in every issue
12 Wavelengths
A journey when colors, hiking trails and festivities beckon
us to be outdoors.
FULL TEXT

16 Letters and Contributors FULL TEXT

columns
34 Vintage Views
Roller-skating rinks were once the place to go for a date
or with the family for an outing.

40 Undercurrents
Federal officials propose taking Michigan’s Kirtland’s
warbler off the endangered species list.

68 Michigan's top 5
Take a road trip: Great art and color tours this fall.

80 Reflections
Keeping a journal of special memories reminds us
of changing seasons.

departments
18 Waterways
Hard cider uncorked, bake acorn bread, celebrate Michigan elk,
volunteer trail helpers and contemporary window treatments.

32 State of Mine
The seasons of a love affair with Lake Michigan.

36 The Sporting life
Artist Chris Smith knew early on he wanted to paint dogs
and wildlife.
FULL TEXT

38 At the helm
Storing the boat for winter has hidden pitfalls; what not to forget.

 

 

59 Excursions
Color tours by rail, festive Drummond Island, Arts and Eats,
Charlevoix Apple Festival, Loop-Harrison Mansion Tour.

76 DINING DESTINATION
Tabor Hill Restaurant. Michigan’s first winery restaurant
gets a makeover.

78 TASTING ROOM
A Traverse City coffee roaster acts locally and globally to
benefit communities and provide great coffee. FULL TEXT

features
42 Mother Nature’s handiwork
Landscape photographer Steven Huyser-Honig expresses
his views of nature in autumn.

47 From ship to shore
After building a beautiful Michigan getaway on Crystal Lake,
a California resident glories about the Midwest region for
summer vacations.
FULL TEXT

52 Barn quilt art
Travel the back roads of rural Michigan to find the quilt art
that appears on barns and the growing number of
trails that lead to more.

Great Lake Story