Now the ice is building in ridges along the shores of West Michigan. If you decide to explore this, be very careful. Some have plunged into frigid waters when they thought there was solid ice under them. The ice moves in and out of the lake all the time with wind and wave action. It is pretty though.
Read more about the Great Lakes in The Dynamic Great Lakes. The book is available on Kindle, and paperback through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and many fine bookstores.