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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
Leigh Kakaty

Hometown Heroes

If rock ’n’ roll is dead, West Michigan-born band Pop Evil is proof hard work and perseverance can fuel new life. For vocalist Leigh...
Nate Holley

In My Own Way

Jam-pop. Dance-funk. Alternative-folk. Electroacoustic.Bar-goers and fans say it’s tough to define Nate Holley’s specific genre, and he agrees.“I always struggle mightily with describing my...