in every issue
14 Wavelengths
From Great Lakes surfing to lighthouse history, adventure can
be found across the state.

16 Letters and Contributors FULL TEXT

40 Vintage Views
Dune rides have a long-standing appeal in Michigan,
whether for thrills or majestic scenery

44 Undercurrents
Author Bill Rapai cautions boaters and waterfront property
owners to be careful with aquatic invasive species.

73 Michigan's top 5
Looking for a pleasant peninsula? The best points of land
to explore around the state.

88 Reflections
Finding honor in the woods leads to a chance encounter
and an important question.

20 Waterways
Innovative pedalboards, patio appeal, Ludington maritime
museum, summer live theater, fun brew tours and a
classic Mackinac racer revived.

36 State of Mine
The Great Lakes are lakes in name alone; observations
of a salt-water transplant.

38 At the helm
Day charters offer many ways to enjoy a day on the water
with families and friends.



42 The Sporting life
Bryan Burroughs, director of Michigan Trout Unlimited,
has a deep affinity for rivers and trout.

67 Excursions
Boardwalk boat show, longest Michigan garage sale, blueberries
in Paradise, Fallasburg Art Festival and steam whistle displays.

84 Dining Destination
Petoskey's Palette Bistro weaves creative dishes, art and scenery
into a unique fine dining experience.

86 Tasting Room
Long Road Distillers’ new MICHIGIN relies on Michigan-
sourced juniper from Beaver Island.

46 Surf’s Up
Michigan shoreline waters and beaches are drawing a growing
statewide community of surfers who enjoy riding the curls.
Advanced technology is keeping them warm.

52 Island Adventure
Isle Royale National Park may be one of the nation’s least visited
parks, but its beauty and wild character make it special with
visitors who camp, rent a cabin or a room at the lodge.

58 Guiding Light
The volunteers who maintain Big Sable Point Lighthouse
on Lake Michigan and serve as lightkeepers, celebrate its
150-year history as an important beacon for mariners.

Great Lake Story