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Sky, Sand & Surf

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

Design Exclusivity

Northern Michigan custom builder crafts one-of-a-kind wooden boats that are works of art
With several bodies of water, the Benzie County area is an angler’s paradise.

Outdoor Adventures

Visitors to Frankfort and its Benzie County neighbors quickly get hooked on the area’s amazing crystal water appeal

A Personal Remembrance

The Mason Tract provides wilderness solitude and fantastic fly fishing along the fabled Au Sable’s riverbanks

Natural Beauty

Michigan’s massive sand dunes offer some of the Midwest’s most adventurous and outstanding hiking experiences.Many of these hikes lead to sweeping Great Lakes vistas...

True Grit

Marathon canoeist and dogsled musher Lynne Witte goes the distance — over and over again

Navigating Choppy Waters

As the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak sent a wave of Michiganders to their second homes for remote work with picturesque waterfront views, many digital nomads discovered the expected tranquility had been displaced with discord over trespassing and access to waterways.

Saving a Lifeboat

In the movie based on real events, The Finest Hours, 32 men rescued from the stricken tanker S.S. Pendleton sit crowded on a small boat while the sea continues to rage around them.

Shoreline Preservation

Elk Lake property owners strive to maintain a healthy aquatic ecosystem