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All along the west coast of Lower Michigan, from its southern shores to its windy northern points, a vast tract of sandy beaches and dunes has created a landscape like no other—austere, often otherworldly, always beautiful. Swimmers, sun worshipers, and kite fliers use much of it to good advantage, crowding the state parks along Lake Michigan in the summertime, and pricey homes stand like sentinels along many miles of wooded dune tops.
But there are also places where you can go and find plenty of peace and quiet. Grand Mere State Park by Stevensville, Michigan, is such a place. Go there and you can find enough people to keep you from feeling totally isolated, but also enough space to find all the solitude you could hope for if you want it. Located off of I-94, eight miles south of Benton Harbor at exit 22, the 985-acre park includes a lovely little picnic area and playground situated on the southern side of North Lake. Farther south, a half-mile-long nature trail winds through the woods along South Lake toward a long stretch of open sand dunes and, ultimately, to the beach.
|Images of Grand Mere
All along the west coast of Lower Michigan, from its southern shores to its windy northern points, a vast tract of sandy beaches and dunes has created a landscape like no other—austere, often otherworldly, always beautiful. Swimmers, sun worshipers, and kite fliers use much of it to good advanta [ ... ]
White Cloud is located in the center of Newaygo county, Michigan. Serving as the county seat, White Cloud is home to the county administration offices, the county courthouse and the county road commission. The White River flows through White Cloud, providing an inviting park on the backwaters of [ ... ]
| incredible buy
Over the years I have worked with many buyers and sellers. Buyers always are looking for an incredible buy, the buy of a lifetime. Who doesn’t want that? I remember many years ago attending an open house of a property that was being offered for sale by a lender. The property was held open only [ ... ]
I have had a favorite pair of shoes for a few years. They are comfortable, look good and don’t go out of style. Unfortunately, they had another attribute that I was not aware of. They tasted good, so my dog chewed them up. So, I went out in pursuit of a pair exactly like the ones I had. Whe [ ... ]
It’s that time again. The 52nd annual Troutarama is being held in Baldwin Michigan Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27. I checked out the schedule of activities and there is something for everyone. From food booths to crafts, from the fireman’s water battle to live music and everything i [ ... ]
| Free House|
Sometimes when purchasing a lakefront property you may to receive a free house. The value can be found in the land rather than the structure especially in the case where the property includes an older mobile home or an antiqued cabin or cottage. Often the property could have more value without the n [ ... ]
|Jones Ice Cream
It could be a sin to just have a vanilla here. I am talking about Jones Ice Cream on Main Street in Baldwin. Jones is a long established family business serving up some of Michigan’s finest ice cream. The walls inside make the trip worthwhile in itself. They display many years worth of fascinating [ ... ]
Someone once said to me, “God allows a man to have only one exceptional dog in his lifetime.” I do not know if that is true, experience tells me it may be. Meet Rusty. Rusty lives along Pine Street, just outside of downtown Holland. He is unique, made out of scrap metal from the Padnos Iron [ ... ]