Monthly Archives: September 2012

September: Drama Queen of Seasons/Hiking the Grand Traverse Commons

By MIKE NORTON September has certainly been a dramatic month here in the Traverse City area — great battalions of clouds racing across the sky; beams of thick sunlight  lancing out of the darkness like the searchlights of alien spaceships, … Continue reading

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Riding the (Paved!) Leelanau Trail to Suttons Bay

By MIKE NORTON Fall color still hasn’t quite arrived in Traverse City yet, but there are little hints of it here and there. For a while, we were worried that the lack of rain and the hot dry summer would … Continue reading

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Touring the Tall Treetops of Traverse City

Tree-climbing instructor Bo Burke heads up into another tree. (Photo by Ken Scott) By MIKE NORTON TRAVERSE CITY, MI – The dunelands of Northern Michigan have lots of sand, but no rocky cliffs or mountains. So what do you do … Continue reading

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A Visit to the Glacial Hills Pathway, and a Run Through the Vineyards

By MIKE NORTON I’m loving this weather! Best time of year ever! Last week I took a drive out to Shanty Creek Resorts over in Bellaire, in the heart of the Chain of Lakes country of Antrim County, just east … Continue reading

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