At McGulpin Point Lighthouse on the Straits of Mackinac, we unfolded layers of history surrounding not just the site but the docent on duty, Eric Klein, who has a passion for Great Lakes history.
Where should you search for Petoskey stones? Petoskey, Michigan, of course! On our explorations by bike of this coastal town, we found our fair share. Here’s where to look and how to make them shine.
The buzzing sound in the distance caught our attention as we pulled into Conway on Michigan’s North Western State Trail. It was a most unusual boat race on Crooked Lake!
Paddling along Lake Michigan at Petoskey was a bit intimidating for a Floridian who is used to sandy, not rocky, shores. But the views and clear water make for a fascinating trip.
Along the Muskegon River in Michigan, Big Rapids Riverwalk stretches several miles through the heart of Big Rapids, with scenic views of – you guessed it – river rapids from this linear park that links with the White Pine Trail.
What’s the best way to see Isle Royale National Park, the least visited and most remote National Park in the continental United States? Explore its rocky ridges and dense woods by backpacking across it.
Mackinac Island Fudge isn’t a flavor: it’s a way of life for these Mackinac Island candy makers. Here’s how it’s made and how to choose the fudge that’s right for you.
In June, sunset comes late to Isle Royale National Park, as it’s the westernmost point in the Eastern Time Zone. The sun spread an array of colors across the sky as it sank into Lake Superior.
Upper Michigan provides an outstanding number of hiking trails to roam. I started walking them in 2006. The terrain is similar to Florida, with steep climbs only found along the escarpments around the Great Lakes. Here is a peek at a handful of trails.
Things are rarely as they appear. Here on the edge of Lake Superior, even the edges aren’t obvious. The dunes of Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore sometimes sit atop high cliffs, like this one.