Living Well in West Michigan

We had a good taste of Autumn last week but summer moved back in for a few days this weekend.  With warmer weather and southerly winds the salmon run will likely slow down a bit on the Pere Marquette, but the forecast for later in the week looks promising and should get the fish moving again in good numbers.

Founded in 1898, Bortell’s Fisheries is a Great Lakes icon and located just down the coast from us between Ludington and Pentwater.  They serve locally caught and imported fish fresh by the pound or fried to take away.  You can even order a meal with fries and coleslaw, bring your own favorite beverage, and eat at the picnic tables or right in the grass out front.  There’s not a better way to enjoy a late summer day in West Michigan.  I’d recommend the Lake Michigan whitefish.  It is some tasty stuff.

Bortell’s closes for the season after Labor Day, so get up here now, catch some salmon, let them go, then get yourself a pile of fried whitefish.  Nelson’s Frontier Market has a great selection of cold craft beer and is located on the way to Bortell’s just south of Ludington.  You can’t beat that.  Good living.

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