Until Next Time

Flurries of beach-goers arrive year-round in Grand Haven to witness the beautiful and glowing sunsets from Grand Haven State Park. My memories of visiting this lakeshore town bring to mind a catchy caption I created that wrapped around what I called The Four Fs: Family, Fricano’s, Fortino’s, and Fun.

Ladies of the Lakes

The Wooden Runabout Co. performs magic on classic and antique boats

Going with the Flow

Winter rafting immerses paddlers in nature’s frosty splendor

U.P. Retreat

The Keweenaw Mountain Lodge, with its 1930s-era log cabins, dining room, and golf course, sits at the tip of the Keweenaw Peninsula near scenic Copper Harbor — the northernmost community in the state.

Very Vintage

A Portage Lake cottage kitchen and bath, designed by Tiffany Birch, feature a snappy mix of old-school touches and practicalities galore

Soup’s On

What you need is a bowl of delicious hot soup, like that made by food guru, cookbook author, and one of Michigan’s top cooks, Gina Ferwerda.

Lake Country Sipping

Sampling new varieties of wine is a refreshing way to enjoy a delightful Up North afternoon, especially when you’re surrounded by acres of vineyards and the backdrop of a scenic 113-acre nature preserve.

Field Guide – Winter 2021

New hotels and hiking paths, winery-visit incentives, and more.

Healthier Choices

Despite the chilliness of an evening slipping between changing seasons, a couple dozen people gathered in late fall around carefully spaced wooden tables on the grounds of a 6-acre farm near Traverse City.

Great Escape

A cottage getaway offers a pleasant respite





Treasure Chest