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
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I have a new favorite trail in the park, which I have dubbed the golf-course trail. It isn’t new, but the newly installed prairie walk at the north end of the Marovitz golf course makes the old secluded trail, which runs between the golf course and the Lake, easier to discover. More
An extensive ‘inland’ view of Chicago can be had by the side of the Lincoln Park Lagoon. This is more or less an imaginary lagoon: a photo-composite in which a familiar vista has been fantastically altered. Here, the straight-sided lagoon has been transformed into something like one of the canals that thread through Fort Lauderdale.
Chicago would be exponentially more beautiful if its layout were more curvy.
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