Four incomparable seasons aside, our state boasts the largest bodies of freshwater and freshness for living on the globe. Michigan’s greatest natural resource is ever evolving, ever inspiring, ever expanding our yearning to step up to the edge of yet another shore, to embark on yet another adventure, to connect with others who share our passion.



ADVENTURE There’s much to discover and explore in Michigan: 36,000 miles of rivers and streams; 3,000 miles of freshwater coast; over 10,000 inland lakes; millions of acres of state and national forests. Every issue of BLUE is an adventure.
HOME Michigan’s natural surroundings inspire more than visual appreciation. Waterfront homeowners revel in creating distinctive outdoor spaces. BLUE’s home features and stories showcase and celebrate a distinctive lifestyle Michigan affords us.
NOSTALGIA Michigan is a state steeped in nostalgia. Second to water, it may be our greatest asset, but intrinsically coupled with its presence: timber, furniture, automotive, marine, recreation, education, agriculture. Threads of Michigan’s rich history are woven into every issue of BLUE.


AT THE HELM: Boating trends, traditions and products.
EXCURSIONS: Regional and seasonal events, festivals, activities and venues.
STATE OF MINE: Literary excerpts and creative non-fiction essays selected from prominent and emerging Michigan writers.
SPORTING LIFE: Guided adventures, seasonal narratives, outdoor passions.
TASTING ROOM/DINING DESTINATION: Wine growing regions, craft brews, culinary travel, recipes.
WATERWAYS: Collection of short, seasonal stories reflecting the reader’s distinctive lake lifestyle.


MICHIGAN TOP: Travel writer Kim Schneider shares Michigan’s top attractions.
REFLECTIONS: Author Jerry Dennis and renowned illustrator Glenn Wolff share discoveries and moments from their Michigan journeys.
VINTAGE VIEWS: Notable Michigan book authors and BLUE columnists M. Christine Byron and Thomas R. Wilson share nostalgic slices of the Great Lake State’s tourism history.
UNDERCURRENTS: Managing editor and award-winning outdoor writer Howard Meyerson explores environmental issues and lends insight to protecting Michigan’s greatest natural asset. Please look for Michigan BLUE at newsstands throughout Michigan, Northern Indiana, the Chicago metro area, southern Wisconsin, and Northern Ohio. If you know of an outlet that you think should be carrying BLUE, please let us know.

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