Michigan Coast

Hike the Newest Sleeping Bear Trail

After seven years of planning, work recently wrapped up on the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore’s newest hiking and ski path. Be one of the first to check out the three-mile Kettles Trail. Here’s the scoop on the trail’s “glacial” significance and directions on how to find and explore this…

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Your Manitou Island Connection

If your idea of bliss is staring at a campfire instead of a television, hiking in big woods with spotty mobile phone coverage, or kayaking along miles of desolate Lake Michigan shoreline, then the Manitou Islands will feel like paradise. Ferrying people to and from the islands for the day or an…

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10 Spring Wildflowers You Should Know

It’s the Trail Genius’s favorite time of year — the psychedelic time when the prettiest of wildflowers, the spring ones, are carpeting the forest floor. \ Mini-hikes that used to take thirty minutes now take an hour plus, because you’re having to stop every five seconds to admire some jewel popping…

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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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