Grandparents Michigan Style: Places to Go and Wisdom to Share

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Take an active role in your grandchildren's lives. Show them the best of Michigan. Teach the valuable lessons you've learned throughout your years. Grandparents Michigan Style is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. The guidebook features more than 65 Michigan attractions and activities, with tips on making each stop a bonding experience. If you're a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren's healthy development, this book is...
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Overview

Take an active role in your grandchildren's lives. Show them the best of Michigan. Teach the valuable lessons you've learned throughout your years. Grandparents Michigan Style is filled with insights and advice to help you along the way. The guidebook features more than 65 Michigan attractions and activities, with tips on making each stop a bonding experience. If you're a grandparent who wants to play an instrumental part in your grandchildren's healthy development, this book is for you!
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781591931713
  • Publisher: Adventure Publications, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 2/1/2009
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,438,744
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Since marrying and moving to the country twenty-two years ago, Mary Crowley has been surrounded by forests, prairies, birds, dogs, cats, horses and lots of other wild creatures. When husband, Mike, built her Lady Slipper Cottage in the woods, her dream expanded, but it wasn’t complete until she became a grandmother. Kate has been a naturalist, an educator, and a writer for 30 years, first at the Minnesota Zoo and then the Audubon Center of the North Woods. She has co-authored 12 books with Mike and writes for magazines and a monthly nature newspaper column. Kate enjoys hiking, biking, skiing, scrapbooking, reading and spending as much time as possible with her grandchildren. She cares deeply about preserving the natural world.

Mike Link is the author of 22 books and numerous magazine articles. He and his wife, Kate, live in Willow River, Minnesota, where they enjoy helping their grandchildren discover the world of nature and play. The bird feeders are always full and the forest has wonderful trails. For 37 years Mike directed the Audubon Center and now, entering retirement, he looks forward to writing, teaching for both Northland College and Hamline University, and of course spending time with the grandchildren. As his books attest, traveling is another passion. With fifty states and twenty countries covering his travels, paddles, hikes, and explorations, he feels that he owes a debt to the earth. Whether we call it Mother Nature, Gaia or Creation, the earth is our source of air, water and sustenance, and its destruction is a crime.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6

A Word from Mike Link 8

A Word from Kate Crowley 10

How to Use This Book 11

Map 12

Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 14

Detroit Science Center 16

Detroit Zoo 18

Greenfield Village 20

The Henry Ford 22

Ford Rouge Factory Tour 24

Abbott Magic Company 26

Air Zoo 28

Kalamazoo Nature Center 30

Holland Tulips 32

Great Lakes Naval Memorial and Museum 34

Butterfly Gardens 36

Lena Meijer Children's Garden 38

Michigan History Museum 40

State Capitol 42

Festival Fun in Frankenmuth 44

Marshall Fredericks Sculpture Garden and Museum 46

Hartwick Pines State Park and Logging Museum 48

Interlochen Center for the Arts 50

Tall Ship Sailing 52

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore 54

Oden State Fish Hatchery 56

Mackinac Island 58

Historic Mill Creek Discovery Park 60

Colonial Michilimackinac 62

Museum of Ojibwa Culture 64

Locks at Sault Sainte Marie 66

The Birds of Whitefish Point 68

Tahquamenon State Park 70

Great Lakes Shipwreck Museum 72

Seney National Wildlife Refuge 74

Fayette Historic State Park 76

Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore 78

Marquette Maritime Museum 80

Michigan Iron Industry Museum 82

U.S. National Ski & Snowboard Hall of Fame 84

Sylvania Canoe Wilderness 86

Porcupine Mountain Wilderness State Park 88

Keewenaw National Historical Park 90

Fort Wilkins Historic State Park 92

Isle Royale National Park 94

Amtrak 96

Art Museums 98

Beaches 100

Biking 102

Botanical Gardens 104

Campfire 106

Canoeing 108

Cemetery Visit 110

Children's Museums 112

Cooking Together 114

Drive-In Restaurants 116

Ethnic Celebrations 118

Farmers Market 120

Farm Life122

Ferry across Lake Michigan 124

Fireworks 126

Fishing 128

Grandparents Day 130

Kirtland Warblers 132

Kite Flying 134

Libraries 136

Lighthouses 138

Michigan Weather 140

Petoskey Stones 142

Picking Cherries 144

Picnicking 146

Pow Wow 148

Urban Parks 150

Waterfalls 152

Winter Festivals 154

Index 156

About the Authors 160

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