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  • A harbor on the Great Lakes Michigan's traveling waters

    With more than 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline and thousands of miles of rivers and streams, Michigan offers ample opportunity to traverse the state over the water – no matter the size or speed of your vessel.

  • North country trail sign Call it North Country, the backbone of Michigan's Iron Belle Trail

    The North Country National Scenic Trail, or North Country Trail for short, is the longest trail in the National Trail System, stretching more than 4,600 miles between North Dakota and New York. With 1,150 miles, Michigan hosts more miles of the North Country Trail than any of the ...

  • Controlled burn seen from above by drone A view from above: DNR explores drone technology

    The DNR Forest Resources Division's drone program has been expanding since it started with just three vehicles in 2016. The DNR crew now includes seven licensed pilots and 10 drones of different sizes and capabilities. The team has explored using drones to assess forest health, look f ...

  • Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park Celebrating a big birthday for Michigan's largest state park

    In the early 1940s, an intact hemlock-hardwood stands in the western Upper Peninsula was in trouble of being cut down; but thanks to the conservation-minded individuals with a plan, it would late become Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park, Michigan's largest state park.

  • Fireflies When there were no fireflies

    There was once a time when pest-control practices caused fireflies to disappear in parts of Michigan. While those practices have been discontinued, if we're not mindful of our role within our natural systems, we may not notice when the smaller things go missing.