Cherry Blossoms Are Blooming

Friday, May 20, 2022 9:00 AM by Charlotte Inda

More and more cherry blossoms have been blooming all over the region this past week. While they are not in full bloom yet, the orchards are starting to pop with white blossoms. As we look forward to the weekend and coming week, we are seeing more throughout the countryside. 

Here's an update on where we're seeing the most flowers right now. Please remember these are private orchards and it's best to view the blossoms from the roadside. 

Guardian of the Plover Galaxy

Thursday, May 12, 2022 11:00 AM by Mike Kent

Alice Van Zoeren stands to watch on the sands of Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. She has come to these shores for 17 years as a guardian. She searches to find, defend and protect the endangered bird known as the Piping Plover. 

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Vacations should be relaxing. Exploration should be a delight. And there is nothing that kills the joy of discovery or the bliss of goofing off quite as thoroughly as trying to cram too many experiences and too many sights into your precious vacation time.

Trailing no one

Tuesday, April 26, 2022 1:00 PM by Mike Kent


I was forced to hit my brakes — immediately. Traveling along the Leelanau Trail on my bike just outside of Traverse City, I made an abrupt stop. Standing in front of me, just a few feet away, was a majestic deer. He was bigger than me, and he wasn’t going anywhere until he was ready to move along. I swear he gave me a little smile — and slowly went on his way. It’s that type of experience you don’t soon forget along the trails of northern Michigan. 

With so many options, how do you choose a brewery to visit when you’re in Traverse City? Every brewery in the region has its own personality and style, and we’ve compiled a great selection for whether you're walking downtown or interested in a day trip outside of the city.

Pick a few from this list,

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