Ahhh…Northern Michigan. It’s like a breath of fresh air every summer. The very freshest air you can imagine. Our days at the cottage are filled with equal parts relaxation and adventure. There is a great big yard where the kids can play, soccer nets and a basketball hoop, a beach where they can dig in the sand and a sweet little town just a scooter’s ride down the lane. There is a living room filled with blocks and trucks, and piles of kids books for rainy day reading. And, most importantly, there is Grammy and Papa, uncles and friends. Oh yes, and the adventures- first on our itinerary was Sleeping Bear Dunes, the most gorgeous of National Parks just an hours ride from the cottage.
One of my favorite views is of the DH Day Farm, which shines a pristine white against the rolling hills of grass. You can see the farm from the top of the Dune Climb- it’s the only piece of civilization you can see, other than that it is all sand and sparkling water.
There is always so much I want to share about Northern Michigan- last year I put together a guide, this year I think I’ll just share the highlights of our time here and I’ll make sure to provide details and links in case you ever fancy a visit. When I mention I spend my summers here, people in New England kind of give me a funny look like, “How could that possibly compare to Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cape Cod, Newport…” And yet I can think of no place in the world I would rather be.