in every issue
10 Wavelengths
Whether cozy by the fireplace or on the slopes, winter is
celebrated in many ways.
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12 Letters and Contributors FULL TEXT

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28 Vintage Views
Downhill skiing in the Porcupine Mountains was
a new idea in the 1940s.

32 Undercurrents
Known for its field efforts to improve northern waters,
Huron Pines now engages area communities.

72 Michigan's top 5
Tubing runs are a family-friendly blast. Here are five not to miss.

88 Reflections
Ode to a found lake never re-discovered.

departments
14 Waterways
Decorate for cozy, serene winter spas, thrilling luge runs,
top Michigan wines in 2018, winter camp in a yurt and
a Victorian winter parade.
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24 State of Mine
Harsh Upper Peninsula winters promote human heartiness.

26 The Sporting life
Custom knife maker Bob Braendle makes fine knives
for chefs, as well as those who go afield.

30 At the helm
Detroit’s Dossin Great Lakes Museum fulfills the
winter itch for maritime history.

 

 

65 Excursions
Noel Night, a pioneer Christmas, the Tower of History tour
in the Soo, Orchid Society Awards, Chilly Fest.

84 DINING DESTINATION
Fine dining on tap at the historic Walloon Lake Inn.

86 TASTING ROOM
Suttons Bay Ciders is a unique and popular destination
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34 Winter’s beauty
The sublime, subtle beauty of monochromatic winter landscapes
does not escape the eyes of nature photographers.

40 The Cheese Lady Sisterhood
How one woman’s love of cheese created an iconic shop
that inspired other women to follow

44 Snow coaster
Resorts, communities and volunteers are building
winter cycling trails to capitalize on the growing
winter fat-tire cycling buzz
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