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Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is one of the nation’s best kept secrets. The crystal clear water and dazzling blue hue of Lake Superior is only a complement to the surrounding rocky cliffs, clear skies, sandy beaches and lush deciduous forest. 617 more words


Small Town Living 


I’m from a little town in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan with a population of about 8,000 people. I’ve been here most of my life, even living on the same street that I was born on. 514 more words


“Castle Nowhere”: Constance Fenimore Woolson’s Great Lakes Gothic

In 1875, Constance Fenimore Woolson published a short story collection titled Castle Nowhere: Lake Country Sketches. The collection consists of several stories. The first, “Castle Nowhere,” is set off the shores of Lake Michigan and near Beaver Island and is really a novella, while the others are set throughout the Great Lakes including on Mackinac Island, Lake Superior, and Ohio. 1,807 more words

Classic Gothic Novels

Gardening School

I got a really exciting Christmas present this year: I’m going to gardening school! More specifically, I’m signed up for the Master Gardener course offered through Michigan State University Extension. 405 more words

Life And Times

The travel diaries, Pictured Rocks

These pictures were taken at the Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore in Munising, Michigan. The Pictured Rocks consists of 15 miles of sandstone cliffs and caves along the shores of beautiful Lake Superior. 307 more words


The travel diaries, Munising

Deserted beaches. Stormy days. Why won’t you come out to play?

Friends of ours have a cabin near Munising, Michigan. Munising is located in north central Upper Michigan along the southern shore of Lake Superior. 248 more words