Glen Young

If you spend enough time slowly biking or hiking, roads or trails, you are sure to look through and look past the many mile markers that point the way. Look too casually, though, and you might miss some useful information. In fact, recently I slowed on a bike ride because I noted an unfamiliar ad...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

I generally have two requirements where my beer is concerned. There should be plenty of it nearby, and it should be cold, especially as we celebrate International Beer Day on August 3. In honor of such a special day, I'm sharing a few Michigan beers that you might want to try, a brewery or two to ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

If you venture out for an afternoon’s drive in Northern Michigan, the adventure is well worth the effort if you point your truck to one of the many local bars and restaurants that serve local flavor, as well as local color. When driving along the Leelanau Peninsula, a sure thing is Dick’s Pou...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

With National Hammock Day celebrated on July 22, this is the perfect time to think about picking the right hammock.  Having a hammock close by, as well as somewhere to string it from is a great way to enjoy a summer afternoon or watch an Up North sunset. Hammocks of course come in many sizes and ...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

My dogs and I love to run through the wooded trails several times a week. We particularly like the trails on Mackinac Island, and when we head back to town, we enjoy taking a dunk in the refreshing waters of the Straits of Mackinac to cool off. We are lucky to have this option just outside our fr...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

The aurora borealis, or northern lights, visible at night in Northern Michigan from late summer through late winter, is one of the many highlights of stargazing in our region. The beautiful display is created when space particles hit Earth’s atmosphere and is certainly a treat to see. The Nort...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Father’s Day might have gotten the bulk of the celebratory attention last weekend, but Saturday the 16th was also a holiday, National Fudge Day. Like fresh whitefish or morel mushrooms, fudge is synonymous with northern Michigan, even adding to the local lexicon, the term “fudgy” as recogni...
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Categories:  Holiday Love, Michigan Love

“Summertime and the livin’ is easy,” goes the classic song. Speaking of summer time and music, the best way to enjoy both is at a music festival, and northern Michigan is a great place to find whatever soundtrack suits your tastes. A great place to start is Bliss, where the 38th annual Bli...
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Categories:  Michigan Love

Truth be told, I am something of a grilling god. And by god, I mean those friends and that family that show up regularly for dinner appreciate that I know how to find the main dish for a summer dinner under the dome of my grill. So like plenty of other grilling gods, I suspect, I get a bit jittery...
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Categories:  Recipes

We all know the adage: it’s just like riding a bike. While this is always intends to illustrate how easy or familiar some other task might be, if you are a bicyclist looking for a challenge this riding season, a couple events feature strong helpings of northern Michigan scenery. If you’re lo...
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