Tag Archives: Autumn

A Walk in the High Country: The Red (Wines) of October

By MIKE NORTON I’m a sucker for a good fall weekend. The weather can be cold, wet and miserable for weeks on end, but give me two straight days of sunshine, and all is forgiven. Especially when all that beautiful … Continue reading

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Chubby Squirrels & Concrete Dinosaurs: The Return of Right Brain Brewery

Morning light on East Bay: somber, but lovely! By MIKE NORTON In most places the season of rebirth and renewal usually takes place in the spring, not the fall. Autumn, with its hectic colors and shortening days, has more somber … Continue reading

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Learning to Love this “In-Between” Season

Yep, I still get the kayak out in November, December, January… By MIKE NORTON Local wits like to say that if you don’t like the weather in Traverse City, all you have to do is wait five minutes. This past … Continue reading

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Fall Thoughts, an Awesome Holiday Art Fair, and Toasting the Season in Leelanau

A Twilight Paddle past Neahtawanta Point at Bowers Harbor By MIKE NORTON Autumn is the briefest season, and the season I’m most loathe to let go of. Now, as it gives up these last few days of beauty before inevitably … Continue reading

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Zombie Pride: Halloween Happenings in Traverse City

Fall colors and golden grapevines at Chateau Grand Traverse By MIKE NORTON I do hope we’ve gotten the rain and gloom behind us so we can get on with the business of enjoying autumn. All I can say about the … Continue reading

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What an Astonishing October! A Weekend of Kayaking, Cycling and Hiking… and More to Come!

Liz glides her kayak across Spider Lake on a windless October day By MIKE NORTON OK, so far this has been an AMAZING October! And since I had a couple of vacation days to burn before the end of the … Continue reading

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Fall Golf at Shanty Creek, Apples Downtown and Wine at Chateau Chantal!

The View of Lake Bellaire from the Lakeview Lodge at Shanty Creek Resorts By MIKE NORTON When it’s a perfect fall day, with just a hint of color in the trees, a light wind blowing clouds across the sky, and … Continue reading

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