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Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve

October 1st 2018

Explore: Douglas Evans Nature Preserve (Crystal A. Proxmire, Oct. 1, 2018) Beverly Hills, MI -A recent adventure in Beverly Hills put me in the middle of an 18 acre nature preserve that has the most beautiful insects, and a pretty walking path. With fields of flowers and patches of woods along the Rouge River, there […]

Explore: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield

September 26th 2018

Explore: Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield (Crystal A. Proxmire, Sept. 26, 2018) Southfield, MI- A one mile trail through deer-filled woods and wetlands is a great way to enjoy a morning, and Carpenter Lake Nature Preserve in Southfield offers up a delightful place for it. Visitors are first greeted by an area of large […]

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park

August 24th 2018

Explore: Rose Oaks County Park (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 24, 2018) Rose Township, MI- Rose Oaks County Park is an amazing place to explore and get some steps in.  People and horses can enjoy over 5 miles of trails in this 640 acre wonderland of nature. There are woods, wetlands, lakes and meadows. The trails […]

Explore: Garden of Healing & Renewal, McLaren Clarkston

August 19th 2018

Explore: Garden of Healing & Renewal, McLaren Clarkston (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 19, 2018) Clarkston, MI – McLaren Clarkston has an enchanting bit of nature mixed with man-made comforts inside their Garden of Healing and Renewal, which is located across from the hospital at Sashabaw Road and Bow Pointe Drive. The flowery landscaping around the […]

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford

August 15th 2018

Explore: Dodge Park 4 in Waterford (Crystal A. Proxmire, Aug. 15, 2018) Waterford, MI – Dodge Park 4 is a State Park in Waterford with little slices of different scenery, which makes it extra fun to explore.  The park is located off Cass Elizabeth Road and covers one mile of Cass Lake shoreline. Along that […]

Explore: Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron

July 29th 2018

Explore: Blue Water River Walk in Port Huron (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 29, 2018) Port Huron, MI – I spent a drizzly Sunday morning in one of my favorite writing spots – Port Huron. This has all one needs for a beautiful day away, just an hour from SE Oakland County. The Great Lakes Maritime […]

Reporter Food: The Robert Burns at Sweet Afton Tea Room in Plymouth

July 27th 2018

Reporter Food: The Robert Burns at Afton Tea Room (Crystal A. Proxmire, July 27, 2018) Plymouth, MI – A lovely afternoon was spent with a friend at the Sweet Afton Tea Room in Downtown Plymouth recently. The flowery décor and mixed tea cups gave lots to look at and a warm atmosphere. I had a […]

Reporter Food: Toast ‘n Jams in Muskegon

July 12th 2018

Reporter Food: Toast ‘n Jams in Muskegon Muskegon, MI -One of the great things about traveling around Michigan is finding memorable dining experiences. Toast ‘n Jams in Muskegon is exactly the kind of place for an out of town writer to be inspired. Earlier this year I paid a visit and ordered their German Omelette, […]

Explore: Wintertime in Ludington

December 12th 2017

Explore: Wintertime in Ludington (Crystal A. Proxmire, Dec. 12, 2017) Ludington, MI- Wintertime does not mean an end to road trips and adventure.  In fact, Michigan is beautiful when covered in the white sparkly crystals of snow.  I was lucky this weekend to have a chance to stay overnight in Ludington, on  Lake Michigan north […]