Paddle Boarding in Northern Michigan: How it Changed My Mother’s Life

This past summer brought a new phenomenon to Northern Michigan: paddle boarding. Traverse Magazine highlighted this new Up North water lover’s activity with a summer story dedicated to the growing paddleboard community. The story, “Stand Up and Paddle,” featured breathtaking photos that would make anyone want to jump on a board and hit the bay. But more than that, the piece was about how women could become a part of this sport. And that idea empowered my mother to help change her entire lifestyle.

Click here to read my blog about how the story “Stand Up and Paddle” helped change my mother’s life.

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