October 2017 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine
10 BEST COLOR TOUR VIEWS Head on a gorgeous, pinch-me-I’m-dreaming tour across the forest and waters (and waterfalls!) of our special place on earth.
MUSKIE CAMP CALLING Dave Karczynski takes you inside a long camp tradition on an unforgettable riverine adventure in the U.P.
HERE'S THE INSIDE STORY Behind the scenes with the Traverse City storytelling show that melds work- and life-purpose.
THRILL RIDE As fall colors blaze, head to the Grand Traverse Commons to spin the mountain bike trails in the hilly forest.
TALE OF 2LADS Tim Tebeau profiles the wine “makers and shakers” of this top-flight Northern Michigan winery.
Northern Home & Cottage
The Northern Home & Cottage Kitchen and Home Tour, 10 homes including home in Traverse City, Old Mission Peninsula, Glen Arbor, Leland, and MORE!
Up North - Happy news from Suttons Bay, Sleeping Bear Dunes and Elk Rapids.
This Is MyNorth - Hang out with us online, on social and at MyNorthTickets.
October Events - Fall fun, coming your way.
Travel - Wine taste like a pro (for real).
Up in Michigan - What it’s like to be a ghost-tour guide on Mackinac Island.
Dining - Color tour hikes and eat spots.
Local Foodie - Make a pot of this pumpkin chili and make some friends.
Drinks - Red wines to try now.
Outdoors -Trail run in the fall splendor.
For Land and Water - See the champion trees at Lake Bluff Bird Sanctuary.
On the Cover:
Grand Portal Point, Pictured Rocks.
Photo by Heather Higham
And Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column ...
BY DEBORAH WYATT FELLOWS
Here is our mission statement, and while we didn’t have one in the crazy first decade of the company, the sentiment could be found on the day we first set up our sawhorse desks: “We are committed to celebrating and protecting Northern Michigan’s environment, recreational opportunities, cultural experiences, intact small towns and enduring entrepreneurial spirit.”
I am fond of saying that Northern Michigan has long been a region made up of dreamers, people seeking a life of balance and willing to take the risks involved in starting or working for new enterprises. I’ve loved telling the stories of some of our earliest fruit farmers who, traveling by ship and against all odds, and often with peril, threw their lot in with our land. In the years before I ever started the magazine, in Traverse City alone, it was entrepreneurs who stood to benefit from waterfront development, yet fought to preserve what became the Open Space.
... Read the rest of Deborah Wyatt Fellows's column in the October 2018 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.