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Lake Michigan To Open New Campgrounds This Summer

If you love camping at Lake Michigan but don’t have a favorite camping spot yet, just wait until this summer. New campgrounds will open on the lake and offer many amenities and activities. All sites include water, sewer and electrical. Lakefront sites are $45 a night while others are $40. The sites will offer great… Read More »

  • Posted on: Feb 4 2016

Lake Michigan’s Ice Caves – Beautiful But Dangerous

Lake Michigan has some beautiful ice caves. They draw a lot of attention and many people want to explore the caves from the inside. These caves can be just as dangerous as they are beautiful and exploring them could result in injury. The caves could fall or melt and anyone inside could become trapped hurt. It… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 26 2016

Lake Michigan Sees Ice Balls

Have you ever seen an ice ball? Lake Michigan has plenty of them and it’s all thanks to the cold weather that Michigan has been experiencing. Although most of December was unusually warm, cold weather has finally found its way to Michigan. The ice balls are washing up on the shores of the lake and… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jan 4 2016

Lake Michigan Reef Built To Help Fish Spawn

A reef has been built on Lake Michigan in order to help protect the eggs of Lake Herring and to encourage them to spawn. “Historically, lake herring were the largest commercial catch in the Great Lakes and played a key role in sustaining populations of apex predators like lake trout,” said Matt Herbert, an aquatic… Read More »

  • Posted on: Dec 3 2015

Lake Michigan Shoreline Expanding

The Lake Michigan shoreline could be soon expanding near Petoskey Stone. The popular hunting spot will be the site of the expansion that will include an additional 6.3 acres.  A $205,000 federal grant will fund the new expansion. “We are pleased, through this collaboration, to be able to fund an addition to the iconic Petoskey… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 22 2015

Piping Plovers Return To Lake Michigan

Piping plovers have returned to Muskegon State Park along Lake Michigan after being gone from the area for 65 years. The piping plover almost went extinct in 1980 due to habitat destruction and predation.  In 2008 there were 63 breeding pairs of piping plovers in the state of Michigan.  The increase in the amount of plovers… Read More »

  • Posted on: Oct 13 2015

Lake Michigan Waves Could Get Rough This Monday

Officials are warning boaters and swimmers to avoid the water on Lake Michigan Monday as the waves could get very rough. Wave heights could reach between 4 and 8 feet high and wind could reach up to 30mph. Winds will be much worse on the water and those inshore will likely not experience the change… Read More »

  • Posted on: Sep 14 2015

Storms Could Make Lake Michigan Unsafe For Swimmers

Storms are expected to hit the Grand Rapids areas in the middle of the week and officials are warning that they could make for life-threatening swimming conditions in Lake Michigan. The National Weather Service is predicting strong winds and waves in the area and this could lead to strong rip currents both before and after… Read More »

  • Posted on: Aug 19 2015

Great Lakes Water Surface Temperatures On The Rise

The water surfaces on the great lakes, including Lake Michigan are on the rise. A recent study tested the temperatures of the great lakes and compared them to the temperatures from last year. The study found that the temperatures had increased three degrees. It is not uncommon for temperatures to vary over the years and the rise in… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jul 8 2015

5 Men Paddle Across Lake Michigan

Would you attempt to paddle across Lake Michigan? Although only a lake, Lake Michigan can rough currents, tides and waves and can feel more like an ocean to a small vessel. Still, a group of five men recently accomplished the task with paddleboards. They decided to cross the lake in a bid to raise money… Read More »

  • Posted on: Jun 26 2015