of it last night, and are gearing up to start making snow Tuesday night. If all goes to plan, we’ll have great skiing on the practice area for demos and the Jordyn Ross clinic this Saturday! #letitsnow #doyoursnowdance #staycoldponyboy ...

Snow beautiful snow! We got an inch of it last night, and are gearing up to start making snow Tuesday night. If all goes to plan, we’ll have great skiing on the practice area for demos and the Jordyn Ross clinic this Saturday! #letitsnow #doyoursnowdance #staycoldponyboy

So great to have Laura and Eric Montross stop in to try on some fur bomber hats! Super sweet people who have been coming to Higgins Lake since the Tar Heel days. Just the inspiration we need to get that basketball hoop installed out back 😂 ...

So great to have Laura and Eric Montross stop in to try on some fur bomber hats! Super sweet people who have been coming to Higgins Lake since the Tar Heel days. Just the inspiration we need to get that basketball hoop installed out back 😂

 

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Mariah, I sent you a PM

How much are your fur hats?

Yeah that dude is tall!

I met his mother and father at Watters Edge some years ago.

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2 weeks ago

Cross Country Ski Headquarters

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Nice photo.. We'll see you this winter...

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Happy Small Business Saturday! Today only: Buy-2-Get-1-Free Smartwool Socks!! Plus lots of other great sales of course. Open 9am-6pm! #smartwoolsocks #smallbusinesssaturday #xcskihq ...

Happy Small Business Saturday! Today only: Buy-2-Get-1-Free Smartwool Socks!! Plus lots of other great sales of course. Open 9am-6pm! #smartwoolsocks #smallbusinesssaturday #xcskihq

 

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Darn it...I totally forgot🤔and I desperately need new socks😤Hope you had a great day!

Great shopping❤️we are ready for winter🌲❄️⛷️🌨️⛄let it snow!

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“I’ve had these gloves for over 10 years, I use them for everything, and they haven’t worn out!” Another testimonial to Auclair and their fantastic gloves and mittens. Stories like this make us proud to carry things that last. Shop the Sale this Thanksgiving Weekend, and know that what you buy will last you a good long time!! #stuffthatlasts #standbyyourproducts #worthit ...

“I’ve had these gloves for over 10 years, I use them for everything, and they haven’t worn out!” Another testimonial to Auclair and their fantastic gloves and mittens. Stories like this make us proud to carry things that last. Shop the Sale this Thanksgiving Weekend, and know that what you buy will last you a good long time!! #stuffthatlasts #standbyyourproducts #worthit

 

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❤️ my Auclair mittens

We were in today and the staff couldn't of been more helpful. Thank you!!!

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We now carry @kuhl!! Lots of cozy, great looking clothing for men and women, like this long fleece jacket underneath this awesome long Skhoop vest. Come shop with us at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, starting Friday at 9am!! #sokuhl #shoplocal #blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday #christmasshopping #xcskihq ...

We now carry @kuhl!! Lots of cozy, great looking clothing for men and women, like this long fleece jacket underneath this awesome long Skhoop vest. Come shop with us at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, starting Friday at 9am!! #sokuhl #shoplocal #blackfriday #smallbusinesssaturday #christmasshopping #xcskihq

Oh yes we did. The all new Fischer Speedmax Twin Skin is here! Crazy light, super fast, no grip wax. Call for special sale price. Check out these and 40+ other kinds of XC skis at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, starting this Friday! @fischernordic #speedmax #blackfriday #skishop #xcskihq ...

Oh yes we did. The all new Fischer Speedmax Twin Skin is here! Crazy light, super fast, no grip wax. Call for special sale price. Check out these and 40+ other kinds of XC skis at the Thanksgiving Weekend Sale, starting this Friday! @fischernordic #speedmax #blackfriday #skishop #xcskihq

 

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Geez! You guys are killing me with your ads! I don’t need anything, but I want all new stuff!!!

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#tbt to this glorious sunrise, captured during a morning ski on the Wild Turkey trail. To say we’re stoked for ski season is an understatement!! #xcskihq #xcskiing #dawnpatrol #puremichigan ...

#tbt to this glorious sunrise, captured during a morning ski on the Wild Turkey trail. To say we’re stoked for ski season is an understatement!! #xcskihq #xcskiing #dawnpatrol #puremichigan

 

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We do have some snow, but FYI this was a #throwbackthursday post from last season! Sorry for any confusion 😅

Looks beautiful! Snow in November, one more to thing to be thankful for!

That's not nice, we were ready to start driving 8 hours to get there LOL!!!

So tempting!

Bob Cutsinger!

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Here it is, the Final Episode of Lynne’s “Tour of the Womens Clothing Section!” Check our profile for Episodes 1 and 2 if you need to get caught up, otherwise kick back, grab your Jiffy Pop and enjoy 🤪 ...

 

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I want the blue jacket!!

One more episode please with emphasis on the sweater skirts.

