Tonight, a nearly full moon has risen through a clear sky and these same now-silent trees. An owl of some kind is bleating with its mate in the dark, a sound new to us and strange.
The last time my husband and I were in Michigan, we visited Friendship Gardens, a destination so hidden away it’s easy to forget that it exists. Yet the entrance is right off of busy Route 12, barely a mile north of Michigan City’s heavily visited outlet mall and casino. Turn off the highway and into a secret preserve of amity and repose. More
The recently completed Galien River boardwalk in New Buffalo spans a beautiful estuary. Berrien County, with the aid of the Pokagon Fund, created this simple but impressive park. It features a 60-foot-high observation platform and a long water-level boardwalk, enabling visitors to explore a locale where the waters of lake and river meet. The observation platform, which juts out from a bluff, offers a panoramic view of the wetland below. More
Many folks went out to Three Oaks, Michigan, over the weekend, where the “Apple Cider Century” was being run. Over 5,000 cyclists, including many from Chicago, gather to bike a scenic country route of up to 100 miles. The whole town turns festive, with local shops and restaurants hosting specials for guests. More