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Monday, October 14, 2019

Where can you watch the sunrise on the beach, eat breakfast at a friendly cafe, catch one of Michigan's Top Ten Farmers Markets, enjoy live music, have lunch at a local diner, visit the local history center, walk the breakwall, go fishing, kayaking, or paddleboarding, charter a boat to the Reef Lighthouse, enjoy dinner at another

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Last month, I had the opportunity to check off a long time “bucket list” item: to visit the Muskoka Lakes region north of Toronto. I had made plans a couple of times and had to cancel each time… but not this time! The ACBS Michigan Chapter Commodore, Jack Warren, put together a well-planned, multi-day cruise on

by: Captain Dennis J. Mykols

tags: Georgian Bay, Inland Boating, Lake Huron, Travel, Antique & Classic Boats

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Runners train for marathons; hikers cultivate strength to traverse mountain ranges; and sailors learn to race. Freshwater sailors hone these skills to capture flags in the most challenging endurance races of the Great Lakes region – Lake Superior’s Trans Superior International Yacht Race, Lake Michigan’s Chicago

by: Melissa Walsh

tags: Lake Huron, Sailing, Feel Good Story

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Our city is the perfect destination to explore the natural beauty of Ontario while experiencing authentic food, culture, arts, and entertainment. Owen Sound has a variety of must-haves, whether you are visiting, passing through, or thinking of making our city home. It truly features it all – a beautiful harbour and bay, winding

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Cameron Benedict is not aware of any skippers younger than him in this year’s Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, scheduled for July 20 and now with 220 registered entrants. The Plymouth, Mich. sailor is 26 years old, and last year his father Chris Benedict, who owned the Santana 35 Shape together with Win Cooper

tags: Sailing, Events, Lake Huron, Racing

Monday, June 24, 2019

Any boater that travels on the Great Lakes must visit the Straits of Mackinac. Situated in the northern tip of Michigan’s lower peninsula, where Lake Michigan and Lake Huron meet, is a place of beautiful anchorages, bustling tourist towns, and scenery like no other. Entering the Straits by water is a sight all its own. The Old

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Friday, June 14, 2019

With an entry deadline of June 4, more than 205 sailboats have registered for the July 20 Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, and the largest of them is the 105’ custom ketch Whitehawk. When she was built in 1978 in Rockland, Maine, the timeless, clipper-bowed Bruce King design (patterned after the famous 1936

tags: Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Bell’s Beer Bayview Mackinac Race, America’s greatest and longest-consecutively held freshwater sailing competition, is readying for its 95th edition on July 20, and organizers are working to “keep it safe, keep it fun, and keep it real.” “With a June 4 deadline for entry, we have crossed the

tags: Events, Lake Huron, Racing, Sailing

Monday, April 29, 2019

There aren’t a lot of boating destinations that offer acres of pristine, remote wilderness, but with the comforts of civilization still well within reach. That’s part of what makes Northern Ontario special, and the North Channel is a perfect example. Known as one of the world’s best freshwater cruising grounds, the

tags: Destination, Lake Huron

Monday, February 18, 2019

One of Canada’s best beach towns is offering more watersports and outdoor activities than ever before, right on the pristine shores of Lake Huron. Located in the lakeside community of Lambton Shores, the village of Grand Bend brims with happy sun-seekers in warmer months and is anchored by its main beach – Grand Bend

by: Emily Baillie

tags: Destination, Lake Huron