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10 Wavelengths
Late summer adventures abound whether on land or water.
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12 Letters and Contributors FULL TEXT

columns
32 Undercurrents
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore could become a national park.
How important is that?

36 Vintage Views
The essence of a community is often found it its slogans.

69 Michigan's top 5
Big views when traveling by car. Here are five not to miss.

88 Reflections
Old two-track roads lead us to places where our spirit
of adventure bursts forth.

departments
16 Waterways
A sculpture hike, surf festival, island dinner cruise, performance
center, cottage management and travel-inspired décor.

28 State of Mine
A summer cottage visit proves unexpectedly intimate for a young
man who likes to fish at night.

30 At the helm
Enjoy tall ship cruises on traditional vessels that regularly sail out
of three ports on lakes Huron and Michigan.
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34 The Sporting life
In the bustle of summer vacation, an important mess-age gets lost,
but two butter-flies serve as a reminder.

61 Excursions
Detroit Jazz Festival, Maritime Museum Boat Walk, Cadillac
Beer Festival, North Country Trail Day, Water Warriors for
Special Olympics

80 DINING DESTINATION
Table 14, with its southern cuisine and cocktails, is
elevating Ludington’s dining scene.

84 TASTING ROOM
AJ. Petter Galleries added a boutique wine and cheese gallery
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38 Tin can tourists
They share a love for retro-style travel trailers, period-appropriate
cars and gathering at campgrounds across the country,
even dressing the part.

44 Underwater adventures
Michigan is a world-class shipwreck diving and snorkeling
destination with 13 dedicated underwater preserves.

49 Small town afternoons
Laid-back and often quaint with surprises, small communities
have their special charms. Here are a few to consider.
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