Lake Michigan – September
Lake Michigan in September always seemed perfect. The above photo is from a camera near Holland, MI about 30 miles south of where we lived….though the dunes/beaches are very similar all along the shoreline of western Michigan.
So after a short walk through the dunes from our home….this would be the beach….very nice in September.
Major issues in western Michigan have always been not to overdevelop the shoreline…..for the most part successful….and more importantly how the abundance of fresh water can influence the economies of the Great Lakes states.
The challenge for many lakeshore communities (and the state) has been to protect the shoreline and to take advantage of a very significant natural resource….and also to use that resource for a long-term economic strategy.
I miss having the quick access to the “Big” lake…though in winter an entirely different picture!