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Upper Bond Falls

This is the upper part of the amazing Bond Falls in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Water cascades through a long series of minor falls before it pours over massive boulders on the lower section. Bond Falls is a waterfall on the middle branch of the Ontonagon River, a few miles east of Paulding in […]

The Gate

This is a gate to a private beach in an area of Harbor Springs, Michigan called Wequetonsing. This is a line of beautiful cottages along the harbor. One morning during an early morning stroll, as I was taking photographs like this, a man ran out of his cottage shouting: “are you a photographer?” I told […]

Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse

The Five Mile Creek Schoolhouse, located west of Harbor Springs on M-119 near Five Mile Creek Road, operated as a one-room school from 1915-1952. Over the years¬†many different teachers educated a small group of students, fired the wood furnace, and cooked a hot lunch. This is on a stretch of road called Tunnel of Trees […]

Daisies

During our recent visit to Michigan, we stayed in a little community called Wequetonsing. Most of the homes there faced Lake Michigan so I would get up early to walk along the road between the homes and the lakes. This is an amazing place with well maintained homes (cottages) and beautiful landscaping. This is stylized […]

Five Mile Creek School House

If you drive in rural areas you can still find one room schoolhouses. Here is a well maintained example in northern Michigan. Interestingly the school yard is now a vineyard for a neighboring winery. Click on the photo to enlarge.

McGulpin Point Lighthouse

While visiting Northern Michigan, I had to check out some of the lighthouses along the shore. This is the McGilpin Point Lighthouse just west of the Mackinac Bridge. It is now a museum where you are able to check out the living quarters and climb up to the light.

Sailing School

Last week I visited some old friends in the resort town of Harbor Springs in Michigan. Every day you would find the kids learning to sail. Here are a few boats waiting for the students.

Mackinac Bridge

The Mackinac Bridge is a 26,000 foot suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower peninsula of the U.S. state of Michigan. Northern Michigan offers some of the most stunning scenery in North America,

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