in every issue
Waves of renewal are washing across the state as a
new mindset takes root. FULL
14 Letters and Contributors FULL
34 Lake Stories
Spring brings the novelty back in a rush.
69 Michigan's top 5
Take a walk in the woods, then fling open the menus. FULL TEXT
She was hardly more than a shadow herself,
shimmering with a suggestion of life.
Help renew Michigan’s bounty of woods, water and
shoreline by lending a hand, exploring new paths
and taking an eco-styled seat. FULL TEXT
Spring into warmer days with nearly 1,000 pipers,
a sky full of kites and more.
74 Tasting Room
Sweet fruits and a tinge of green draw applause in Shelby.
78 Dining Destination
Head to Detroit’s scenic riverfront to savor
Michigan wines and just-right bites.
38 Waves of Renewal
As state-based universities and colleges prepare a new generation of scientists, policymakers and conservationists, numbers — including 3,052 miles of Great Lakes shorelines, nearly 50,000 miles of rivers and streams and 6.3 million acres of wetlands — set a unique stage for pivotal freshwater study in Michigan.
44 Creating Inland Havens
Restoring Michigan’s inland shorelines by “lakescaping” is a mindset that’s taking root — especially when time-saving naturalization doesn’t mean giving up a beach, and preservation can still be pretty through deep-rooted native plants and bio-engineering. Need help? Here’s where and how to get started. FULL TEXT
39 Rolling Stones, Rock of Ages
Drawing from boulders he found throughout Northern Michigan and Frank Lloyd Wright’s credo of organic home design, Earl Young spent more than 50 years crafting fantastical structures that look custom-made for hobbits. One of the largest and most iconic marks a legacy of memories.