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  • Ludington dunes This Earth Day, celebrate the little things

    Earth Day is today, April 22, which each year commemorates the anniversary of the modern environmental movement's birth in 1970. As we celebrate our planet, remember that we are an important part of our world - and we can all help keep it safe, healthy and clean for everyone.

  • Ford Field covid vaccine line 2021 Incident management team aids vaccination effort at Ford Field

    A massive effort to vaccinate people in the Detroit area against COVID-19 rolled out recently with mobile clinics and a clinic at Ford Field, where the Detroit Lions play football. The efforts have an assist from people who are used to jumping in and helping at a moment's notice - members of the ...

  • Historic marker Revisiting the historic Walker Tavern and tourism in the 1920s Irish Hills

    Built in 1832, the tavern served as a wayside inn, bar and post office for travelers on the "Old Chicago Road." In the 1920s, the tavern would find new life as a roadside tourist attraction, and in 1965 it became a Michigan state park.

  • Crocus Of spring and April showers

    A reflection on the slow arrival of spring.

  • Trilliums Exploring the path less traveled

    Blooming time for northern Michigan's three-petaled wild orchid, the trillium, is just around the corner. With this natural beauty in store, now is the time to start planning a getaway to the forest. Make lifetime memories while hunting for mushrooms, casting a line into a trout stream or ...