July 2016 Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

Commemorative Issue: 100 years of National Parks

Sleeping Bear, Pictured Rocks, Isle Royale

M22 10 Years Later, the brothers, the brand, the lifestyle

Delicious! 4 Fish Recipes

Oak Island Treasure—Meet our reality TV stars

Ugotta: Catch the Ugotta Regatta, Harbor Springs


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2016 July Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine

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100 Years of Splendor
Our National Parks celebrate a BIG birthday this year. Venture out and get the nature party started at three Northern Michigan dazzlers: Pictured Rocks, Isle Royale and Sleeping Bear Dunes!

Four Famous Fishes
Our fisherman-geek food editor and his gourmet-chef mom team up for some of the best summertime fish-catching and -cooking recipes (and tips) you ever ate.

The Last Treasure Hunters
Meet the two Northern Michigan brothers who became the sleeper stars of the History channel search for Oak Island pirate booty.

Road. Trip. M22
Ten years ago, M22 was just a really cool two-lane that traced a lovely shoreline.Now, it’s all that and a thing. Meet the men who changed a road into a brand.

You do, in fact, seriously gotta ... check out the UGOTTA Regatta, Harbor Springs.



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Up North

Competitive sailor Scott Ford sails blind, literally. More guitar strings than anybody. Blessed in beach reads. Drinks on rooftops. More.


It’s July, for goodness sake. Get to an event now!


Where to camp in a Great Lakes coastal state park.

Up in Michigan

Her golf swing; her self.


New restaurants for indulging in summery evenings with pals.

Local Foodie

Steak taco recipe from Grow Benzie. Heck yeah!


RoseĢs for summer sipping. Fresh, pink and so satisfying.


Love this: Make black cherry ice cream! Make cherry pie (with cherry brandy!)


10 mountain bike trails for now. Plus: Fishing brook trout in tiny streams.

Into the North

Summer. Hold onto it!

On the Cover:

Photo: Sleeping Bear Dunes by Erik Olsen

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And, of course, Deborah Wyatt Fellows' column:

Nature, National Parks, Life

Theodore Roosevelt said, “There are no words that can tell the hidden spirit of the wilderness that can reveal its mystery, its melancholy and its charm.”

And yet we’ve been lucky enough to try to achieve that on these pages for 35 years and will not stop. As for what I’ve written here, natural places, including our national lakeshores, live at the core of it all: Lounging in the sun in February on a high Sleeping Bear ski trail as if it were summer. The horizon glowing as brilliantly as the flames of our bonfire. Hailstorms, Northern Lights, and on and on. Reflec- tive. Joyful. Awestruck.

Themes have emerged for me like mantras: Natural, enduring elements as strings that bind generations; common ground found in universally shared natural elements; and the power of connection to yourself and those you love by sharing something large and profound. In honor of this centennial celebration of our National Parks, ...

To read the rest of Deborah Wyatt Fellows column...order your copy of the July 2015 issue of Traverse, Northern Michigan's Magazine.