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Collecting Beach Glass

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Beach Glass - Colors

Like collecting fossils, stones and driftwood, searching Lake Michigan’s shoreline for beach glass is a relaxing hobby that beachgoers of every age can enjoy. Over the years, when I have been out taking photos along the lake, I would pick up the occasional piece of beach glass bring it home and put it in my ‘junk’ drawer. As the pile built up, I started to notice the differences in shape and color in my small collection. I also began to notice how beach glass had been incorporated in the decoration of friends’ homes and its prevalence in area shops as jewelry and mosaic. As a result, I have started actively searching for beach glass when walking from location to location taking photos along Lake Michigan.

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Heritage Wine Tour (1 Day)

Southwestern Michigan is one of the premier wine regions in the U.S. Lake Michigan tempers our climate, so it replicates the grape-growing areas of France and Germany. As a result, we attract winemakers, who are gaining national attention for their award-winning vintages. This day trip tells how it all started.

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Chocolate & Wine Tour (1 Day)

There are multiple ways in Southwestern Michigan to pair these two foodie pleasures, so check back here in the coming months for different destinations. Let’s get started.

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In and Around St. Joseph
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CitiesMilesDrive Time (hrs)
Chicago 99 2
Detroit 183
Flint 170
Ft. Wayne 121
Grand Rapids 83
Indianapolis 163 3
Kalamazoo 50 1
Lansing 120
South Bend 36 ½
Toledo 200 4

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