Imagine the whoosh of wind rushing past your body, the warmth of the summer sun toasting your skin and the unparalleled exhilaration of pedaling on two wheels down hills and around curves.
A quintessential winter wonderland located above an outdoor botanical garden may be a surprising destination during Michigan’s frosty wintertime, but the snow-covered Whiting Forest on the campus of Dow Gardens in Midland invites visitors to explore the nation’s longest canopy walk every month of the year.
ART in the LOFT celebrates the power of the arts and outreach in the Alpena community, running the spectrum from creative children’s crafts to important exhibits. The gallery invites the community to enjoy indoor activities until they’ve navigated through the final months of winter in Northern Michigan.
Horses, hope, and healing. These three things live in harmony at Northern Michigan Equine Therapy, an outpatient rehabilitation facility in Boyne City that harnesses the unique healing power of horsemanship as a therapeutic tool.
Normally, the theater is where spectators enjoy watching dramatic performances. In this story, the theater itself is the drama – the Cheboygan Opera House weathering the global pandemic of COVID.
The nonprofit provides personal items to foster children so that they have a few belongings to call their own. The goal is to help these children rebuild their self-esteem and having something of their own has proven to aid in achieving this goal.
Kei Ju Farm and Rescue Sanctuary is a family-owned farm offering refuge to goats, chickens, alpacas, donkeys, horses, peacocks, pigs, and more on 11 acres near Petoskey.
In 2018, the Northern Michigan community of Bay Harbor welcomed the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, a cultural and social performance hub now noted among nationally recognized arts organizations.
Nearly 20 years ago, Guardian Gals, Inc. founder Abby Hamilton recognized the need for a program to engage women from early adolescence to young adulthood in activities that promote healthy hearts and lives. More specifically, its mission states, “to actively engage girls and women to ignite positive personal growth and connection.”
For 23 years, Groundwork for Resilient Communities (formerly known as the Michigan Land Use Institute) has successfully built programs with the belief that a clean environment and strong economy go hand in hand.