We believe adventure is everywhere... whether it's walking the beach for rocks, paddleboarding an inland lake, or hammocking along the North Country Trail.
Whatever it may be, adventure is a feeling, a state of mind that varies from person to person. There can be many kinds or intensities of adventure–you need not go far, take extreme risks, or have a set agenda. Sometimes the best adventures can be found in our own backyard—spontaneous and unexpected.
When we venture out with new eyes to experience the landscape of our everyday lives, something good is bound to happen.
So let's celebrate that spirit of small-scale adventure when we explore what's right outside our door...
Go on, get out there and Seek Your Adventure!
Sue Irish Stewart , a Harbor Springs local and woods-hiker, shares her thoughts on taking walks...
Doug Craven, LTBB Natural Resources Director, shares his family's tradition of starting spring with the sugaring moon.
Joshua Meyerson , an avid skier and Petoskey local, shares a family winter tradition.
Amy Kitscher, a Petoskey local, shares her story about how a finish line in Zorn Park started her passion for running.
Linnae Dawson, lead ranger at Petoksey State Park, shares her love of a winter landscape.
Sarah Mayhew, an Education Coordinator at Little Traverse Conservancy, shares her story about "getting away" while staying close to home.
Kristie Holzschu, a teacher at Harbor Springs Shay Elementary, shares a story of her family's adventure in a Model T.
Elly Oom, a Cross Village local, shares her story of a day spent hanging at Sturgeon Bay.
Claire Flemming, a high school student in Harbor Springs who runs on both the cross country and track teams, shares a story from running the trails behind her house.
Patrick O'Brien, who lives in St. Louis and Harbor Springs, shares a story from early May.
John Booth, a Cross Village local, shares his story of a seemingly Alaskan addiction.
Brad Wagner, a telemark skier, reflects on his experience at the 2015 Snowflea TeleFest.
Dave Irish, a long-time local and owner of Irish Boat Shop, shares his story of skiing these woods, day after day, year after year.
Sue Esser, a local and avid nordic skier, shares her story.
Nolen Pulliam, a Snow Farmer on the Nub's Nob crew, shares his behind-the-scenes story.
Kitty Suarez of Alanson and owner of Harbor's Signature Salon and Spa shares her story of being at home with her husband, Emil, on a Sunday afternoon thinking, "What should we do today?"
Sally Brown shares her story of walking the shoreline at Petoskey State Park, looking for rocks on a Monday afternoon in October.