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Petoskey Provisions

For a small family business to thrive for three generations is a significant accomplishment. Each generation that chooses to take up the mantle and...
Michigan logging

Lumbering Michigan

The enticement that pulled 19th-century settlers to the western coast of Michigan revolved around land, fortune, and lumber — a lot of lumber. Although...

Tracing Its Beginnings

The Lake Michigan Circle Tour loops the waterfront of this massive natural treasure on a 1,110-mile adventure through four states

Return of a Native

How a coalition’s efforts may help the Arctic grayling make a comeback in Michigan rivers

Reinvigorated elegance: The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant, Petoskey

When wife and husband Patty Rasmussen and Mo Rave stayed at The Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant in Petoskey nearly two decades ago, their vacation inspired a 17-year ownership of one of Michigan’s most historic hotels.

Winter in The Mitten

Ski, swim, snowshoe and explore the Petoskey area’s premier resorts

Wine and Wander: Mt. Tabor Trails Pairs Great Outdoors with Sip-worthy Libations

For Mother’s Day this year, I decided to gift my mom an experience. After more than a year of lockdowns and limited trips outside of our homes, I hoped an excursion would be more meaningful than the standard candle or gift card.

Taste your way through Fennville

Farm-to-table isn’t just a trend in Fennville; it’s a way of life.

Barothy Lodge: A Historic West Michigan Wilderness Retreat

Relax at a living time capsule and recreation paradise along the Pere Marquette River

A Weekend in Holland

Pack a bag and discover the small-town charm of this lakefront city