Kath Usitalo


Ready to Rock on the Great Lakes Coastline

The state’s 3,200 miles of Great Lakes coastline yield a bounty of treasures besides agates, notably Petoskey stones.   About 350 million years ago, when what is now Michigan was covered by sea water, the coral hexagonaria percarinata formed reefs that, eons later, were broken up by glaciers that moved across the land.

48 Hours on Mackinac Island

Today, with its pastel-colored hotels, shops, grand “cottages” and historic and scenic sites, Mackinac Island is still a gathering place, a special destination year-round, but especially from May through October.