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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Its name would imply that Watertown is the kind of place you can drift into and dock up for the night. In reality, not exactly — but this historic city with modern amenities is worth checking out when you’re along the shore of eastern Lake Ontario. Located about a dozen miles from ports such as Chaumont, Henderson Harbor,

tags: Destination

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: Lake Superior, Destination

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: Lake Erie, Destination

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: Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Destination

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Island hopping on the Great Lakes sure is fun in the warmer months of the year. You can hit the beach, go hiking in the forest, discover new wines, or just lose track of time and explore. But how do you get to where all the fun is happening? If you don’t have your own boat, taking a ferry is the way to go. Lake Michigan If you

tags: Great Lakes, Destination

Friday, May 12, 2017

Traveling to a world-class performing arts center by boat is a special experience not found in many communities around Michigan or the United States. In the freshwater-focused Great Lakes region of Northern Michigan, the newest performing arts venue – the Great Lakes Center for the Arts, opening in summer of 2018 - will offer

tags: Lake Michigan, Destination

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Navionics, the leader in content and location-based services for the recreational boating and outdoor markets, announced today the acquisition of Wavey Line Charts. The crystal-clear waters and the white beaches of the Caribbean – from Hispaniola to the northern end of Bahamas – are one of the world’s most sought

tags: Destination

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Twenty years have sailed by since our family first drove into Bayfield, Wisconsin. I didn’t know it then, but this small picturesque community would capture our hearts and change our lives forever. My husband and I were lured onto the ‘big lake’ — Lake Superior — by sailing friends who enticed us with

tags: History, Destination

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Port of Orillia is a destination as much as it is a marina. The marina is operated by the Chamber of Commerce on behalf of the City and offers over two hundred slips for transient boaters only, which makes it unique on the section of the Trent-Severn Waterway. The 2017 boating season which runs from Friday, May 12 to the Canadian

tags: Destination, Boat Show

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nearly everyone in the world knows that the Great Lakes are the largest concentration of freshwater in the world. Not nearly as many know that within the Great Lakes there is another “largest” freshwater feature. The St. Clair River delta is “the largest freshwater delta in the world”. Sure, there are other

tags: History, Destination