Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bright & Glory Lake in Grayling, MI

Bright and Glory Lake is located on the edge of Hartwick Pines State Park in Grayling. There's a quarter mile trail you walk down and when you reach the fork in the road, you can either head to Bright or Glory. If you like to fish, there is a nice size wooden dock from where you can try to reel in trout, bass and pan fish. They are both catch and release lakes. Last year we witnessed Loon parents swimming with their 2 babies. It's scenic, quiet and peaceful. Bring a chair, fishing pole, binoculars, camera and bug spray. A great way to spend the early morning!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Michigan Wine Month!

April is Michigan Wine Month! There are over 50 wineries in Michigan. Did you know that Michigan is the fourth largest grape growing state? Take advantage of the fun wine events going on throughout the year in northern Michigan. My personal favorite is the Blues & Wine Festival in Northport on August 9th. They have a themed doggy parade every year to kick it off and it is just adorable to see those dogs dressed up! I will be posting my Michigan winery visits throughout the year. To get your free copy of the Michigan Wine Country magazine and obtain a list of events, visit:

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Images from Seney National Wildlife Refuge

Last August we traveled to Seney National Wildlife Refuge which is located on 95,000 acres in the Upper Peninsula. Now that I have a better camera, we are looking forward to visiting again this year. If you like opportunities for wildlife observation and photography - this place is heaven. A sampling of the wildlife we saw were Loons, Trumpeter Swans, Sandhill Cranes, Monarch Butterflies and Osprey. You can bike, hike, canoe and more. Here are some images to give you a feel for the 95,000 acre refuge.