Monday, August 8, 2011

Northern Michigan Artists Market

The Northern Michigan Artists Market is about Northern Michigan art, our Northern Michigan neighbors who create it and the people from all over Michigan and beyond who enjoy, buy and collect Northern Michigan Art

Six Northern Michigan artists started The Market and opened it in October, 2003. Since that time, we have grown rapidly and now represent the best creative work of artists from all over Northern Michigan, from Traverse City to the top of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, giving The Market the best selection of Northern Michigan art anywhere!

Northern Michigan Artists Market

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Sleeping Bear Dunes

The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore is rich in history from early Native American cultures to the shipping, logging, and agricultural heritage of the area. Even the name of the area comes from the Native American Legend of Sleeping Bear.

Long before there were roads and highways in Michigan, people and goods were being transported regularly on the ships of the Great Lakes. The Manitou Passage (between the Manitou Islands and the mainland) was a busy corridor for commercial shipping. The location of the Manitou Islands made them ideal for a refueling stop for steamers to pick up wood for their boilers. That was one of the driving forces for early settlement of the islands. Docks were built, and trees were cut to fuel the growing Great Lakes Shipping fleet.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Nothing’s finer than Randy’s Diner!

Since 1997, Randy's Diner has been serving Traverse City the finest breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed, smoke-free, family atmosphere.
Hours: Monday - Saturday 6am - 8pm
June-July-August - Open until 8:30pm,

Monday, August 1, 2011

Michigan Trails & Greenways Alliance

MTGA is a non-profit organization that shall foster and facilitate the creation of an interconnected statewide system of trails and greenways for recreation, health, transportation, economic development and environmental/cultural preservation purposes.