Culture

Get your glow on

Traverse winter trails by candlelight at upcoming events at Point Beach State Forest and Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve.

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Remembering the Christmas Tree Ship

It was a gale of November in 1912 that claimed the Rouse Simmons and her crew. The ship would lie undiscovered for almost six decades.

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Take a hike.

Put the outdoors back on your list of winter fun. The gem that is Woodland Dunes Nature Center & Preserve is a delightful place to stretch your legs in the brisk air amidst hardwood and conifer forests, wetlands and prairies. And don’t let snow stop you; it’s a perfect spot to snowshoe. You can rent a pair at the Nature Center for $5 if you don’t have your own.

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Art in progress

A team of artists are working on an impressive mural depicting the fish who reside in our Lake Michigan waters. The 110-foot piece is being painted on the back wall of Seagull Marina’s maintenance building, which abuts the new South Breakwater Trail.

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Do you bake a killer apple pie?

An important part of the upcoming AppleFest is the baking contest. Pies, cakes, cookies–any recipe that contains apples–is eligible. Judges consider presentation, appearance, taste, texture and recipe. Last year’s winner was a caramel pecan apple cheesecake.

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