15 Reasons to Visit Lake Michigan in Winter
Glimpse the year ahead
15. At Michigan Thyme, a gift shop and cafe in New Buffalo, manager Jenny Trainor shows the patio, buried in soft drifts. "Our little birdhouses look so hopeful out there, don't they?" she asks. Crayon-box bright and stubbornly optimistic, they cheerfully poke their roofs above the snow, little wooden harbingers of spring.
Originally published in Midwest Living® January/February 2008.