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Michigan Beach in the Summer - photography courtesy Birch Lodge

Planning for a Marvelous Summer at the Cottage

Late winter is that time of year when waterfront property owners and others begin planning for the upcoming warm seasons.
A bridge during sunrise over an ice covered lake.

To Freeze or Not to Freeze, That Is the Question

Winter is fast approaching, and it is difficult to know what to expect. Will this be the year to buy an all-wheel drive vehicle, a pair of pac boots and a snow blower? Or, a year where there is no need to mothball that favorite sports car for a season due to deep snow conditions?
Autumn Traverse City Michigan

Fall Signals Change

Autumn is the season of tidings. We know in our bones that winter is coming. Summer has passed and the days have grown cooler. Migrant birds are leaving for southern climes, and darkness comes earlier and earlier each week.
Indian Drum rock formation

Michigan Offers So Many Adventures

Our 384-mile wide northern peninsula, with its national forests, designated wilderness areas, lakes, rivers and rugged topography, has become a trendy playground for outdoor enthusiasts.
A Love of Wood Boats header

A Love of Wood Boats

Those early summer weekends were a lot of work, hours each day spent sanding and scraping, caulking and painting, followed by anticipation as we hung the boat in a sling in the haul-out well, hoping the wood swelled tight, stopping leaks.
Commoon Yellowthroat

A Season of Renewal

Letter from the Editor, Spring 2019

Cottage Life is Sublime

Cottage living brings out the best in life.
Biking in winter

Celebrate Winter Your Way

Whether cozy by the fireplace or on the slopes, winter is celebrated in many ways.

Colorful Imagery Defines Fall

A journey when colors, hiking trails and festivities beckon us to be outdoors.
Schooner John J Audubon

The Finer Points of Michigan

The last of summer’s stinging rays will soon give way to fall color vigils, and Michigan BLUE is celebrating the unique adventures offered by land and sea in this ’tween season filled with fairs, festivals and road-trip adventures.




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