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January 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

701 "Michigan Wine Trails " [ 12/31/08 ]
We will visit the Wineries of Michigan. From the state line north to Saugatuck, and from the lakeshore east to the vineyards beyond Paw Paw, the countryside contains over 10,000 acres of grapes. We will discover the world of wine by visiting the tasting rooms nestled among the rolling hills and inland lakes.

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Michigan Wines Website

 

702 "Winter In Ontario" [ 01/07/09 ]
Grey County, Ontario is a winter lover's dream. This mystical area located along the Georgian Bay offers the winter enthusiast every possible form of activity that can be done in the snow and ice. And speaking of snow, there is never lack of it here. Join us as we snowshoe and ski the Niagara Escarpment and snowmobile the rugged interior on this trip to a Winter Wonderland.

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Winter Fun In Grey County

Ride Grey/Bruce - Snowmobiling

 

1-877-SEE-GREY

 

703 "Snowshows Way Up North" [ 01/14/09 ]
When it comes to deep snow and lots of it there is no place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula . We will snowshoe deep into the Hiawatha National Forest for some incredible scenery. We won’t stop there with the snowshoe adventure. We find an abandoned trail that will give us all that we can handle with the big shoes. And what would a winter trip to the U.P. be with out some sledding?  We complete this Getaway with a rail to trails trip.

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Manistique Winter Travel Planner

Manistique Winter Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Tourism Council

 

704 "Mid-Michigan In Winter" [ 01/21/09 ]
Ogemaw County is well known for its outstanding cross country ski trails and the Ogemaw Hills Pathway is the gem that we will discover. The trails wind through approximately 15 miles of the AuSable State Forest providing groomed cross country trails for all skill levels. We spend time checking out the snowmobile trails and end our trip with a meal fit for a king. If you’re looking for a winter getaway for the whole family you will love this trip.

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West Branch Winter Travel Planner

West Branch Winter Photo Galleries

 

West Branch/Ogemaw County TVB

 

705 "Top Of The Lake Circle Tour" [ 01/28/09 ]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place we fondly call the Upper Peninsula.  Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site located on the beautiful Snail Shell Harbor and all the way around to another very historic site the Seul Choix (pronounced Sis-shwa) Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Circle Tour Travel Planner

Manistique Area Tourism Council

 

Manistique Oct2008 Photo Galleries

 

February 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

706 "Waterfalls Of Northern Ontario" [ 02/04/09 ]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Host Tom O’Boyle will visit all 7 of Grey County’s waterfalls on the 115 mile self-guiding driving tour.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Grey Waterfall Travel Planner

Grey County Tourism

 

1-877-SEE-GREY

 

707 "Lighthouse Tour" [ 02/11/09 ]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Bruce Lighthouse Tour Travel Planner

Bruce County Tourism

708 "Fun On The AuSable" [ 02/18/09 ]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he returns to rediscover the world famous AuSable River. This time he takes a different approach as he kayaks the area known as the wide waters and joins in on a family canoe trip. This is a journey that will leave you in wonder and excitement and we bet ready to take your own Great Getaway to the AuSable River.

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AuSable River Travel Planner

Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau

709 "Wine And Hops Trail" [ 02/25/09 ]
Join host Tom O’Boyle and his wife Mary Ann as they visit some of Michigan’s finest attractions, both natural and man made. We take in scenic beauty, museums, light house tours and we stop at some of the great old breweries and beautiful little wineries for a taste of Michigan.

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Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail

1-800-729-9375

March 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

710 "Houghton Lake In Summer" [ 03/04/09 ]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

800.676.5330

711 "Huron Manistee National Forest" [ 03/11/09 ]
Always on the search for new Hiking trails we have found some dandies that take us through the color rich Huron Manistee National Forest in autumn. We will be accompanied by a noted wildlife biologist who will enhance our trip with his knowledge of our natural surroundings. Then we have the great fortune to meet up with the legendary Paul Bunyan.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Fall Hiking Travel Planner

Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau

712 "Hiking The Highbanks" [ 03/18/09 ]
When they declared that River Road along the AuSable River was a National Scenic Byway little did we realize that there was so much more than a beautiful drive and great canoeing. Join us as we discover some of the most amazing and breathtaking views as we hike the Highbanks along the AuSable River.

