Great Farm Market Drives

Today, farm markets still have a magnetic draw, and so annual girls’ weekends have since detoured toward corn mazes with slices of fresh pie, and every fall color tour seems to have a market at its center.

Boating in the COVID-19 Era

Walking through the Grand Rapids Boat Show last February, I saw no sign of the looming threat of COVID-19 or how it would affect boaters and the marine industry.

Hoping for the Best

Biologists are watching Isle Royale wolves closely and anticipate reproduction

A Barrel of Fun Becomes a Pickle of a Problem

The Pickle Barrel house was novel, to be sure; and it drew gawkers, but far too many.

Michigan’s Forest Legacy

Lumberman’s Monument a tribute to state’s logging history and role providing wood to build the Midwest

Blast From the Past

Whether you live on the water or are surrounded by land, unique pieces create a welcoming environment, especially those that offer a trip down memory lane.

Wine Inns: A Perfect Fall Getaway

These wine inns provide a delicious opportunity to relax for a weekend, enjoy fall colors and sip your favorite reds and whites.

A Ticket to Ride

Cruising the crystal blue waters of Little Traverse Bay has long been limited to those who have access to a boat. But, thanks to the community vision and historical reflection of the Little Traverse Bay Ferry Company, a new water taxi is bringing service back to the region.

A Fall to Remember

Fall is a special time full of changes. At its best it is glorious, a grand mosaic of color full of sunshine with cooler temperatures that invigorate.

Taming the Dragon

Hardy Pond adventure trail breaks ground offering cyclists, others a place to play

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Boating in the COVID-19 Era

Walking through the Grand Rapids Boat Show last February, I saw no sign of the looming threat of COVID-19 or how it would affect boaters and the marine industry.

Hoping for the Best

Biologists are watching Isle Royale wolves closely and anticipate reproduction

A Barrel of Fun Becomes a Pickle of a Problem

The Pickle Barrel house was novel, to be sure; and it drew gawkers, but far too many.

Michigan’s Forest Legacy

Lumberman’s Monument a tribute to state’s logging history and role providing wood to build the Midwest

Improving Sailing Safety

The tragic death last summer of a Chicago-to-Mackinac sailor from the Transpac 52 Imedi led to a re-examination of life-saving techniques and equipment for sailors.

Paddling at a Dragon’s Pace

At modern-day dragon boat festivals, it’s common to paddle casually out on the water and scatter flowers on the surface to honor those whose...

Au Sable River Dream

Josh Greenberg, author and owner of Gates Au Sable Lodge, one of Michigan’s iconic trout fishing outfitters.

New Life for Old Boats

Rent an electric-powered retro runabout and cruise the waters around Saugatuck.

Michigan Grown

There’s a good chance the hops in one of the Michigan craft beers you’re sipping this autumn came from a bucolic farm on the Leelanau Peninsula in the northwest corner of the mitten.

Haunted Haute Cuisine

Dozens of Michigan restaurants acknowledge being “haunted,” but only a handful celebrate their spirited side by hosting dinners, tours and events that highlight their ghostly activities.

All in the Family

In many ways, Good Harbor Vineyards and Aurora Cellars are like sisters in a close-knit family but with different outlooks on life or, in this case, wine.

Say Cheese

You can still buy bricks of creamy orange-gold Pinconning at the official Cheese Capitol of Michigan — and from the recipe that founder Dan Horn brought from neighboring Wisconsin.

This Century Modern

Completed in 2018, this unique property was a detail-oriented undertaking driven by the homeowners, Andy and Christina, that includes a separation between its public and private spaces.

Antiques Afloat

Rogers is among hundreds of antique boat enthusiasts who will display their vessels at antique and classic boat shows across Michigan this summer.

Protecting Rivers

Summer paddling can be a serene experience, an opportunity to commune with nature or an exciting challenge negotiating rapids or fast-moving currents on twisty streams.

Michigan State Parks as You like Them

I’d still count card games, bike rides and falling stars among my favorites, but today, I’d add hunting for Petoskey stones and agates, watching (and photographing) sunsets and sunrises, and most anything you find at Michigan parks, which celebrate their 100th anniversary this year.