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A Weekend in Holland

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

Past Meets Present at Port of Ludington Maritime Museum

Located in a former Coast Guard Station overlooking Lake Michigan, Port of Ludington Maritime Museum stands as a gateway to the past.

Victorian Elegance Meets Modern Comfort at Ludington House Bed & Breakfast

Bob Alderink hummed as he whipped up a homemade sweet onion and herb quiche at his historic Ludington bed and breakfast.

The Art of Forest Bathing

As I near the halfway point of my hike on the Lost Lake and Island Loop Trail in Ludington State Park, my pace starts...
Sunrise From Sky - The Pidge Inn, Muskegon

The Pidge Inn Celebrates Muskegon’s History

Pigeon Hill is a former Muskegon sand dune where, in the 19th century, up to 5 million passenger pigeons nested.

Stafford’s Hospitality echoes Lake Michigan vacationing history

Stafford Smith was only 22 years old when he bought his first property in Northern Michigan. Bay View Inn, located in Petoskey, was built in 1886 as a summer hotel under the name Woodland Avenue House.

Ghosts in the lights

British immigrant William “Bill” Robinson III served 44 years as keeper of White River Light Station in Fruitland Township until his 1919 death. Over a century later, some believe Robinson and wife Sarah, who died years earlier of a stroke in her 50s, still reside there.
Colorful sunset at the beach

Fall in Love With Leelanau

Leelanau Peninsula, located just northwest of Traverse City, is home to Suttons Bay and Lake Leelanau — just a couple of charming towns you can visit.
Lark's BBQ - Pike Life

Lark’s Bar-B-Que

Barbecue is all about authenticity, time-honored traditions and bringing people together.

Red Arrow Highway

In the 1950s, a proposal led the way in naming a piece of the West Michigan Pike to honor World War II soldiers — the Red Arrow Division and 32nd Infantry.