Take a Closer Look




Story by Barbara Saunders Sims
Photography by Dianne Maynard Baker

Join the Sunrise to Sunset Ceremonial tour of the Village of Pentwater, guided by Scully, the grey squirrel, who also happens to be the village mayor! Walk slowly and listen carefully as Scully introduces his friends along the nature tour that can only be seen if you Take a Closer Look!

It was sunrise in the little Village of Pentwater, nestled along the Great Lake Michigan and its sandy shores. The families who lived in the Village —and those who visited every year—loved to see everything come to life at the first sign of sunlight, as it peeked through the forests, rising high over the Village Green and setting like a fireball into the Great Lake at the end of day, painting the beaches and the sky with every color in the rainbow.

But there was something very special about the little Village that only a few families knew—and only they were able to see. Hidden away, very quietly, along the lake shores, sand dunes and forest trails, lived the characters of a story yet to be told. A story as unique as the imagination within every child; a story that will inspire them to re-discover familiar natural surroundings and imagine what could be… if they would stop and Take a Closer Look!