Summer is here, and there are numerous ways to enjoy the warm weather in West Michigan -- dive into summer in this month's Women's Lifestyle Magazine.

We know in West Michigan, summer is all about the beach! Find a list of beaches to visit, how to make your own beach bags, and some tips for traveling with pets in the latest edition.

Looking to be active on the water this summer? Learn more about the sport and check out events with the West Michigan Kayaking Club. No matter where you are, you can always find ways to work your muscles. Personal trainer Cari Draft shows off ways to use your outdoor surrounding to burn calories.

The Blandford Nature Center is a wealth of learning for those of all ages. Check out their new visitor center and learn more about founder Mary Jane Dockeray.

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