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Sky, Sand & Surf

An orange beauty enjoys its perch atop a pretty hydrangea bloom.

Monarch Mission

Northern Michigan communities collaborate on strategies to attract more than just tourists to their rural surroundings
Bay Harbor Village’s balloon festival

Autumn Air

Little Traverse Bay comes alive with color during the annual Balloons Over Bay Harbor celebration

Riding the Waves

Splashy fun at the Great Lakes Surf Festival, and Michigan's classic boat show lineup

Welcome Aboard

Michigan’s antique and classic boat shows provide an up-close look at historic floating treasures

The View!

Stroll on Boyne’s new 1,200-foot-long SkyBridge Michigan and you’ll see colorful vistas of the spectacular valley below.

Welcome Aboard, Fido

Tips on how to ensure your pets are safe and sound while out on the water.

Clinics, Courses, and More

Michigan Ice Fest draws world-famous climbers and enthusiasts to scale Lake Superior’s frozen cliffs and waterfalls

That Old Floating Porch

Pontoon boats, once considered a novelty item, now shine as a favorite of older and younger generations alike

Starstruck Year-Round

Michigan’s newest international dark sky park joins a cluster of fabulous celestial observation sites around the state

Protecting Our Lakes

Alliance for the Great Lakes preserves our most precious resource




Serenity Awaits