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Oscoda Highbanks Travel Planner

Oscoda Visitors Bureau

713 "Getaway By Bus" [ 03/25/09 ]
If the price of gas is too high and you are looking for a relaxing way to travel, we have a great alternative. Take a bus and leave the driving to us (well, not us but the bus company).  We will take you to some of Michigan’s finest attractions as we sit inside this large limousine and leave the driving to someone else.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

April 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

714 "Ride Grey/Bruce" [ 04/01/09 ]
We tour the Bruce Peninsula in Canada in a whole new way. We jump on some motorcycles and relive our youth in a getaway we call "Born to Be Wild." We will see lighthouses and the Georgian Bay from the seat of a bike. Come on and get your motor running.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Ride Grey/Bruce Travel Planner

Ride Grey/Bruce Website

715 "Top of the Lake Circle Tour" [ 04/08/09 ]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place we fondly call the Upper Peninsula.  Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site located on the beautiful Snail Shell Harbor and all the way around to another very historic site the Seul Choix (pronounced Sis-shwa) Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Top Of The Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner

Manistique Oct2008 Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Area Tourism Council

 

716 "HIking The Bruce" [ 04/15/09 ]
Tom takes you on one of the most famed hiking trails in the world. Whether you are a family or an individual, a rookie or a veteran, this trail has something for everyone. The trail starts in Tobermory and follows the Niagara Escarpment, which was named by UNESCO in 1990 as a World Biosphere Reserve - an internationally recognized ecosystem. This ecosystem contains rare and precious wildflowers, trees and ferns, unique and fascinating rock formations defined on the east side by the strong, turquoise-blue boundary called Georgian Bay.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Bruce County Tourism

1-800-268-3838

717 "Bikes In Ontario" [ 04/22/09 ]
We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to spend our Getaways and today is no exception. We are going to bike through Ontario's most scenic peninsula and beautiful Lake Huron shoreline. We will hop on mountain bikes, trail bikes and family bikes and make some stops along our bike tour to take in some great food and attractions.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Ontario Biking Travel Planner

Bike The Bruce Website

718 "Waterfalls of Northern Ontario" [ 04/29/09 ]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Host Tom O’Boyle will visit all 7 of Grey County’s waterfalls on the 115 mile self-guiding driving tour.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Grey Waterfall Travel Planner

Grey County Tourism

May 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

719 "Biking In Tawas" [ 05/06/09 ]
Let’s Go Green. Biking seems to be the wave of the future. Save gas, get some great exercise and discover a wonderful new way to sight see. We will start at Tawas and its brand new bike trail and follow it through town to the Tawas Point Lighthouse, with a lot of surprises along the way.

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Tawas Biking Travel Planner

Tawas Biking Photo Gallery

 

Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

 

720 "The Mystique of Manistique" [ 05/13/09 ]
When you think of the U.P. you think of wilderness and that is what we are headed into, only this is a civilized wilderness. We will take a canoe down the Manistique River and then a hike through the beautiful Indian Lake State Park. Our guest will be 2 youngsters under the age of 10. This is another great family getaway.

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Manistique Summer Travel Planner

Manistique Tourism Council

721 "A Spring Nature Getaway" [ 05/20/09 ]
If you love Mother Nature then come along as we watch her come alive. We watch an eagle feeding her young, take in the bird migration and enjoy a kayak trip through a protected wetland.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Spring Travel Planner

Oscoda Spring Photo Galleries

 

Oscoda Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau

 

722 "Fairways of the Valley" [ 05/27/09 ]
With all the golf courses in Michigan it only makes sense to try some in the middle of the state, and that is just what we do as we join one of Michigan’s premier golf host in golfing the Saginaw valley.

