Spring/Summer 2018


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.

An Uncommon Cure For Nature-Deficit Disorder

From his base near Beulah in northwest Lower Michigan, Michael Gray has made a living by leading kayak tours to exotic destinations. But in summer, it’s Michigan where Gray points his paddle, on the Betsie River to wineries along Grand Traverse Bay, and to Lake Superior’s Isle Royale National Park.

Six Famous Shipwrecks to Explore

Stony shorelines and sandy dunes attract more than 60 million visitors each year to the edges of the Great Lakes, most of them never knowing what lies just out of sight beneath the chilly waves.
What’s there are shipwrecks—nearly 6,000 of them.