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      Looking for an outdoor activity?

      If you are looking for some outdoor fun, the DNR Pocket Park is the spot at the U.P. State fairgrounds.

      Every summer, thousands of people venture to the DNR Pocket Park. It originally opened in 1999 with a small pond for fishing and has grown into a popular spot for kids.

      "Because I like outdoor stuff and the fishing spot, you can really catch some fish," said Austin Leiman.

      The idea is to get people in touch with the outdoors. With the help of volunteers and members from the forest service, you can learn how to fish. All you have to do is bring your own bait.

      They also have a pellet gun range, where anyone can get one-on-one instruction in shooting.

      "Archery because I like hunting. I don't know, I just like it," said Marleigh.

      At the other side of the park, you can give archery a try. Some people have been returning since they were kids and now are bringing their own kids, too.

      "It's great to be able to enjoy the great outdoors with your kids and the rest of your family. Just to get them into what you like to do as a kid," said Ross Craig.

      Not only is the park open during fair, but it's also open all summer long. It's all free for the public, and you can also rent out the space for special events.

      "We have birthday parties here, church groups, Cub Scouts, daycares, you name it. People come for lunch to sit on a picnic table and just enjoy the beautiful park we have here," said Joe Russell.

      The park will remain open throughout Labor Day weekend.