5 episodes

Each Saturday, we select one of Thumbwind.com's amazing short stories from the Great Lakes region and the Tip of Michigan’s Thumb. So sit back, relax and enjoys this week’s tale from the End of the Road in Michigan.

The End of the Road in Michigan Thumbwind's End of the Road

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Each Saturday, we select one of Thumbwind.com's amazing short stories from the Great Lakes region and the Tip of Michigan’s Thumb. So sit back, relax and enjoys this week’s tale from the End of the Road in Michigan.

    Special Bonus Episode - How Art, Kayaking, and a Farmers Market saved Port Austin.

    Special Bonus Episode - How Art, Kayaking, and a Farmers Market saved Port Austin.

    This short story is about how Port Austin, a sleepy little town at the tip of Michigan’s Thumb, is transforming itself into a unique destination for Kayakers, Tourist, and Artists.

    • 8 min
    Ep. 4 - The President's Whispers, the Story of the Port Austin's Garfield Inn

    Ep. 4 - The President's Whispers, the Story of the Port Austin's Garfield Inn

    The 20th President of the United States, James Garfield, did not build or own this 1850s landmark Inn in Port Austin, Michigan. But he was a rather frequent visitor. The fascinating history of the Inn really resides with the family that built the house, Charles and Maria Learned.

    • 6 min
    Ep. 3 - History the Mysterious Charity Island in Michigan's Saginaw Bay

    Ep. 3 - History the Mysterious Charity Island in Michigan's Saginaw Bay

    There it sits — a lush tree-lined island on the horizon of Saginaw Bay. Big and Little Charity Islands are ten miles from the western shore of Michigan’s Thumb. Except for a couple of seasonal residents who live and host tours at the lighthouse keepers house, the island is uninhabited. These islands are considered, by the US Fish and Wildlife Services, has one of the more remote and least visited islands in the Michigan Island National Wildlife Sanctuary. Visitors are few due to the bolder filled and treacherous shallow waters that surround the island. Yet Charity Island has a fascinating history with its isolation and remoteness in a busy Saginaw Bay.

    • 12 min
    Ep. 2 - Isle Royale Adventure For Seniors

    Ep. 2 - Isle Royale Adventure For Seniors

    Isle Royale is considered one of the most remote, and isolated U.S. National Parks in the lower 48 states. Traveling here is not for the faint of heart, because what it lacks for comfort, it makes up for in its natural beauty and innocence. It's rugged. That does not mean to say that if you're over the age of 50 that you can’t venture to this pristine island in the northwestern edge of Lake Superior.

    • 10 min
    Ep. 1 - How You Can Island Hop in the Great Lakes

    Ep. 1 - How You Can Island Hop in the Great Lakes

    When you think of island hopping, your mind turns to swaying palm trees, seaside tiki huts, and white sand beaches. However, with over 35,000 islands, the salt, and shark-free Great Lakes offers some of the most inviting, and unique chances for island exploring anywhere in the world. Some of these magnificent island destinations are only accessible by boat, or floatplane, while others offer regularly scheduled ferry services. Here are the choice island destinations, above and beyond Michigan’s famous Mackinac Island.

    • 6 min

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