From the creator of Traverse Magazine, Deborah Wyatt Fellows, this is not only a collection of beautiful photographs of our area, but also entertaining essays. The best mix of photos and essays we think there is of our area.
With luminous color photos, "The Great Lake Cottage Books" takes readers on visual visit to some of the most pristine, private cottages on the Great Lakes. The authors capture the emotion and nostalgia of life at these cottages.
Mackinac Island is known for its lilacs, fudge shops, Victorian homes, and the Grand Hotel. But most visitors only enjoy the pleasures of this magical island during the summer months. "Seasons of Mackinac" shows the island in all four seasons, through the bustling summers, stunning fall colors, isolated winters, and blossoming springs.
Trees are all around, but how much do you know about them? With this handy field guide, you can make tree identification simple, informative and productive. Learn about 105 Michigan trees, organized in the book by leaf type and attachment. Fact-filled information contains the information you want to know, while full-page photos provide the visual detail needed for accurate identification.
Hundreds of historic postcards and photographs from days gone by illustrate the grandeur of this picturesque Michigan region as it was, revealing the reason why earlier generations were so attracted to this northern Michigan location.
A uniquely useful rseource, the Atlas & Gazetteer* Series is great for information on camping, hiking, fishing, hunting, bije an dmotorcycle touring, birdwatching, back road exploration, and more. A guide is available for all 50 American states.
The almanac centers around Traverse City and includes areas around Petoskey, Frankfort, Charlevoix, Ludington, and the major islands in Lakes Huron and Michigan.
"Michigan's Upper Peninsula Almanac" is a comprehensive guide for every resident, visitor, and student of Michigan's Upper Peninsula.
At last, a pocket guide that's informative, concise and easy to use Get this great source of information about 50 Michigan critters, including birds and mammals. Beautiful photographs and neat-to-know details are complemented by information about each critter's tracks, making this the handiest pocket guide around
In the early 1900s, the Little Traverse Bay area in northern Michigan was transitioning from a sparsely populated lumber region to a hotspot for tourists. Looking to enhance dwindling freight business, the region's railroad and steamship companies mounted elaborate and effective marketing campaigns to lure tourists from as far away as St.
Northern Michigan Asylum: A History of the Traverse State Hospital is the most comprehensive history of the collection of building and grounds written to date.
A guide to the lore and architecture of every county courthouse in the Great Lakes State
It began as a contest; it turned into something much more. Ten photographers were charged with the task of capturing the vibrancy and beauty of the Great Lake State during the spring season of 2009. The resulting pictures of people, places and landscapes became an unparalleled collection, perfect for any Michigander's coffee table.
This book presents Michigan's greatest resource through the lens of a camera. One cannot think of Michigan without the image of water. Water as vast as the Great Lakes, as serene as the inland lakes, and as long and lazy or sleek and fast as the numerous byways that runbetween and among them. "The Waters of Michigan" is a tribute to this treasured resource of Michigan.
In the middle of the country and the middle of the continent, a Great Lakes state and a great Midwestern center, Michigan is the sum of America past, present, and future--a state in which yesterday's history and tomorrow's promise endlessly vie for pride of place.
World traveler Laura Martone spends summers with her family on Michigan's Big Bear Lake. In "Moon Michigan" she shares her favorite Michigan experiences, from indulging at the National Cherry Festival in Traverse City to exploring Detroit's rhythmic roots and auto museums.
The vast lingering remnant of an ice age that came to a close more than 10,000 years ago, Lake Michigan has shaped the history of the settlements along its surrounding shores for centuries.
Vintage Views of the Mackinac Straits Region follows a trail of vacationers and travelers to northern Michigan through postcards, photos and old travel ephemera. The book uses ?vintage views? to portray historical Mackinaw City, St. Ignace, Mackinac Island, the car ferries, and the famous Mackinac Bridge.
A lavishly illustrated how-to on painting with watercolors as well as a beautiful depiction of the Petoskey region of Michigan.
Nestled on the shore of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey is a well-known resort town in the northern Lower Peninsula of Michigan. It is famous for its charming downtown, Victorian summer homes, and natural beauty.
The Little Traverse Bay in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula is one of the state's most beautiful and popular areas, dotted with glacial lakes, quaint restored villages, arresting vistas of Lake Michigan, and winding country roads.
In these short and sweet guides, George Cantor introduces both seasoned and first-time Michigan travelers to everything the Great Lakes State has to offer, including a bit of history, physical description of the area, local industry, places to stay, restaurants, city walks, country drives, wineries, farm markets, beaches, hiking, boating, fishing, golf, winter sports, and more.
Rapid by rapid, rock by rock descriptions of 1500 miles of canoeing opportunities on 45 blue-ribbon rivers by two experts who personally paddled every mile. A wealth of canoeing adventures from placid family floats to blood-curdling whitewater runs.
"Harbor Springs, Petoskey & Bayview" is a pictoral celebration of the communities surrounding our wonderful Little Traverse Bay. Mike Barton has managed to capture the some of the most beautiful images of the region in all seasons. This book make is a perfect memento for those visiting the area and and is a must have for those who call Northern Michgan home.
Located on the shores of lake Michigan east of Petoskey, the National Historic landmark Bay View is a blend of two uniquely American traditions, the camp meeting and cultural assembly.
Finally, there is a book a about Earl A. Young’s fabulous Mushroom Houses of Charlevoix. With over 130 full-color photographs of the houses, inside and out, this book is almost a charming as the houses themselves!