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Welcome to the Great Outdoors

Originally Published in MotorHome Magazine

Remember when you were still in high school? By the time June rolled
around the Summer Solstice — the “official” first day of summer — was
still nearly a month away, but, you probably spent more time gazing out
the window than staring at schoolbooks.

Now, a presidential proclamation has recognized what we’ve known all
along: June has been designated Great Outdoors Month. The “month”
actually stretches from the end of May — and National Safe Boating Week
— into early July, but June itself is filled with activities ranging
from Family Recreation Week to Clean Beaches Week.

Other scheduled pursuits include Great Outdoors Week; Fishing
and Boating Week; a week celebrating National and Historic Trails; a
weeklong Smithsonian Folklife Festival on the National Mall in
Washington, D.C.; and Bike Virginia — not officially a “week,” but a
five-day cycling tour of the Old Dominion State.

Planning for Great Outdoors Month involves more than three
dozen organizations, and activities are continually being linked to the
organization’s calendar.

For up-to-date information, go to http://greatoutdoorsmonth.org, or call (202) 682-9530.

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