The View

Celebrated architect Lou DesRosiers designed his Leland-area home to showcase a splendid panoramic vista
Megan Swoyer

Connected to Nature

Letter from the Editor, Summer 2024
Gilchrist Farm Winery bison gumbo

Home-grown Hospitality

Gilchrist Farm Winery pivots to a full farm-to-table menu and plans to produce its first estate-grown wines this season
morel mushrooms

A Morel Hunter’s Paradise

With two big annual events — the Mushroom Festival and the Jeep Blessing classic — Mesick rates as the place to be in May
Mackinac Island Stone skipping

Beyond Main Street

Ready for some action on Mackinac Island? Summertime options for exploring the getaway include fun times on land and in the water
Miners Falls

Falling for Water

Escaping the workaday world, a photographer and his friend head to Miners Falls
Canfield House B&B

Portage Lake Retreat

Onekama history and welcoming vibes fill the rooms inside the Canfield House B&B
Photos courtesy of Watermark Bar & Grille

Nautical Themes and Water Views

Watermark Bar & Grille sets seafood standards for dining along Lake St. Clair

For Fun, Rent a Pontoon

A 40-plus-mile voyage takes boaters through Michigan’s longest connected chain of lakes, which stretches nearly across the state’s northern tip
O’Grady Development’s Kyle, Vicki, Kevin, and Kevin O’Grady

Family Ties

Michigan BLUE magazine enjoyed an insightful chat with Kyle O’Grady, a 28-year-old partner at O’Grady Development in Traverse City.



Making Memories

Keeping it Fresh

Hearty Party!

Megan Swoyer

Connected to Nature

Letter from the Editor, Summer 2024
Megan Swoyer

Summer Seconds

As late winter turned into spring, I began to see robins and heard more songbirds outside my window.

Falling for Water

Pan the Sky

Loon Love