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Wisconsinites enjoy state-sponsored 'Free Fun Weekend'


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With temperatures hovering around 90 degrees across the reagion on Saturday, it was not uncommon to see motorbikes, convertibles and kids running through sprinklers.

Adding to the activity was what the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources called a “Free Fun Weekend” in relation to trails, parks and waterways.

On both Saturday and Sunday, park admission fees, fishing licenses and trail fees were not required in any of the state’s 49 state parks, 15 state forests, numerous waterways or 44 state trails.

The weekend waiver applied to both residents and...

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