This September has truly become an extension of summer. I am thankful that the boys haven’t had any homework, so the moment they are out of school we’ve been able to do all the million things a person can do under the sun in Northern Michigan. Colebrook and Hawthorn caught the biggest fish they’ve ever […]
Above is a favorite angle of the Crystal River at the Dunns Farm Rd culvert.
Here is a second view of the Dunns Farm culvert looking straight up the Crystal River. If you have never paddled the Crystal in the winter, this mild winter would be a great year to do it.
Can you see the duck […]
I had resigned myself to be done – that after 15 years of jumping in Lake Michigan every month of the year, that my run of invigorating dives were over. And so, I began telling people that this October would be the first month in 188 that I did not jump in. I felt a […]
What should citizens do on Leaf Day? Dress up? Give gifts? Hide Baskets? Make a big dinner? Those are all too much work. How about do nothing. How about a purposeless day? A day to just reflect on the beauty of nature?
Leaf Day was created by Cherry Republic to celebrate the amazing colors of […]
An update on the progress
from some of our staff
Mary working the cash register in the Glen Arbor store
I only work for a few hours each weekend, but people kept telling me how much they appreciated reading Bobby’s Blog. They really felt connected to the storm through his writing. Customers also wanted to know how […]
Here are three of the most poignant sky photos we have come across.
They are beautiful images that bring you back to the time of Greek Gods and Moses.
People say beauty before beast.
And the beast landed hard and fast.
Being first in line as the storm came across Lake Michigan, the Sleeping Bear […]
A lot has happened locally over the past few months. If you’re returning for summer, here’s a sampling of what you’ll notice.
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow.
The Sleeping Bear Heritage Trail continues to grow. The three-mile trail from Glen Arbor to Port Oneida is under construction, with a planned completion date of […]
Ice formations on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Sleeping Bear Bay
After a long, cold winter, spring is coming to northern Michigan! While there is still a chill in the air and doubtlessly more snow before summer, the sun is noticeably warmer and the piles of snow and ice are melting.
If you picture spring in […]
For the second year in a row, frigid temperatures over Lake Michigan have left it nearly 60% frozen. Those cold temperatures coupled with the strong winds we’ve had over the past month are the perfect ingredients for the formation of ice caves. There were ice caves on Lake Michigan last year, but none had formed so far this year. Until […]
The Manitou Passage off Sleeping Bear Point in early May still had considerable amounts of ice.
Northern Michigan has some of the most beautiful beaches and lakes in the world. Good Morning America declared it the most beautiful place in America and every year thousands of vacationers revel in its splendor.
But that splendor hides some […]