There are so many ways to enjoy fall leaves in Michigan. Take a walk through the woods, and smile as a leaf picks that moment to drop in front of you. Drive one of our many winding roads and marvel at the colors as they run alongside. Occasionally you’ll happen upon an open area where the palette
A great animated film delights the kids, with plenty of other elements that parents can enjoy as well. These Halloween events are in that same vein. The scare level is low enough that your kids can sleep at night, but they, and you, will have plenty of fun at Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations. Hallowe’en at Greenfield
The air is finally crisp, the leaves are beginning to turn, and cider mills are open. Another glorious autumn is upon us so here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in October 2021. October 1-24 Zoorasic Park – Battle Creek Perhaps the only thing that could make a zoo more exciting to kids is the
Michigan is home to many notable individuals, men and women, of all ages. One woman in particular was not only important to our state, but also to the entire nation. She was so remarkable that she was inducted into both the National Women’s Hall of Fame and the Michigan Women's Hall of Fame. Sojourner Truth was an
At this time of year, you can find them for sale around nearly every corner. That’s because we love Halloween, but also because Michigan farmers grow nearly 80 million pounds of pumpkins each year. You can carve them, roast the seeds, toss some in a smoothie, make soup, and a myriad of other things. Of course, lots
When travelers cross the Ambassador Bridge into the United States, they land immediately in Mexicantown. I don’t know about you, but I find that a bit amusing. Can’t help but wonder if it has ever confused anyone to be greeted by Mexican flags when entering the U.S. Unfortunately, these days, there are less people crossing that border.
Love them or hate them, standardized tests play a critical role in the American educational system, and consequently, in the life of each student. Tests often determine funding, which in turn has an impact on every student. Of course, exam scores always play a huge factor in grades. Coupling those grades with ACT or SAT scores can
Meteorologists and students may have reason to believe summer is over, but is it? The weather still allows for plenty of summer fun, yet the calendar hints at fall. Decide for yourself. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in September 2021. Be sure to check with organizers in advance to make sure of any
I took a drive up to Mackinaw City this past weekend. Along the way I saw numerous signs warning travelers that the Mackinac Bridge would be closed on Labor Day from 6:30am to 12:00 pm for the bridge walk. Not only that, but I was able to cross the bridge four times that weekend. It made me
Our state, like most of the world, is still reeling from the effects of the pandemic both from a health perspective and an economic one. Many small businesses in particular have been devastated by closures, supply chain issues, and ongoing employment challenges. With so many global events affecting us, it can feel like there isn’t much that
There’s often a debate over whether or not one person can really make a difference. That question has been solved with a resounding yes when it comes to a roadside attraction near Marquette. With just a simple idea, and a fair amount of land, Tom Lakenen has been able to create lifelong memories for passing travelers, as
Though pirates are criminals, usually quite brutal and violent, their lives are often studied, esteemed, and shown as an exciting lifestyle in many stories and Hollywood movies, from Captain Hook in Once Upon a Time to Captain Jack Sparrow. Many of the well-known pirates sailed tropical seas, but the Great Lakes has had their fair share of
They say life is like a bowl of cherries. I’m not sure what that means in other places, but here in Michigan, if your life is well represented by a bowl of cherries then it must be pretty darn good. Cherries are spectacular for our economy, and of course they are exceptionally tasty, which is why they
I used to be a bit of a purest when it came to my tastes in beer. The closest I came to a fruit beer was adding an orange slice to my Bells Oberon. Times have changed as the brewers in our state have produced so many interesting, flavorful fruity beers over the years, that I just
Vehicles, music, foods, even the wild and wacky, take center stage this month around the state. Get your summer fun on at some of these intriguing events. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021. July 30-August 8 Coast Guard Festival – Grand Haven Of all the summer festivals, this is one of
The aptly named One Thirty Eight Cocktail Lounge has opened at 138 W. Third St. in Harbor Springs. The lounge offers an assortment of classic and modern cocktails, along with beer options, ranging from nostalgic domestic brands to craft labels, and wines. The food menu is focused on small bites and shareables. Examples include bleu cheese-stuffed olives
Starting as a local ice cream truck in 2019, Milk & Froth, an ice cream shop is a cool new addition to Detroit's summer. The scoop shop will be serving up both vegan and classic ice cream options daily moving from the truck into its first brick-and-mortar at 535 Griswold Street.
Detroit's oldest operating microbrewery has added a new location on the Avenue of Fashion in Detroit. In addition to a range of craft brews, like the popular Ghettoblaster, the new space features casual fare. It's located at 19350 Livernois Avenue.
Charlie’s Candy Barrel features a large variety of candy, over 200 different flavors of pop in glass bottles, and gag gifts. The owner's intent is to spread joy. Like a good old fashioned sweets shop, customers can purchase the candy for 15 cents each or $8.99 for a bag filled with candy of the customer’s choosing. Visit
Summer wouldn’t be the same without indulging in some sweet, cold, creamy, decadent treats, but how far would you go to satisfy a craving for creamy, dreamy, greatness? Whether you prefer a cup or a cone, vanilla or chocolate, toppings or plain, these little shops are waiting to delight you, and they are worthy of a road
Michigan’s Lower Peninsula has an obvious resemblance to a hand, making the region around Port Austin the tip of the Thumb. It is an area riddled with small towns you may not have heard of like Ubly, Pigeon and Sebewaing, along with wind farms, and plenty of access to lovely Lake Huron. You can get to the
Since 2008, Kresge Arts in Detroit has awarded more than $6.7 million through 13 Kresge Eminent Artist Awards, 238 Kresge Artist fellowships, and 32 Gilda Awards. Last year, in recognition of the impact of COVID-19 to the arts community, Kresge expanded funding to support two additional Kresge Artist Fellows, for a total of 20 annual fellowships, and
Our state has reopened and many of our favorite events are back. Summer hits full swing this month with fireworks, parades, and plenty of beach time. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2021. July 9-11 Blake’s Lavender Festival – Armada It’s lavender season and it smells so good! Take a tranquility break
Beaver Island is the third largest island in Michigan and has been a popular vacation tourist destination since the 1860s. It is well known for its beautiful beaches, awesome forests, recreational harbors and its isolation from the mainland. In addition to this, did you know that it has a colorful and unique history? This is especially true
One of Kalamazoo's most unique bar concepts has opened a new location in Detroit. Beer Exchange 1260 Washington Blvd. At The Beer Exchange guests set the beer prices based on the principle of supply and demand. The interactive drinking environment is complemented by a menu of comfort food and plant-based alternatives.