Category Archives: South Manitou Island

In Search of Wilderness Solitude

Recently the new Sleeping Bear Dunes Wilderness was officially designated but Jim DuFresne wonders in the latest MichiganTrailMaps.com Trail Talk blog; can a place that has been extensively logged and farmed, that is crisscrossed with new roads and old two-tracks, that was once … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a Wilderness Island

You figure out what’s important in life while watching whitecaps and waves on the backside of a wilderness island. Continue reading

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Chipmunks & Ticks on North Manitou Island

Keep an eye out for deer ticks, even check your belly button, but don’t let the fear of Lyme disease stop you from heading outdoors. Continue reading

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The Cosmopolitan World of South Manitou Island

From backpackers and researchers to volunteers and kayakers, South Manitou Island can be a busy place in the middle of Lake Michigan. Continue reading

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