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Exploring Michigan’s least known scenic byway

It’s a strange thing to experience cabin fever in the summer, and yet, in this most unusual of years, many people have. If you’re among them then perhaps it’s time to hit the road. How about exploring one of our state’s lesser known scenic byways? The River Road National Scenic Byway is a 22-mile stretch between the Huron-Manistee National Forest and the tiny hamlet of Oscoda

By |September 3rd, 2020|

The ‘Boy Governor’ who made Michigan a state

Stevens Mason wasn’t born in Michigan. He didn’t die in Michigan either, yet he is very well-known for being a true Michiganian, and his influence on our state is undeniable. Also known as the Boy Governor, Stevens was instrumental in Michigan gaining statehood. The month of September has quite a few important dates in our state, and a couple of them revolve around this interesting man

By |September 2nd, 2020|

New Michigan-themed digital cookbook released

Perhaps the only thing that can make Michigan’s agricultural products and inventive locally-produced foods even more tantalizing is when talented chefs combine them and take them to a masterful new level. That’s what makes Taste the Local Difference’s (TLD)new digital cookbook such an exciting addition to Michigan’s foodie culture. The Traverse city-based local food marketing company has collected more than thirty recipes from its local food

By |September 2nd, 2020|

Journeying up to Michigan’s best hard cider makers

As the harvesting of cherries gives way to apples, and trips to beaches give way to cider mill visits, the craving for the fruits of one of Michigan’s fastest growing industries also seems to naturally increase. While the state has long been known for wine and beer, hard cider has now become a quintessential component of its beverage industry. A stop in a hard cider tasting

By |September 2nd, 2020|

September 2020

As we continue to adjust to our new reality, some events are taking place in modified form, and some are being adapted to a virtual setting. Either way, there are lots of fun options to explore this month. Here are a dozen of our favorites. September 1-5 Chairlift Ride at Crystal Mountain – Thompsonville There’s nothing quite like a panoramic view and Crystal Mountain is eager

By |September 2nd, 2020|

Taking a glimpse into the past at Detroit’s Historic Fort Wayne

The year was 1841, and the United States faced another possible threat from Great Britain, the same nation from whom it had won freedom only 65 years ago, and who tried again to retake it 28 years prior. In August of this year, Congress appropriated hundreds of dollars to build a chain of forts from the East Coast to the Minnesota Territory. One of these forts,

By |August 1st, 2020|
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