Author: Jillian Manning

Jillian Manning is a local author and journalist. She loves exploring Northern Michigan, getting lost in a good book, and catching a Traverse City sunset.

Benzie Fun Facts

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 4:00 PM by Jillian Manning


Think you know Benzie County? Test your mettle on these 10 trivia tidbits, then treat yourself to a victory cone at the Hill Top Soda Shoppe. (But only if you can say Hill Top Soda Shoppe 10 times fast!) 

22 Stops Along M-22

Monday, September 16, 2019 10:00 AM by Jillian Manning

Summer in Northern Michigan is beautiful, but fall brings a quiet magic to our corner of the world, with crisp breezes, vineyard harvests, and glorious fall color. One of the best ways to take in the glory of fall is to take a drive up the scenic M-22. This 116- mile highway follows the coast of Leelanau Peninsula, with lake views appearing around each turn. Check out these top spots to stop—including dining, shopping, wineries, and scenic
overlooks—during your leaf-peeping tour.

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