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Nordhouse Dunes Wilderness Area

Attention outdoorsy-types, you want to go here. Part of the Huron-Manistee National Forest, and located about 15 miles south of Manistee, Nordhouse...

The Great Lakes Tall Ship Challenge

Now that summer is well under way, you've probably heard mention of the Great Lakes Tall Ship Challenge.  In case you were wondering what all...

Ideas for a Successful Family Fourth!

Being mom to a 6 year old and nearly 4 year old, I have learned that a parade is by far the greatest activity for both me and my kids.  For...

Summer Brew & BBQ Festivals are Here!

Aside from sunshine and Great Lakes water sports, local summer beer and delicious barbecue are probably the next best things about summer. &n...

What's SUP? Intro to Stand Up Paddle Boarding

Though its history dates back to the 1960’s surfing era, stand up paddle boarding is definitely an emerging sport in the Great Lakes regi...

A Memorial Day Perspective from GLP

In the Great Lakes states, Memorial Day means that it’s officially okay to pack up your winter boots, cross country skis and maybe even turn off ...

The Renovated Dossin Great Lakes Museum opens in Detroit!

Since 1961, the Dossin Great Lakes Museum has celebrated the maritime history of  the Great Lakes.  Located on Belle Isle along the D...