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Check out the much anticipated Episode 2 of Lynne’s “Tour of the Women’s Clothing Section”!! Tune in tomorrow for the third and final episode... you won’t BELIEVE what’s in store (get it?) 😂 #smallbusinessrules #lynneknowsbest #xcskihq ...

 

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Curious about those skirts!

I couldn't see the sweater skirts. That may require a trip!!

So Many Pants!

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Episode 1 of Lynne’s riveting “Tour of the Women’s Clothing Section” miniseries. Taken in just one shot with no rehearsal!! Quite possibly one of the most important videos you’ll watch all day... stay tuned for Episodes 2 & 3 coming soon!! #hugeselection #howdoesitallfit #smallbusinessrules ...

 

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Daaaaaad Ted Bondie looks like we need to do some shopping?! LOOK AT THE PATAGONIA 🥰

Love it; and you!! What a Gal!! (BTW Miss you all, always.)

Thank you Lynne, this past weekend you helped my wife and I get fitted for new boots and poles. Your awesome! Now were going to be skiing in comfort!

Love that store!

A star is born !😍

Wish I was shopping there now. Try turning the phone to landscape next time you shoot video.

Good job Lynn, guess I'll have to come and shop🤩

Do you have any sweater skirts or insulated ones to make me look good on the trails?

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Hanson Hills Photos

Hanson Hills – Photos From Instagram

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Hanson Hills Recreation Area Photos – Latest, Updated Photos via Facebook

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2 days ago

Hanson Hills

Parking lot lighting is looking good! ...

Parking lot lighting is looking good!

 

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Lindsay, the hills are calling!

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3 days ago

Hanson Hills

Stuff your Student's stocking with a Season Pass: $95

Printable Form: img1.wsimg.com/blobby/go/225d1b4f-145b-46bc-a70f-2fb28b3f0cb7/downloads/1cs4712ck_857263.pdf
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Stuff your Students stocking with a Season Pass:  $95

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4 days ago

Hanson Hills

Exciting day!! New parking lot lighting being installed, thanks to a grant from Michigan Participation Plan. Also a big thank you to Primary Electric! ...

Exciting day!! New parking lot lighting being installed, thanks to a grant from Michigan Participation Plan. Also a big thank you to Primary Electric!

6 days ago

Hanson Hills

Looking for some affordable (gently used) helmets for the ski season? We have some great smith helmets for $15! If you buy a season pass we will knock $3 off ($12) limited quantity sizes small-XL. Stop in and see us! ...

Looking for some affordable (gently used) helmets for the ski season? We have some great smith helmets for $15!  If you buy a season pass we will knock $3 off ($12) limited quantity sizes small-XL.  Stop in and see us!

7 days ago

Hanson Hills

Let it Snow!! Let it Snow!! Our snow guns are ON!!! As long as mother nature cooperates we will be making snow 24/7 for the next couple of weeks! Remember Season Passes make great stocking stuffers!! ...

Let it Snow!! Let it Snow!!  Our snow guns are ON!!!  As long as mother nature cooperates we will be making snow 24/7 for the next couple of weeks!  Remember Season Passes make great stocking stuffers!!

 

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What year Tucker is that? Love the tucker snow cats

I assume you use snow guns only for downhill, not Nordic skiing? What's the best way to get updates on cross-country conditions?

Love that photo!

Opening day still tentatively set for Dec 22 ?

Woohoo!!!! The best time of the year is when the snow guns appear! 😉

Dennis Blalock Katie Blalock Gavyn let's do it ❄💓⛄☃

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3 weeks ago

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1 month ago

Hanson Hills

LOL for G.R.A.!!! Thank you “Gits and Shiggles” for the wonderful fundraiser! ...

LOL for G.R.A.!!!  Thank you “Gits and Shiggles” for the wonderful fundraiser!

1 month ago

Hanson Hills

Crawford County Recreation Millage passed!!! We are so thankful to serve such a wonderful community! ...

Crawford County Recreation Millage passed!!! We are so thankful to serve such a wonderful community!

 

Comment on Facebook

We are delighted!

So glad

Great to hear! This venue has been serving families for generations. 👍

Really happy about that, one of my favorite places to ski

Yeah

I am so happy. Last night on line it was reported that it did not pass by about 300 votes. I am glad they were wrong!!

Yeah!

I was so glad to see that this passed! It was the most important item on the ballot for me! Congratulations !

So happy to hear this!!!

Great news!

That is good news. Congratulations

Great news!

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1 month ago

Hanson Hills

One Year Millage to help preserve our lodge!! Please vote on the Crawford County Recreation Millage Proposal. ...

One Year Millage to help preserve our lodge!!  Please vote on the Crawford County Recreation Millage Proposal.

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Hanson Hills Photos – Winter 2015 – 2016 – via Hanson Hills Page on Facebook (Click on photos for captions & slideshow view)

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Hanson Hills Hoppers
Hanson Hills Hoppers
Tubing Hill Fun!
Tubing Hill Fun!
Tubing Hill Fun!
Tubing Hill Fun!
Let our lifts take you to the top!!

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