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Curious what the weather is like on Isle Royale, Mackinac Island or your favorite Lake Michigan beach?

A Special Place

With its vernal pools and hushed wet meadows, Tobico Marsh seems like a tantalizingly secret place. But this special Michigan attraction is just four...

Michigan Artist Celebrates Water

Water-loving artist Robyn Ladwig conjures coastal works of rolling blue waves by using resin, ink, paint and beach sand.

Port Sanilac: A Hidden Gem

Just 90 miles from Detroit, Port Sanilac is a small village with a big harbor and bigger heart.

Portage Point Redux

Think Northern Michigan cottage — and then, the quintessential cottage-style inn — and you immediately picture wide, spacious porches outfitted with decorative pillars and breezy swings.

GhostLight Theatre illuminates Southwest Michigan

Founded in 2018 by Paul Mow and Marty Hesse, GhostLight was named after the light left energized on a stage when unoccupied and otherwise dark.

New Inn On the Block

It isn’t often that a new building is constructed on the ever-historic Mackinac Island where Victorian-era cottages, homes and hotels fill the downtown streets and a few locales off the beaten path.

Estate of Elegance

It isn’t often that a place can be regarded as opulent and intimate at the same time, but that is exactly the feeling one gets when visiting the 30,000-square-foot Ford House along the shores of Lake St. Clair in Grosse Pointe Shores.
Doug Stanton, NWS co-founder, chats with authors Elizabeth Letts, Elizabeth Berg and Lynne Olson.

A Lark, but No Joke

The story behind the National Writers Series in northern Michigan would make a great book.
Photography courtesy Pictured Rocks Kayaking

Express Excursions

Paddling beneath the towering sandstone cliffs of the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore got a little easier last summer once the new 64-foot Kayak Express hit the water.




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