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Awards & Honors

Jan 10th 2019

U.P. Ski Resort Named #2 in America by USA Today

Mount Bohemia, which is located on northern most portion of the Keweenaw Peninsula in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, finished No. 2 in the national publication’s 10Best Ski Resorts in America poll. Known for its extreme backcountry runs, it was the only resort east of the Rocky Mountains to be named to the top 10.

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Oct 29th 2018

Black Star Riesling Takes Top Prize at International Competition

Black Star Farms' 2017 Arcturos Dry Riesling was named Best Wine of 2018 at the 19th Annual Canberra International Riesling Challenge in Canberra, Australia on Oct. 19.

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Oct 23rd 2018

Coppercraft Distillery Earns Spirit of the Year Honors

Coppercraft Distillery has been named 2018 Spirit of the Year by USA Spirits Ratings, a competition that aims judge spirits as consumers do. The Holland-based business also had its Straight Bourbon Whiskey honored as the Best Spirit of the Year by Quality and Best Spirit of the Year by Package.

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Oct 12th 2018

USA Today Readers Pick U.P. as Top Spot for Fall Colors

The Upper Peninsula was selected by USA Today readers across the country as the best destination in America to view fall foliage.The multi-week competition was held as part of USA Today's 10Best Readers' Choice Awards for 2018. The U.P. and all its glory beat out 19 other locations around the country.

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Oct 09th 2018

Mackinac Island Listed as a Top U.S. Island by Conde Nast Traveler

More than 429,000 readers submitted millions of ratings as part of the award, sharing their recent travel experiences. Mackinac Island was listed as No. 6 on the list, alongside tropical paradises like Maui and Oahu and picturesque getaways like Nantucket and Hilton Head.

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Sep 15th 2018

Long Road Named 'Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery' by USA Today Readers

Long Road Distillers, 537 Leonard St. NW, was named "Best Craft Specialty Spirits Distillery in the United States" as part of USA Today's 10Best awards for the second year in a row. The Grand Rapids distillery topped a list of 20 nominees from around the country over the course of the 4-week competition.

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Sep 05th 2018

Expedia Names Mackinac Island Among Most Tourist-Friendly Cities in America

Travel website Expedia.com highlighted Mackinac Island as one of the 13 most tourist-friendly cities in America. The piece highlights carriages, fudge, and the Grand Hotel among prime reasons to visit the island.

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Aug 27th 2018

Expedia Recognizes Charlevoix, MI as the Best Place to Travel in October

Expedia only chooses one destination each month; recognized as the most noteworthy place to visit. Charlevoix was named a premier fall destination due to the city’s dazzling fall colors, vibrant downtown, abundant recreational opportunities, and delightful attractions.

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Aug 23rd 2018

Time Names Detroit Foundation Hotel One of 'World's Greatest Places'

Detroit Foundation Hotel, which opened in May 2017 in a former fire station at 250 W. Larned in Detroit, is among Time Magazine's 100 Greatest Places 2018. It was also named one of the 100 best new hotels in the world by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Condé Nast Travel earlier this spring.

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Aug 23rd 2018

Boyne City named Great American Main Street Semi-finalist

The northern Michigan city of Boyne City may be the next winner of Great American Main Street. It has been named a semi-finalist in the national competition. The 2019 Great American Main Street winners will be announced in March at the 2019 Main Street Now Conference in Seattle, Wash.

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