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Winter in The Mitten

Many of us travel upstate in the summer months to experience the warmth of Michigan sunshine on sandy beaches or to enjoy lake life...

Autumn abundance

M-22 isn’t just a road; it’s a way of life. You’ve seen the logo on windshields, T-shirts and water bottles. The black and white...

Bike and glamp along the Kal-Haven Trail

I 'm pleasantly surprised to find my vintage, olive green Schwinn fits snugly in the back of my tiny 2014 Ford Fiesta. I precariously...

Barothy Lodge: A historic West Michigan wilderness retreat

Steaming cup of coffee in hand, I step out from the warmth of our little log cabin and into the crisp air on the...

The art of forest bathing

As I near the halfway point of my hike on the Lost Lake and Island Loop Trail in Ludington State Park, my pace starts...

Links to the past

In a 1919 letter to his Chicago friends, famed author Ernest Hemingway urged them to follow him to northern Michigan where hunting, fishing and...

The art of beach trash

More than 22 million pounds of plastic pollute the Great Lakes each year. But Michigan artist Deborah Hecht turns the beach trash she collects on...

A Nordhouse Dunes awakening

Sometime after midnight, I wake to the sound of breathing. A quick check confirms it’s not the kids, nestled deep in their sleeping bags....

Windshield wandering

"Two roads diverged in a wood, and I — I took the one less traveled by… " — Robert Frost The best paths...

The luxury of lavender: Lavender Hill Farm in Boyne City

Tucked into the rolling hills of Boyne City, Lavender Hill Farm is home to 27 varieties of lavender, a beautifully restored barn and acres...

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