Under the Forest Floor at Maquoketa Caves

The light was tricky as we entered the looming mouth of the Upper Dancehall cave at Maquoketa Caves State Park. My eyes kept adjusting to the shadows cast from the towering rocks and oak trees. Radiant beams of sunlight pierced the gloom, all whirling with pollen, dust and insects. While…

White and tan sand dunes, some topped with grass, at Warren Dunes State Park

Summer Sun and Sand At Michigan’s Warren Dunes

If you want to build sand castles and climb huge sand dunes, there’s no better place than at Warren Dunes State Park. The park, along the shores of Lake Michigan in southern Michigan, is just a 90-minute’s drive from Chicago. It’s a great alternative to the better-known Indiana Dunes National…