The Ghost Forest in Silver Lake Dunes

Ghost Forest, photo by Charles Bohnam The Silver Lake State Park page at Michigan Trail Maps says in part: Not all of Michigan’s great hikes are trails. This trek is a journey through Silver Lake State Park’s trailless backcountry, a mile-wide strip of dunes between Silver Lake and Lake Michigan. There’s not another hike like this … Continue reading The Ghost Forest in Silver Lake Dunes

Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest, photo by Neil Weaver Photography Walk silently through the haunting landscape of the ghost forest of Sleeping Bear Point Trail and wind spirits whisper to you and chatter among the skeletons of long dead cedars. If you do not hear them you are not listening. I am sure the Anishinaabek knew the song … Continue reading Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest

Lith Print: Ghost Forest

Lith Print: Ghost Forest, photo by Matt Callow. Holga, Tri-X, lith print. You can read more about the Sleeping Bear Dunes Ghost Forest, check out a slideshow of photos from the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore taken during Matt’s time as Glen Arbor Art Association’s Artist-in-Residence and read the Michigan in Pictures photographer profile of … Continue reading Lith Print: Ghost Forest

Ghost Forest, Sleeping Bear Point

Ghost Forest, Sleeping Bear Point, photo by Matt Callow. Matt writes All over the Sleeping Bear Dunes are the remains of trees killed by the constantly shifting sands, often clustered together in eerie stands of ghost forest. Matt recently spent two weeks in an artist residency for the Glen Arbor Art Association. He also has … Continue reading Ghost Forest, Sleeping Bear Point

Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

Esch Beach, Otter Creek, photo by Sara Hunt/oni_one_ The Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore tells the rich tale of the ghost town Aral: Aral was located on Lake Michigan where Otter Creek empties into the Lake just south of Esch Road, a few miles south of Empire, MI. Today this is one of the most popular … Continue reading Michigan Ghost Towns: Aral at Otter Creek

The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Sticks and Stones, photo by Jeff Gaydash. November is Shipwreck month on Absolute Michigan, and today we have one of the best Weird Michigan features ever, The Ghost of Minnie Quay, which tells a haunting tale of love and loss from Forester, Michigan. The last Wednesday of every month is a “Weird Wednesday” on Absolute … Continue reading The Ghost of Minnie Quay

Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Inside the Ghost Forest, photo by jimflix! There’s an eclipse of the full moon tonight! It begins at 2 AM Eastern time with the total eclipse lasting 78 minutes and starting about 3 AM. While the forecast is not great, it looks like there’s a chance that those brave souls who trade sleep for a shot at viewing the eclipse … Continue reading Lunar Eclipse Tonight!

Fall Color Tours: Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort

Leelanau fall, photo by Jeff Lamb Our next stop (as designed by Travel Michigan) is the region of Northwest Lower Michigan containing Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort. I know this is the second day in a row with a photo from the Leelanau Peninsula … I guess sometimes I feel like hanging around my … Continue reading Fall Color Tours: Traverse City – Northport – Frankfort

Halloween Rewind: Le Loup Garou

Where Wolves Play by Michael Seabrook He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children.For he told them tales of the Loup Garou in the forest.And of the goblin thai came in the night to water the horses.And of the White Letiche, the ghost of a child who unchristeneddied, and was doomed … Continue reading Halloween Rewind: Le Loup Garou

Haunted Michigan: Le Loup Garou

Moon and Clouds, photo by eyesontheskies He was beloved by all, and most of all by the children. For he told them tales of the Loup Garou in the forest. And of the goblin thai came in the night to water the horses. And of the White Letiche, the ghost of a child who unchristened … Continue reading Haunted Michigan: Le Loup Garou