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Experience the great outdoors with WYRK. Whether you’re enjoying the comfort of your backyard or hiking a wooded trail, we’ve got tips and helpful hints.

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Tour the Schooner Lois McClure at Canalside 8/18-8/20

Lake Champlain Maritime Museum’s Sailing Canal Boat Lois McClure will visit ports along the Champlain and Erie Canals including Canalside this weekend...

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Clay Has A Rough Day On The Water [VIDEO]

Last weekend, many of us on the WYRK staff were able to head out on Lake Ontario to do some fishing.  Some of us had a rough day fishing...

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Find Where The Fish Are Biting With New Hotspot Fishing Map

The popular phrase is, "a bad day of fishing is better than a good day at work," but let's be honest, fishing is much more fun when you get a few on the line.  You might have a little more luck with this new map.

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In the Buf with Jo: At the Garden Walk!

On behalf of ALL of Buffalo's West Side, let me welcome the suburberatti!! We smile and say "Good morning!" here. Do NOT be afraid. (Some suburbanistas will look at my neighbors and I like we're in a zoo...

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Tornado Warning Brings Damage To Western New York

It came in quickly today.  We don't see a lot of tornadoes in Western New York, but the Warning was in effect for much of Erie County.  The first warning came in at 12:36pm.

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Niagara Falls State Park Has a New Walking App

Living in Buffalo we are able to experience Niagara Falls as much as we want.  I sometimes forget it's practically in my backyard.  When friends and family come to visit that I think I need to take advantage and experience the falls more often, and this is a neat new way to do so...

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Dale Rappels Down a 50-Foot Wall at Camp

When I got to the top of the 50-foot tower, Padraic, the young man in charge of the COPE (Challenging Outdoor Personal Experience) program at Camp Schoellkopf asked me if I was afraid of heights.  I told him I wasn't.  I was just afraid of falling.  He assured me l wouldn't.

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Dale Tackles a Tent at Camp Schoellkopf

For my very first stay at a camp of any kind, summer camp, day camp, scout camp - I was invited to spend a day (and night) at Camp Schoellkopf in Wyoming County.  I was assured we could work out some reasonable lodging rates for the night so I was in.

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Hawk Creek Wildlife’s Wild Renn Fest Is Happening This Weekend

Hawk Creek Wildlife's annual fundraiser Wild Renn Fest continues this weekend at their new location. This event is perfect for the family and you get a chance to check out their new facilities...

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In the Buf with Jo & Joe: At the Ballpark!

Is there anything better than spending the day or evening enjoying a ballgame? Maybe, but I can't think of any right now. Joe and I are suckers for anything that includes hotdogs, ice cream, peanuts, cheering and dancing...

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SPCA Issues Rabies Advisory

It's something the SPCA of Erie County has to do on a regular basis because of well-meaning people who do more harm because of the actions they take.  The SPCA again is warning people not to touch injured or abandoned wild animals because they could have rabies.

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‘Mommy and Me’ Kayaking Adventures Available For The Summer

What a great idea! Paths, Peaks & Paddles in North Tonawanda has a great way for you to introduce your kids to kayaking and the water! One Saturday morning each month you can take a trip with your child in a tandem kayak complete with a guide! Th...

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