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Restaurant Guide
WATER VIEW BLD | BREAKFAST, LUNCH, DINNER BAR | ALCOHOL SERVED $ | ENTRÉES INDER $10 $$ | $10-20 $$$ | ABOVE $20 SOME RESTAURANTS MAY HAVE LIMITED WINTER HOURS OR ARE TEMPORARILY CLOSED DUE TO COVID-19. CALL AHEAD BEFORE VISITING. Dutch Oven Café and
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A Revival In East Jordan
MY FAMILY AND I STAYED THE NIGHT in our own private, old-fashioned candy shop—Gunther’s General Store in East Jordan. Our well-appointed living room and bedroom were part of a beautiful renovation capturing the remarkable history of what was once a w
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St. Ignace Celebrates 350
1. Native Americans lived along the Straits of Mackinac for many generations before the arrival of the first Europeans. The Museum of Ojibwa Culture sits on land that’s one of the oldest native gathering sites in the western U.S. 2. There are six mil
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Trail Blazer
Nearly four miles into our mid-morning trek on the 17-mile-long Leelanau Trail, Julie Clark makes this confession. “My family hates it. I think my co-workers just want to kill me some days,” she adds, letting out a low, rippling laugh. “If we’re driv
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A Thriving Region
It’s impossible to celebrate our 40th anniversary at Traverse without also honoring the small businesses and nonprofit organizations that have supported our mission throughout the years and who make Northern Michigan such a special place to live and
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The Jewel Box House
AFTER LIVING FOUR YEARS IN Tokyo, Doug and Debbie Brown developed a deep fondness for the warm, clean-lined aesthetic of Japanese style. When they found their dream lot on a bluff along Lake Michigan north of Harbor Springs, they decided they’d try t
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Six Degrees Of Architecture
When i was young we lived in ypsilanti while my dad, Ted Turak, was getting his doctorate in architectural history at University of Michigan. All the other dads worked for Ford. Oh, how I wished for a normal father. Although I tried not to listen to
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Forever Groovy
THE BARN ROOF–STYLED CHALET was closed up tight for the winter when Meghan Warner Baker saw it for the first time in 2005. She was in her early 20s then and ready to purchase her first home. Trudging around the chalet, set into a slope within sight o
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Pow!der Rooms
Gemma Parker Design gemmaparkerdesign.com Harbor Springs “The goal for this powder room was to create a space that added contrast from an otherwise light and airy first floor,” interior designer Gemma Parker says. “We like a powder room to have a lit
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Frozen Splendor
Perhaps the only thing more spectacular than the leading lines of the catwalk that stretches from 5th Avenue Beach to the Manistee North Pier Lighthouse is seeing the walkway covered in massive, glistening icicles. Manistee's harbor has been marked b
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Timbers
STORIES BOUT HOW FAMILIES DISCOVERED their special Up North vacation spot abound—especially around the much-loved Crystal Lake area. In Ted Greene’s case, it was his grandfather, a schoolteacher in Cleveland in the 1920s, who first brought his family
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February
Michigan Tech’s Winter Carnival started in 1922. This year, organizers are working hard to adjust many of the carnival’s outdoor events to follow current health and safety guidelines. Feb. 3–6. mtu.edu/winter-carnival Join The Red Dresser Marketplace
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Searching for Jim Harrison
In the late '90s, my Traverse City native friend Greg was intent on meeting the famed Leelanau County writer Jim Harrison. At that time, other than Greg’s ever-ready sense of adventure, I wasn’t sure why. But it would eventually come to me. Those wer
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2020 Step Into The Light
WITH 2020 IN THE REARVIEW MIRROR, the world is welcoming messages of strength and hope. The pigment gurus at Pantone have delivered with their colors of the year (two this year for only the second time ever): Ultimate Gray and Illuminating. Gray for
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Oh Brother, Where Are We?
In THE CENTER OF THE UPPER Peninsula’s Hiawatha National Forest, several miles south of Munising, my brother and I parked our car near the sign to Widewaters Campground, closed for the season, with an abandoned snowplow sitting ominously at the end o
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Outdoor Sippin’
14234 DZUIBANEK RD., THOMPSONVILLE, IRONFISHDISTILLERY.COM Fireside cocktails, live music and heated tents are what patrons can expect at Iron Fish Distillery's Base Camp this winter. The village of heated, waterproof, breathable canvas tents debuted
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Nosh On This
When it comes to bagels, Sam Brickman doesn’t mess around. He’s got the recipe down to a science to achieve the bread’s signature texture—crisp on the outside and oh-so-soft on the inside. It takes five days to make a batch. It’s a precise process of
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Tapping into Maple Season
What do you think would surprise people about maple syrup tapping season? How much time and work it takes just to tap. Even though the production season is every spring, there's work to be done all year round in order to be prepared for the intense s
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SKI WEEKEND FUN (ON & OFF THE SLOPES!)
Tackle the trails at Grass River Natural Area. The 1,492-acre nature preserve is located 6 miles south of Bellaire. Along with beautiful views of Grass River, there are 7 miles of trails, including 1.5 miles of boardwalk floating above northern fen a
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Winter Wonders
Living in the time of COVID-19 has reaffirmed the things in our lives that bring joy, keep us sane, bring us peace—some in their absence, some because we can still enjoy them. Being outside brings all those things; this winter more than ever. And as
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Seeking Snowy Owls
My friends have seen snowy owls; coworkers, too. I have not. I follow the Facebook groups “Overheard in Leelanau County” and “Overheard in Traverse City,” where spotting locations and stunning photos are posted each winter. I look at the tops of tele
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Mush Hour!
DEEP inside a pair of borrowed ice fishing boots, my toes curl up in apprehension. Or, more optimistically, it’s a fluttering kind of suspense. Ahead of me, five shaggy tails beat decisively back and forth. The dogs’ paws are covered in neon booties
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Sparking Change In Digital Health
It should come as no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a swift and unprecedented adoption of telehealth tools to help keep both patients and healthcare professionals safe. Development of products that were expected to take years happened
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Knit Wise
WHEN PEOPLE ASK ME WHY I moved to Michigan, I usually say, “I needed a change!” or, “Living in Washington, D.C. for two years took its toll!” or, “I want to live somewhere with snow before snow disappears!” These things are true. But, not the whole t
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Covid-19 Heroes
COVID-19 hit Northern Michigan, as it did the country, with a sudden urgency—the likes of which most of us have never seen. While Munson Healthcare and McLaren Northern Michigan work every day to prevent infections, secure patient and staff safety an
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ONE Treetops Resort
GAYLORD TREETOPS.COM My friends and I plan trips to Treetops every year, but this time it was just for the girls! We started our excursion by renting cross-country skis. The staff was so helpful getting everyone fitted and ready for the trails. Once
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TWO Crystal Mountain
THOMPSONVILLE CRYSTALMOUNTA I N.COM Although we hadn’t been skiing since I was a junior in high school and my brother was in 8th grade, we volunteered to take a group of our younger brother’s middle school friends to Crystal Mountain for an evening o
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