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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.

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Looking Back at Michigan’s Amusement Parks

From early amusement parks such as the Chutes Park in Chicago (1884) and Coney Island in New York (1885), came the craze that sprouted almost 2,000 small amusement parks around the country by 1920.

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.

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...

Made in the Shade

Modern pergolas and other overhead structures can turn a patio, deck or swimming pool into an open-air protected zone, creating a special outdoor destination like an al fresco dining area for entertaining.

The Beer We Drink

Craft beer, of course, is still beer, and it’s made with the same ingredients that went into Stroh’s, but this new generation of Michigan’s brewers sees those ingredients as only a starting point

Say ‘Cheers’ to Summer

Summers are short but sweet in Michigan. Most people live for lazy lake days, sipping cool drinks at the beach, pool and favorite tiki bar.

Come Sail Away

Take a step back to sailing’s yesteryear when the 2019 Tall Ship Celebration makes its only Michigan stop in Bay City from July 18-21.

A Love of Wood Boats

Those early summer weekends were a lot of work, hours each day spent sanding and scraping, caulking and painting, followed by anticipation as we hung the boat in a sling in the haul-out well, hoping the wood swelled tight, stopping leaks.

Looking Back at Michigan’s Amusement Parks

From early amusement parks such as the Chutes Park in Chicago (1884) and Coney Island in New York (1885), came the craze that sprouted almost 2,000 small amusement parks around the country by 1920.

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.

Making Trail

When we were about 10 and 8 years old, my brother and I built a trail through the woods.

On the Cutting Edge

Focused on its mission, 2 Lads Winery seeks a new wine-tasting experience for patrons.

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.

Say ‘Cheers’ to Summer

Summers are short but sweet in Michigan. Most people live for lazy lake days, sipping cool drinks at the beach, pool and favorite tiki bar.

Pony Up

With views of the Straits of Mackinac, a lively patio and covered upper deck, plus an iconic bar with a backdrop of dancing pink ponies, it’s hard to choose where to sit in Mackinac Island’s Pink Pony.

Dream Boat

Last summer, amid the cheers of friends and well-wishers, Capt. Hugh Covert and his wife Julie launched their new boat into the fresh waters of northern Lake Huron just off the eastern tip of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

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.

Say ‘Cheers’ to Summer

Summers are short but sweet in Michigan. Most people live for lazy lake days, sipping cool drinks at the beach, pool and favorite tiki bar.

Summer Fun

There’s no hurrying a drive along southwest Michigan’s Red Arrow and Blue Star Memorial highways — and that’s precisely the reason to go.