Monthly Archives: October 2010

Halloween’s Coming — And There’s a Lot Going On!

A Luminous Beech-Hemlock Forest by the Lighthouse By MIKE NORTON Well, the weather’s still unseasonably warm here along the shore of Grand Traverse Bay, and even though much of the fall color has peaked in the higher elevations south of … Continue reading

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Can’t Help It — I Just Love Autumn!

An October View of West Bay from Chateau Grand Traverse By MIKE NORTON Man, I love the fall! The other night, I took a long walk out to Leffingwell Point, near the end of the Old Mission Peninsula, just to … Continue reading

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A Spooky Lighthouse and a Haunted Inn — Are There Ghosts in the Asylum?

Building 50 at the Grand Traverse Commons: Pretty but Spooky By MIKE NORTON It’s hard not to get a little spooked at night if you’re walking around the Grand Traverse Commons. Surrounded by thick forest, the turreted buildings of Traverse … Continue reading

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A Little About Me (And my Love Affair with this Beautiful Place!)

What I discovered very quickly is that this place gets to you in a variety of unexpected ways. The beaches here are as lovely as anyplace else I’ve ever been, the weather is mild all year round — warm enough for swimming in September and cold enough for skiing in December — and just about the time you’re getting tired of one season you get another one every bit as pleasant. Continue reading

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