Lifestyle

Idlewild, Michigan

The combination of oppression and a business deal laid the foundation for Idlewild, the most popular black resort in the Midwest from 1912 to 1964.

Sailing the Great Lakes

Today, these endeavors are evident in the burgeoning traffic of the Great Lakes shipping industry, while the historical sacrifices are exemplified by thousands of wrecks below.

Cut Your Own Blooms

Found across Michigan, U-pick flower farms are a growing industry that allows customers to hand-pick their ideal custom bouquet. U-pick’s appeal is not only in the variety and quantity of flowers that are available, it’s also attractive to those who love flowers but don’t have the garden space, know-how, or time to grow their own.

Dining with History

Today, a few of these taverns still exist, serving food and drink in the same spirit they did a century ago. Trains, cars, and improved roads opened travel to more people and new restaurants quickly followed. There are many Michigan restaurants well-rooted in the past and worth the drive; here’s a sampling to get started on a historic restaurant tour around the state.

Michigan Destination Weddings

The lure of beautiful lakefronts, islands, orchards, and urban rooftops has many couples dreaming of their ideal wedding location. Often, that site isn’t around the corner or down the street and requires travel to a beautiful locale outside their area.