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

www.fairwaysofthevalley.com

 

June 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

723 "Bikes In Ontario" [ 06/03/09 ]
We are always on the lookout for new and exciting ways to spend our Getaways and today is no exception. We are going to bike through Ontario's most scenic peninsula and beautiful Lake Huron shoreline. We will hop on mountain bikes, trail bikes and family bikes and make some stops along our bike tour to take in some great food and attractions.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Ontario Biking Travel Planner

Bike The Bruce Website

724 "Huron-Manistee National Forest" [ 06/10/09 ]
Always on the search for new Hiking trails we have found some dandies that take us through the color rich Huron Manistee National Forest in autumn. We will be accompanied by a noted wildlife biologist who will enhance our trip with his knowledge of our natural surroundings. Then we have the great fortune to meet up with the legendary Paul Bunyan.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Fall Hiking Travel Planner

Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau

725 "Michigan's Other Great Lakes" [ 06/17/09 ]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake.

Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form

Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner

Houghton Lake Photo Galleries

 

Houghton Lake Area Tourism

 

726 "Rifle River Recreation Area" [ 06/24/09 ]
The Rifle River Recreation Area covers 4,329 acres in Ogemaw County, and is the most predominant recreation facility in Michigan’s lower Peninsula. The park offers 159 campsites, has several hiking trails and several lakes in its boundaries. We will spend the week in one of the jewels of the Michigan State Park System. Everything from canoeing to Hiking and camping will be part of our adventure.

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Rifle River Recreation Area Travel Planner

West Branch/Ogemaw County TVB

July 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

727 "A Nature Getaway" [ 07/01/09 ]
If you love Mother Nature then come along as we watch her come alive. We watch an eagle feeding her young, take in the bird migration and enjoy a kayak trip through a protected wetland.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Spring Travel Planner

Oscoda Spring Photo Galleries

 

Oscoda Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau

 

728 "Biking Michigan's East Coast" [ 07/08/09 ]
Let’s Go Green. Biking seems to be the wave of the future. Save gas, get some great exercise and discover a wonderful new way to sight see. We will start at Tawas and its brand new bike trail and follow it through town to the Tawas Point Lighthouse, with a lot of surprises along the way.

Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form

Tawas Biking Travel Planner

Tawas Biking Photo Gallery

 

Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

 

729 "Getaway By Bus" [ 07/15/09 ]
If the price of gas is too high and you are looking for a relaxing way to travel, we have a great alternative. Take a bus and leave the driving to us (Well not us but the bus company) We will take you to some of Michigan’s finest attractions as we sit inside this large limousine and we leave the driving to someone else.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

730 "Top of the Lake Circle Tour" [ 07/23/09 ]
Join Host Tom O’Boyle as he takes us on a tour at the most northern edge of Lake Michigan in the place we fondly call the Upper Peninsula.  Our tour will take us to Fayette historic site located on the beautiful Snail Shell Harbor and all the way around to another very historic site the Seul Choix (pronounced Sis-shwa) Point Lighthouse at the other end. In between we will be stopping at the Seney Wildlife Sanctuary, the Thompson Fish Hatchery and many more.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Top Of The Lake Circle Tour Travel Planner

Manistique Oct2008 Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Area Tourism Council

 

731 "Pumpkinfest In Port Elgin" [ 07/30/09 ]
So you thought that the 1 pound cucumber in your garden was big? Wait until you see these 500 pound squash! Big veggies, classic cars, a canoe trip, an orchard visit, hot tubs and elegant dinners make this the perfect autumn Great Getaway.

Free Port Elgin Guide

Travel Planner For This Episode

Photo Galleries From This Episode

Bruce County Tourism

Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

 

August 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

732 "Michigan's Other Great Lakes" [ 08/06/09 ]
We rediscover an area that has been overlooked as people jet off to far away places never realizing what they have in their own backyard. We will take you to one of the only Civilian Conservation Corp Museums in the state. Sail on Higgins Lake often called one of the most beautiful lakes in the world. Spend a day hiking in the forest and do a little walleye fishing on Houghton Lake, Michigan's largest inland lake.

Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form

Houghton Lake Summer Travel Planner

Houghton Lake Photo Galleries

 

Houghton Lake Area Tourism

 

733 "Houghton Lake In Fall" [ 08/13/09 ]
We rediscovered this small town with a large lake in the summer. Now its time to find out what it is like in the autumn when the colors change and winds start to blow. We find some great backwoods fall hiking and canoe the AuSable as the leaves fall. The kids may be back in school but this is a trip that Mom and Dad would love to sneak away for.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Houghton Lake Fall Travel Planner

Houghton Lake Area Tourism Bureau

734 "Peninsula Fall Planner" [ 08/20/09 ]
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is our stop this week as we discover the most beautiful color in the Midwest.

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Upper Peninsula Fall Travel Planner

Upper Peninsula Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Tourism Council

 

735 "Ride Grey/Bruce" [ 08/27/09 ]
We tour the Bruce Peninsula in Canada in a whole new way. We jump on some motorcycles and relive our youth in a getaway we call "Born to Be Wild." We will see lighthouses and the Georgian Bay from the seat of a bike. Come on and get your motor running.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Ride Grey/Bruce Travel Planner

Ride Grey/Bruce Website

September 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

736 "Georgian Bay Lights" [ 09/01/09 ]
Lighthouses standing majestically on a shoreline or an island conjure up images of romance and adventure. As picturesque as they are, their flashing lights served a necessary, practical function for mariners of the past. The waters of Lake Huron and Georgian Bay can be treacherous--many an unfortunate ship didn't weather the storm, even with the aid of a lighthouse beacon! This trip will take us to 8 different lighthouses all located on Lake Huron in Bruce County.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Bruce Lighthouse Tour Travel Planner

Bruce County Tourism

737 "Upper Peninsula Fall Planner" [ 09/08/09 ]
The Upper Peninsula of Michigan is our stop this week as we discover the most beautiful color in the Midwest.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Upper Peninsula Fall Travel Planner

Upper Peninsula Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Tourism Council

 

738 "Fall In The Huron National Forest" [ 09/15/09 ]
Always on the search for new Hiking trails we have found some dandies that take us through the color rich Huron Manistee National Forest in autumn. We will be accompanied by a noted wildlife biologist who will enhance our trip with his knowledge of our natural surroundings. Then we have the great fortune to meet up with the legendary Paul Bunyan.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Fall Hiking Travel Planner

Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau

739 "Fall Harvest" [ 09/22/09 ]
So you thought that the 1 pound cucumber in your garden was big? Wait until you see these 500 pound squash! Big veggies, classic cars, a canoe trip, an orchard visit, hot tubs and elegant dinners make this the perfect autumn Great Getaway.

Free Port Elgin Guide

Port Elgin Travel Planner

Port Elgin Photo Galleries

Port Elgin Pumpkinfest

Bruce County Tourism

 

740 "Wonderful Waterfalls" [ 09/29/09 ]
Where the water and rocks meet, you will feel the rush as the river flows over the escarpments edge. So appealing that they merit their own tour, these special places are often just a short drive or hike from busy roads. Host Tom O’Boyle will visit all 7 waterfalls on the 115 mile self-guiding driving tour.

Free Waterfall Tour Guide/ Comment Form

Grey Waterfall Travel Planner

Grey County Tourism

October 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

741 "Fall Family Outdoors" [ 10/07/09 ]
What is there to do outdoors in Mid Michigan? More than you can imagine. On this whirlwind tour we discover grape farms, pumpkin patches, car shows, auto racing, bike trails, the Shiawassee National Wildlife Refuge and so much more.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Saginaw County Outdoors Travel Planner

Wildlife Refuge Photo Gallery

 

Saginaw Valley Convention & Visitors Bureau

 

742 "Fall Color on Big Bikes" [ 10/14/09 ]
Tawas, Michigan is a small town located on the shores of Lake Huron. We discover the fall beauty from bikes, cars and foot.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Tawas Fall Travel Planner

Tawas Fall Photo Galleries

 

Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

 

743 "National Forest in Color" [ 10/21/09 ]
Always on the search for new Hiking trails we have found some dandies that take us through the color rich Huron Manistee National Forest in autumn. We will be accompanied by a noted wildlife biologist who will enhance our trip with his knowledge of our natural surroundings. Then we have the great fortune to meet up with the legendary Paul Bunyan.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Convention & Visitors Bureau

Oscoda Fall Hiking Travel Planner

744 "Wine & Hops Trail" [ 10/28/09 ]
Join host Tom O’Boyle and his wife Mary Ann as they visit some of Michigan’s finest attractions, both natural and man made. We take in scenic beauty, museums, light house tours and we stop at some of the great old breweries and beautiful little wineries for a taste of Michigan.

