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Surfing Lake Michigan...decisions, decisions...

Being the art director for Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine certainly has it's perks. I get to be creative every day. No work is ever the same. I collaborate with creative writers and designers every day. I get to wear shorts to work (one might think…


Added by Bob Wilcox on October 23, 2012 at 11:30am — No Comments

sunset picnic spot in northport, michigan: peterson park

One of my favorite spots to picnic is Peterson Park, north of Northport on the west side of the Leelanau Peninsula. Because it is so far from the thoroughfares and population centers, way out on the end of the peninsula, it's more of a local haunt. And as the sun drops into Lake Michigan, a small knowledgeable parade…


Added by Rachel North on July 10, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

pet friendly, sand-free northern michigan swimming spot--schneider park on lake leelanau

When we first moved Up North, we took advantage of Subway's "Two-fer Tuesday" promotion for our weekly picnics. We'd buy 2 12-inch submarine sandwiches for a picnic dinner every Tuesday. We'd choose a different park each time, using the …


Added by Rachel North on July 9, 2012 at 12:00am — No Comments

Earth Day's Surprise in Northern Michigan

Our part of Earth Day today was to clean North Beach in Leland. Gorgeous day. Lots of sunshine and blue water. Very little breeze. And very little trash. The happy story about Earth Day for us was that there were bottle caps and lots of scraps of paper, a one gallon hefty bag, two or three bottles and one tarp out in the rocks. But otherwise, not much.

Neal and I were telling the kids about the first Earth Day outing we each had in middle school and discovered that what we both…


Added by Deb Fellows on April 22, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

Northern Wine Loop Wine Release Weekend

Have you heard about the Northern Wine Loop yet? We are a group of 10 wineries all located north of Suttons Bay's M-204 in Leelanau County. To kick off our brand new wine loop, we are holding a Wine Release Weekend!

Join us on Saturday, April 14th. You're invited to participate in judging at our first ever People's Choice Awards…


Added by Silver Leaf Vineyard & Winery on April 8, 2012 at 11:08am — No Comments

So many blessings in life to celebrate

We consider living in Michigan one of our many blessings, yes Michigan!


Despite the bad rap, it’s is a beautiful place filled with pristine lakes, beaches, dunes to climb and great trials just waiting hiked. We frequent the…


Added by Mark and Susan Emerick on April 2, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Incredible Ice Photograph by Mark Lindsay

Mark Lindsay posted this photograph and comments on Facebook this week. They were so beautiful and awe inspiring that we had to share them here.


Ice Mound on Lake Michigan by Mark Lindsay

Ice Mound on Lake Michigan by Mark Lindsay

This is, or now once was, one of the…


Added by Sleeping Bear Dunes Visit Bureau on March 29, 2011 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Bear Creek, A favorite of mine.

One of the best things to do is to find a place that is out of the ordinary and right in your backyard. Fortunately for us we are in a rare area that has many of these gems a few miles away.

First off we took advantage of a little hiking trail down the road from home at the Spirit of the Woods Club. It was a dreary day with the sky unable to make a decision between spitting and downpouring. However we took to the woods anyway. Thank goodness that we did too.…


Added by John Edward Yonkers III on March 7, 2011 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Frozen Holes

I walked across the lake the other day.

Now, before everyone south of Indiana starts bringing me their blind, I need to clarify: the lake was frozen.

I know! Frozen enough to walk on!!! It was the first time I had ever stepped foot on a frozen body of water.

Scary cool. (Actually, "frighteningly cold" is more accurate as it was about 13 degrees.)

My destination: The Junior Clam.

"Blue canvas ice shanty two left of the other two but not the one in the…


Added by Anita Merlot on March 7, 2011 at 6:00am — 2 Comments

dining overlooking Omena Bay with

We'd had one of those tumultuous fall days where I'd seen cyan blue skies and hail within a five minute span. I watched a storm tumble over Omena Bay as our guests gathered for the MyNorth Wine & Dine with a View.

One couple came from the Upper Peninsula. Another Grand Rapids. And they… Continue

Added by Rachel North on October 22, 2010 at 12:00am — No Comments

watch the northern lights over grand traverse bay

Here's an opportunity of a lifetime for me: the sun is sending us a little northern lights entertainment late tonight or tomorrow. There's been an eruption on the sun's surface sending plasma our way. The plasma will take as much as two days to get here and will cause a geomagnetic storm when it arrives, sending red and green curtains of light across the northern sky. Can you hear the glee as I write? I've never seen them. And I'm going to do my best to see them, plus I have a list of… Continue

Added by Rachel North on August 3, 2010 at 5:34pm — No Comments

This Old House-Style Renovations In Traverse City and Harbor Springs

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Guess how long the PBS series This Old House has been on television? Thirty years. Yep, 3-0. Long enough so that the homes remodeled in those first few years the show aired have probably been through at least one remodel since Bob Vila (who left the show in 1989) walked us through their plumbing and electrical. In an era of over-the-top… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Edwards on June 2, 2010 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Thoughts On How Our Lakefront Cabin Helped Us to Heal

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Water heals. I learned this the hard way, but also a precious way. Though I’d summered in Leelanau County since I was born, water frontage didn’t come into my life until I was in my late 30’s. As a child, when my family came North we stayed with my grandparents in Glen Arbor, behind the combination Yarn and Soda Shop that was their retirement business.… Continue

Added by Elizabeth Edwards on May 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Solar anyone?

This is my solar project that I am currently doing out in the Glen Lake area. We are not done yet, we have a couple of more days before it is in full operation. We still have to install the mechanism that makes the tracker move back and forth following the sun. I also have to connect the wires in the panel and then it will be ready to… Continue

Added by Jeffery D. Stratton on January 15, 2010 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Color my World

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Sometimes beauty is hidden.

Imagine the other side of this leaf.

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Or under my boot.

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Sometimes it's the quiet ones that slip by, barely noticed.

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And the loud and flashy get all the attention.

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Bigger, bolder doesn't always work with me.

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Not that I don't appreciate inspiring views...I… Continue

Added by Sherry Sutherby on October 10, 2009 at 10:58pm — No Comments

Glen Lake Boat Rentals!


We Have the Boats and Water

You Have all the Fun!

The two combined Glen Lakes - Big Glen Lake and Little Glen Lake - have over 6,000 acres of surface water which many boaters and fishing enthusiasts enjoy during the summer months in Leelanau County. Big Glen Lake has a depth of up to 130 feet, and Little Glen Lake has a maximum depth of 13 feet. Both lakes are perfect for fishing, whiling… Continue

Added by Jeff Gardner on May 12, 2009 at 8:13am — No Comments

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