Michigan Life

The Hippie Tree. (Photo via  Jeremy Thompson, CC BY 2.0)
That One Time in Michigan…When a Tree Became a Portal to Hell

If your Up North trip takes you toward Traverse City (and you like creepy stuff), you might detour over to the Hippie Tree. According to legend, what appears to simply be a downed willow tree covered in bright paints is actually a portal to hell.

Ryan and Penny Milkey took over Northern Specialty Health in 2013.
This ‘Mom and Pop Cannabis Shop’ Has Kept Michigan’s Upper Peninsula Stoned for a Decade

A lucrative new industry is quietly thriving in what was once the heart of Michigan’s Copper Country—and only one pioneering pot shop has been there since the beginning. HOUGHTON—Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is cherished for its stunning landscapes and rugged, untamed wilderness. It’s a timeless, 16,000-square-mile paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and a haven for those seeking...

Reimund Holzhey. (Source: Archives of Michigan)
That One Time in Michigan…When a Stagecoach Robber Turned His Life Around

Here's how stagecoach robber Reimund Holzhey went from a life sentence to a new life.

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Wanna Track Fall Colors in Michigan? Try This Cool Tool.

If you're curious to know when to plan the perfect fall color trip or when you'll see peak fall colors in your area, this fall foliage prediction map can help.

Michigan Pie Tour: 12 Upper Crust Cafés

Michigan grows more cherries, blueberries, and apples than nearly any other state—so you know our pies are out of this world.

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That One Time in Michigan…When the Detroit Lions Were Champs

The tale of a time when the Detroit Lions were one of the best football teams in the US—and maybe, just maybe, it foretells a rising success story for this 2023 NFL season.

What’s the Best Beach on the Great Lakes? We Asked. Michigan Answered.

From the shores of Superior to Huron, our readers weighed in with their favorite beaches in the state.