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Winter Fun at the Lakeshore

When snow conditions are right, Sleeping Bear Dune Climb sledders can really fly
ORV enthusiasts enjoy a Lake Michigan sunset at Silver Lake Dunes State Park.

Great Lake Backdrop

Fall sand dune rides along Michigan’s west coast provide an energizing way to say goodbye to summer
They Call Me Eagle Eyes: A Picture Book for All Ages

Focus on a Children’s Book

Channeling a couple of eagles, a Ludington photography gallery publishes its first tome for kids

Sesquicentennial City

Ludington celebrates a milestone birthday by honoring its lumbering heritage and inviting visitors to enjoy its lakefront charms

Pedal Power

Young entrepreneur introduces railbiking action as an energizing Up North travel option

Cycle & Sip Outings

It’s easy to see the northern Michigan sights and sample the region’s wines while on a Leelenau Trail bike tour

Avoiding the Crowds

Nature-focused tour company helps visitors explore the quieter sides of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore.

An Adventurous Spirit

The story of the M22 brand centers around more than just apparel; it’s based on friendship and a northern Michigan lifestyle.


When the lakes freeze, hard-water sailors hop on their sleek ice boats and glide across the frozen expanse, reaching speeds up to 60 mph

Blending Flavors

Yummy specialty pizzas and wine tastings add spice to a foodie’s west Michigan travels