Michigan Coast

Buzzing with Rhythm: An Interview with Artist Morgan Fisher

Morgan Fisher likes to move – surfing, kiteboarding, horseback riding, swimming with dolphins, trekking through “mountains, jungles, volcanoes, desert.” A Northern Michigan native, she has lived in six other states, including Hawaii, and traveled the world. All of that movement is apparent in her…

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Beer Cuisine

Some of the region's best food can be found with your pint! By Kim Schneider | Foodie If your server suggests a “dark and nutty porter with a nice malt balance” with your supersized stack of pancakes, or maybe a blonde ale with Simcoe hops with your scrambled eggs and bacon, you just may be ready to…

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The 3 Best Wine Events To Experience This Spring/Summer

Leelanau Peninsula is host to many events year round. But wine events are in a league of their own. Maybe it’s the special theme or the buzz of the crowds. Or perhaps it’s the addition of food and/or music...the two things wine was practically invented to be paired with. If you’re looking for an…

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Go On A Mushroom Treasure Hunt

Looking for a laundry list of worthless tips about where and how to find morels in Leelanau County? Read no further. What a newbie really needs is some on-the-ground training—someone to actually show you what you’re looking for and how to recognize the perfect conditions for finding it. By Bob Butz…

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Searching for Spring - At Three Special Spots

Some call it “sprinter” — the tumultuous transition from winter to spring, when Mother Nature can’t seem to make up her mind. Gorgeous weather one day, a dusting of snow the next. I’m loving the touch-and-go “sprinting,” though, because after a long winter up north, I feel obliged to savor every…

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Boost Your Happiness: Start Planning for Restaurant Week Now!

There's a research study famous now in the travel industry that came to an interesting conclusion: Much of the happiness boost given by travel comes in the anticipation. First discussed in the journal, “Applied Research in Quality of Life,” found that planning a trip can, in some cases, even make…

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A Sunny Day of X-C Skiing at Palmer Woods

I’ll be candid. This was to be my first time ever cross-country skiing. But I knew exactly where I wanted to go, because it’s where all the cool kids (i.e. my friends, of course) go for X-C skiing (which is what the cool kids call it). Palmer Woods. By Paul Baumbusch | Trail Genius I awakened with a…

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Wine Myths I'm Embarrassed to Admit I Once Believed!

1. The floral and fruity “notes” are added ingredients. I’m just going to straight up admit it.: GUILTY. As I quickly learned in my trips around the trail, unless, the wine happens to be a fun exception – like 45 North’s Peach Fizz – for the most part, all of these unique notes, aromas, and…

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Winter Birdwatching

Wintertime in Michigan can present certain challenges, but it also brings a powerful beauty to the landscape of the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore; rolling ice features transform each stretch of shoreline into frontiers of alien planets; glistening snow lays heavy on boughs of white pines…

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