It’s that time again, time for another Top 10 list from yours truly! As usual, the list is a hodgepodge of things from around our great state I’ve found over the past month that I think you will enjoy. Like my February Top 10, there is a giveaway hidden somewhere [...]
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“I’d rather do 20 miles on soft sand than 10 miles on the side of the road. There is something about being where water meets land. I feel very clicked-in there. I feel like I can go forever.” ~Loreen Niewenhuis USA Today has a feature on Loreen Niewenhuis, a Battle Creek resident who has hiked a good deal of the shorelines of all the Great Lakes. As to why, she explains: “Our older son had gone off to college. The nest was emptying. I’d gotten my” master’s of fine arts degree … “but I felt I could stack up novels and not have an agent and be in my office writing novels forever,” says Niewenhuis, 49. “So I thought, let me do something completely different and get out of my office.” So she put on her hiking boots. She got out the office. Boy, did she ever. Click through to read more about her journey and what she learned along the way. You can keep up with Lorraine’s latest including a planned walk on 1000 of Michigan islands on her Facebook page and at laketrek.com. This photo is “Footprints”, Twelvemile Beach, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore by Michigan Nut. Twelve Mile is certainly one of the state’s best beaches. See John’s photo out on black and see more in his My Favorites slideshow. Lakes Michigan, Huron, Superior & Erie? Michigan in Pictures has them and all kinds of beach photos!
Preventing the introduction and spread of non-native species in the Great Lakes is a major concern in this region. Currently, the Great Lakes have 185 KNOWN non-native species. Of these non-natives, some are considered invasive species, or species that…
Fans Can Take Advantage of Special Offers to See Both Singer/Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot and Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Grand Rapids—“Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald” is one of Gordon Lightfoot’s most famous works, and the story behind the song is one of the most famous Great Lakes shipwrecks. With the Grand Rapids Public Museum currently hosting an exhibit on perhaps the most famous shipwreck of all time, SMG Grand Rapids teamed up with the [...]
Fly fishing instruction morning for men including food, fun and friends.
What do the cities of Milan, Helsinki, Johannesburg, and Fukuoka all have in common? They are all host to a rising wave of competitions in the coffee world: Aeropress championships. Next month, Detroit will be added to this list when it becomes host to…
The Great Lakes are an iconic freshwater system that makes up more than 20 percent of the world’s available surface freshwater. In Michigan, standing anywhere in the state, you are within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes. We also have 3,288 miles of Great Lakes coastline, the most [...]
Pharmaceutical and personal care product (PPCP) pollution is an emerging concern within the Great Lakes basin. Increased use combined with increased awareness of health impacts stemming from chemical exposure have brought this issue into focus. When we…