Tip of the Mitt

The “Tip of the Mitt” or Michigan’s northern Lower Peninsula is my home away from home. Since before I can remember my family has been going up to Douglas Lake and spending time in towns like Harbor Springs, Petoskey, and Mackinaw City. I’ve seen countless sunsets up there and I’ve never been disappointed by any of them.

Douglas Lake is where I spent many of my summers growing up and it has become a special place for me. As I became more familiar with the tip of the mitt and the people that live there, I’ve come to realize that it’s not only the wonderful landscapes and food that make it an incredible place, it’s the people. Everyone I have crossed paths with up north has been genuinely nice. Driving down the road that leads to Douglas Lake, people taking an afternoon walk or cutting their grass always smile and wave to you, even if you don’t know each other. It’s a great place for anyone to be and I’m happy I’ve gotten the chance to spend time there.

Documenting my time up there with a camera is always easy. It’s almost like northern Michigan knows I’m coming and it always makes up a special plan for me. The last two years my photos have been finalists in the Pure Michigan Photo Contest, both being taken at Douglas Lake only several hundred yards away from each other. It truly is an incredible place.

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