We’re revisiting a blog that Bob wrote a few years ago that lists the top Northern Michigan spring activities, from hiking and biking to shopping, volunteering, mushroom hunting and more.
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 […]
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 […]
A Queen Anne cherry tree outside of Cherry Republic.
Within 25 miles of Cherry Republic’s headquarters in Glen Arbor is the greatest cherry growing region in the world with nearly 2 million cherry trees resting on our beautiful hillsides overlooking Lake Michigan. How do all those cherries get grown and harvested and then made into […]
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 wild winter this year has brought frigid temperatures, mountains of snow, and large waves to the Republic. We can now add ice caves to that list!
The spectacular formations on Lake Michigan have been caused by the way the lake has frozen this year: a mixture of sudden freezing caused by historic low temperatures, a […]