Great Lakes Provide Peace and Excitement

No better peace is found than that of waves gently rolling to shore or lapping against a boat hull, but the Great Lakes also provide excitement and high adventure unlike any ocean, for its unique characteristics known best to world mariners.
Spring revival

Basking in Revival of Spring

Whether your “spare” time is spent in boatyards or cottage opens or spent on the enjoyment of one’s face to the increasing warmth of the sun, Michigan BLUE assists the visualization and the plans.
Waterfront cottage

Cottage and Waterfront Living at Its Best

Some of us live a lifetime in Michigan and never see a loon; we may have heard their calls on some late winter day, noting their return to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula or most northern parts of the Lower Peninsula, but it is an elusive find.
Skier Aaron Peterson

The beauty of its vistas

A boisterous season of unending “to-do” lists and holiday frivolity is given comparative respite, as winter cloaks the Michigan landscape. Concluding the introduction of...
Michigan Blue Bridge

The Season of Awe

No season of this four-season state seems more fleeting than fall. The brilliant confetti of Michigan’s six million acres of state and national forest and the unique vantage points offered by the Great Lakes — also morphing into a kaleidoscope of new color — are reasons to pause.
Traveling to Many Adventures

Island Thrills, River Skills and Bootlegger Coves Inspire — Traveling to Many Adventures

The Travel and Adventure issue is dedicated to giving readers guidance from the armchair to a participatory experience, rich in every season.
Starry night stock photo

National Parks, Tall Ships and Hemingway — a Walk Amid Michigan Legends

This Michigan BLUE summer issue offers a wide-ranging assortment of those things unique to the state and invites readers to participate in 60 unique summer-day activities.
Big Sable Point Lighthouse

Spring Is Sensed Even Before Apple Trees Blossom, Marking 10 Years of Michigan BLUE

This issue marks a decade of photographic and writing excellence in a mission to capture the water wonderland of Michigan’s two peninsulas and the world’s largest bodies of freshwater.

Savor Winter’s Last ‘Grasp’ and Anticipate a Return to the Lake

’Tis the season of new plans for cottage renovations, labors of love like landscaping and anticipation of seeing seasonal neighbors in lake communities.
dog sled

Celebrate a season of breathtaking scenery and sport

There are places where residents remain indoors, taking warm refuge from the winter cold, but Michigan is not one of them. Leaving the home hearth offers the reward of memorable new vistas; even the same old place is changed by winter’s unique landscape.