Different Points of View

Posted by Andrew Moore on 14th Aug 2020

At 8 a.m. Sunday morning, my wife Emily and I slipped our kayaks in the upper Boardman for our first paddle of the river. The smell of campfire lingered in the air and families were rousing for breakfast at a nearby campground. It was cool and damp, as a storm had come through hours before.The immediate quickness of the current took our slow-moving morning minds by surprise. As we settled in and our minds cleared, we took in the sights and sounds of this iconic northern Michigan waterway. Purple ...

Cold Water Safety in Northern Michigan

Posted by bob on 22nd May 2014

The Manitou Passage off Sleeping Bear Point in early May still had considerable amounts of ice. Northern Michigan has some of the most beautiful beaches and lakes in the world. Good Morning America declared it the most beautiful place in America and every year thousands of vacationers revel in its splendor. But that splendor hides some real dangers. Every year brings fresh tragedies as the unprepared, the careless, or the plain unlucky fall victim to the lakes. May and June are especia ...