Lake Michigan, second-largest of the Great Lakes, is known to local paddlers as Lake Superior’s somewhat milder sister. Typically less capricious in nature, she is also warmer and more placid, with beaches more sandy and inviting than those of her rough and rocky sibling.
Still, her 22,000 square miles of surface can be roiled by wind and wave, so kayakers should not take her lightly when exploring her numerous bays, islands, and the largest freshwater dune system in the world.
Sea-kayaking from Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore to explore South & North Manitou Islands
A couple of paddlers crosses from the mainland to camp on a pair of islands, visiting an historic village and farming community, touring an important Great Lakes lighthouse, and exploring a modern-day shipwreck. Read >>
A busy seaport deep in the heart of the American Midwest
An other-worldly tour of this fog-shrouded urban port reveals an historic lighthouse, a classic Great Lakes schooner, and a personal encounter with a majestic lake freighter. Read >>