“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!
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Have you driven the 142-mile long stretch of U.S. 2 from the Mackinac Bridge to Escanaba in the Upper Peninsula? It’s long, right? And if you’ve driven this stretch, you also know that the only decent size town along the way is Manistique. I’ve driven through Manistique around 127 times [...]
Marc Hoeksema has experienced a lot of beaches in the world, but considers the West Michigan shoreline among the best (an opinion backed up by Conde Nast Traveler!) Check out this fun video to find out more about kiteboarding and what makes Grand Rapids area beaches so great. This week we’re celebrating connectedness and creativity at Experience [...]
How much can you discover in one day? Joshua Nowicki, a St. Joseph local, recently found out as he explored the coast of Lake Michigan earlier this fall. Today, Joshua shares his experience with us. Read about it below and let us know where your favorite place to take a day trip in Michigan is! [...]
Timberland Charter Academy’s 5th grade students recently did their part to care for the environment by cleaning up Lake Michigan’s beaches at P.J. Hoffmaster State Park in preparation for summer.Students visited P.J. Hoffmaster State Park and comb…
If you love fine food and wine, You might ask yourself where can I find locally made wine in West Michigan and what makes it so special? When you travel through West Michigan, you’ll discover that Michigan offers a wide assortment of cooler climate wines that go hand and hand with foods from West Michigan [...]
A couple watches the sun touch lake Michigan from the Grand Haven Pier and Lighthouse. Photography by Bill Vriesema.
NORTH MUSKEGON, Mich. (WZZM) — An early spring is bringing an early fishing season and making this a big year for king salmon. The DNR says warm weather, plus food shortages in Lake Huron, caused more king salmon to migrate to Lake Michigan.&nbs…