Summer hiking and camping season kicks off, officials share tips on staying safe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX) — Summer is a popular time to visit Ohio State Parks and enjoy all that they have to offer. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Director Mary Mertz and Ohio Department of Insurance Director Judith L. French teamed up to share tips on staying safe outside this summer season.

“There’s adventure in every direction in the Buckeye State – whether people are looking for hiking, biking, fishing, boating, or camping – one of our 75 state parks has something for everyone,” Mertz said. “It is important that people take the proper precautions for whatever activity they choose and be prepared in case the trip does not go as planned.”

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