Comment On This Show

Sunrise Side Wine & Hops Trail

1-800-729-9375

November 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

745 "A Nature Getaway" [ 11/04/09 ]
If you love Mother Nature then come along as we watch her come alive. We watch an eagle feeding her young, take in the bird migration and enjoy a kayak trip through a protected wetland.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Oscoda Spring Travel Planner

Oscoda Spring Photo Galleries

 

Oscoda Area Convention & Visitor's Bureau

 

746 "Rifle River Recreation Area" [ 11/11/09 ]
The Rifle River Recreation Area covers 4,329 acres in Ogemaw County, and is the most predominant recreation facility in Michigan’s lower Peninsula. The park offers 159 campsites, has several hiking trails and several lakes in its boundaries. We will spend the week in one of the jewels of the Michigan State Park System. Everything from canoeing to Hiking and camping will be part of our adventure.

Free DVD / Comment Form

Rifle River Recreation Area Travel Planner

West Branch Visitors Bureau

747 "Biking Michigan's East Coast" [ 11/18/09 ]
Let’s Go Green. Biking seems to be the wave of the future. Save gas, get some great exercise and discover a wonderful new way to sight see. We will start at Tawas and its brand new bike trail and follow it through town to the Tawas Point Lighthouse, with a lot of surprises along the way.

Free DVD / Guide / Comment Form

Tawas Biking Travel Planner

Tawas Biking Photo Gallery

 

Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

 

748 "Snowshoes In The Upper Peninsula" [ 11/25/09 ]
There is no place like Michigan’s Upper Peninsula when it comes to deep snow and lots of it. We will snowshoe deep into the Hiawatha National Forest for some incredible scenery. We won’t stop there with the snowshoe adventure. We find an abandoned trail that will give us all that we can handle with the big shoes. And what would a winter trip to the U.P. be with out some sledding? We complete this Getaway with a rail to trails trip.

Free DVD/Comment Form

Manistique Winter Travel Planner

Manistique Winter Photo Galleries

 

Manistique Tourism Council

 

December 2009

Show # "Episode Title" [ Satellite Feed Date]

749 "Fall Color On Big Bikes" [ 12/02/09 ]
Tawas, Michigan is a small town located on the shores of Lake Huron. We discover the fall beauty from bikes, cars and foot.

Free Guide / Comment Form

Tawas Fall Travel Planner

Tawas Fall Photo Galleries

 

Tawas Bay Tourist & Convention Bureau

 
750 "Hiking In The Trees" [ 12/09/09 ]
Here is a vacation you will never forget. We take a hike across tree tops in an old growth forest and then end with a zip line down 300 feet from the top of the Niagara Escarpment. Along the way we will stop at the oldest brewery in Ontario.

Free Grey County Guide/ Comment Form

Grey County Treetops Travel Planner

Grey County Tourism

751 "Mariner's Adventure - pt. I" [ 12/16/09 ]
We take an incredible Tour of the Georgian Bay, its lighthouses and Maritime disasters. This area of Lake Huron is full of beauty and carries romantic stories of the waters. We will bring some of those stories to life as we take A Mariners Adventure around the famous “Georgian Bay”.

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Bruce County Lighthouse Tour

1-800-268-3838

752 "Mariner's Adventure - pt. II" [ 12/23/09 ]
In Part 1 we took an incredible Tour of the Georgian Bay, its lighthouses and Maritime disasters. This week we head down the American side of Lake Huron to learn about its legends and lore as we discover the Ghosts and Guardians of Lake Huron.

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Michigan's Sunrise Side

 
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