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Fall ride on southern Michigan Railroad

Fall Color By Rail

Generations ago, train travel was a primary means of transportation around Michigan. Yet, many children today have never experienced the adventure of riding the rails with the clacking of the wheels on the tracks, the faint smell of the locomotive’s exhaust and the feel of wind in their hair while aboard the open gondola car.
Harvesting Cranberries

Wild Cranberry: A Food of the Ages

Commercial cultivation of cranberries is on the rise, and wild food enthusiasts are heading out into bog land in search of its wild counterpart. Thousands of years ago, glaciers scraped across the land, carving deep crevices that filled with water and glacial debris. Those crevices became the bogs we know today, which is where you will find the wild cranberry. 
The Jampot Bakery

Gifts From the Monks

On any busy summer day, visitors fill the tiny Jampot shop in Eagle Harbor waiting patiently to purchase wild berry jams, hearty fruitcakes, savory baked goods and confections handmade by the monks of the Holy Transfiguration Skete, Society of Saint John.
Free standing cement tub

Bathing Beauty

One way to maximize a waterfront property is with a deluxe bathtub that faces a lake, a river or any other soothing scenery. Whether you’re planning a renovation or a new build, this striking feature offers a modern take on an old classic that’s back in the game for good reason.
A New Arcardia Trail

Pathways For All

Land conservancy building accessible trails in northwest Michigan. In 2017, the Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy opened its first universally accessible trail, and for the first time in 43 years, de Bruin was back in her old stomping ground, propelling herself along the 0.6-mile Overlook Trail near Mount Baldy and toward the second of two scenic overlooks where she could scan the dunes and feel the lake breeze.
Whiting Forest

A Walk in the Trees

For more than 15 years, the Whiting Forest in Midland served as a modest park where locals could hike casually through native woodlands, beneath...
Boyne Highland

Spread Your Wings

Aerial adventures await at a number of Michigan zip lines.
Twin Gables Hotel & Restaurant

Capone (May Have) Caroused Here

There are as many tall tales and legends tied to American gangster Al Capone as there are presumed bodies ordered by his deadly hits.
Mission Point Resort

Mission Accomplished

When Mackinac Island’s famed Mission Point Resort opened for the 2019 season, guests noticed the beautiful transformation of 133 rooms and suites in the Straits Lodge.
Dequindre Cut Freight Yard

Walkin’ the River

Vibrant parks, public art, concert venues and the newly unveiled Atwater Beach make Detroit’s RiverWalk one of the city’s most popular green spaces.