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Remnants of cottage built long ago amid a gull colony on a Lake Michigan island.
Note: Gull Island is a no-access, critical area that is off limits to the public year round.
There's an island up near Northport, Michigan, near the tip of…Continue
The renowned arch at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore, which you can walk under this winter, thanks to such frosty weather.
A few years ago, a friend of mine, Steve Largent, allowed us to run a photo like the one above in Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.…Continue
Snow bikes, officially called fat bikes, riding near Lake Superior, just north of Marquette. Image by Aaron Peterson, from Cold Rolled video feature. (Good to know: you don't have to ride this extreme if you don't want…Continue
Just before deer season 2013, a gentleman by the name of Tim Ervin called me to see if I'd like to do another Manistee Day. Manistee Day is the informal name we have given to an occasional—maybe once every few years—rite in which Tim Ervin drives Jeff Smith around Manistee and shows off some of the latest stuff Tim loves about his home county.
Tim Ervin is a connector in the fullest sense of the word. "I'll have to put in you touch with..." is a phrase that comes from his…Continue
Stopping by a newly planted hops field along the Leelanau Trail.
With summer winding down, I strongly recommend doing what you can to soak up summer good times now. That in mind, I did a little research for a perfect daytrip for anybody living in or spending time in Traverse City. It's…Continue