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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

For thousands of years, waves have been moving across hundreds of miles of cold, fresh Lake Superior water to create one of the most unique beaches in the world–the beach at Julian Bay. Located on the eastern shore of Stockton Island in the Apostle Islands, it faces out over the expansive 300 miles of Lake Superior. Due to the

tags: Destination, Lake Superior

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Signs of the new Buffalo are everywhere these days – from the craft breweries and new restaurants popping up around town to the surge in recent hotel openings. But, perhaps nowhere is Buffalo’s comeback more apparent than on its waterfront; the result of several years and hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment.

tags: Destination, Lake Erie

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

LAKE MICHIGAN BEACHES Baily’s Harbor, WI When we visited this harbor by boat, we found a 5000-foot crescent-shaped, sandy beach located on the northern shore of this well-protected natural harbor. It is called the Bailey's Harbor Ridges Park Beach, and it is part of the Ridges Sanctuary Park. We loved it because, although it

tags: Destination, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan

Friday, June 23, 2017

The lakeshore’s favorite music festival and in-water boat show returns to 31st Street Harbor June 24th-25th! Make your way by boat or along the lakefront path for a great weekend of fun, food and music from some of Chicago's hottest bands! Relax on the pool deck or kayak in the harbor while listening to the tunes. Dream a

tags: Events, Lake Michigan

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Ohio Sea Grant has released an updated version of its Lake Erie Shipwrecks & Maritime Tales brochure, a guide to shipwrecks along the Lake Erie coast for divers and snorkelers. The free guide is available from Ohio Sea Grant as well as from partner organizations and coastal Ohio visitor bureaus. The brochure features 27

tags: Lake Erie, Shipwrecks

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

MADISON -- Those heading out to lakes and rivers are reminded to be on the lookout this summer for blue-green algae blooms on water bodies across the state. Some blue-green algae are capable of making toxins that can cause illnesses for people and animals who accidentally ingest or inhale water containing algae, or have prolonged skin

tags: Dept of Natural Resources, Environmental Impact, Lake Michigan, Lake Superior

Monday, June 12, 2017

Lake Michigan really does have some amazing marinas that boaters can choose from when deciding a home port or a weekend boating getaway, but one marina that really does stand above the rest is Reefpoint Marina in Racine, Wisconsin. This 921-slip marina on the western shores of Lake Michigan is conveniently located between Milwaukee

tags: Events, Lake Michigan, Marina

Friday, June 9, 2017

For years, boaters and fishermen have trumpeted the benefits of polarized lenses to reduce reflected glare from the water surrounding them. Polarized lenses can make driving a boat safer by allowing the captain increased visibility to avoid collisions or help to navigate around objects in the water that would otherwise be hidden by

tags: Clothing & Shoes, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

COLUMBUS, OH - The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is offering boating and boating education opportunities to help celebrate the designation of June as 'Ohio Goes Boating Month' by the 132nd Ohio General Assembly. The House Bill 84 designation highlights Ohio’s thriving boating and tourism industry. In an effort to

tags: Boating 101, Dept of Natural Resources, Events, Lake Erie

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

PUT-IN-BAY, OHIO -The Put-in-Bay Township Park District along with partners the National Park Service Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program and Ohio Sea Grant announces the release of a new publication: the Lake Erie Islands Water Trails guide. A ribbon cutting ceremony marking the grand opening of the trails will be held

tags: Canoes & Kayaks, Lake Erie