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10 things you didn’t know you can do in Detroit

There are so many wonderful experiences to have in Detroit, especially in the summer. Most people who enjoy the city have at some point shopped Eastern Market, taken a stroll along the riverfront, watched a sunset from Belle Isle, taken in a Tiger game, and/or biked the Dequindre Cut. Those are all wonderful things to do. If

10 things you didn’t know you can do in Detroit2022-07-05T16:30:05-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in July 2022

We are definitely in the heat of summer now, where boats and barbecues abound. Fun can be found nearly everywhere, so we’ve highlighted some of the coolest in our 12 things to do in Michigan in July 2022. July 1-31 Breath of Michigan World Record Attempt – Dearborn This month Michiganders of a unique opportunity to learn

12 things to do in Michigan in July 20222022-07-05T11:36:22-04:00

12 Things to do in Michigan in June 2022

With the unofficial start of summer behind us, fun is rising like the temperature. Here are our 12 things to do in Michigan in June 2022. June 1-5 JumpstART – Kalamazoo Kalamazoo kicks its summer off by embracing the arts. Previously known as June Jubilee, this extended weekend is chock-full of art, music, food, and fun in

12 Things to do in Michigan in June 20222022-06-03T14:50:52-04:00

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month

May has been proclaimed Michigan Wine Month by Governor Gretchen Whitmer. According to the official proclamation, Michigan's wine and wine grape industry contributes $5.4 billion in economic impact. That includes a whopping $253 million in tourism spending. It also supports more than 47,000 jobs. That makes it an industry worth honoring, and let’s face it, there are

8 great ways to celebrate Michigan Wine Month2022-05-01T14:25:17-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in May 2022

The cold has come and gone all spring so far, but we’re finally heating things up with our 12 things to do in Michigan in May 2022. Flowers are blooming, boats are reappearing in our lakes, and a month of delightful experiences awaits. May 6-8 Glass Spring Fling – Dearborn Thankfully, the talented folks at Glass Academy have

12 things to do in Michigan in May 20222022-04-30T13:23:36-04:00

Springtime fun in Frankenmuth

Once upon a time, Frankenmuth was a relatively ordinary little hamlet in Saginaw County that had been founded by German settlers. That is, until local businessman William “Tiny” Zehnder had an idea. He wanted to add atmosphere to what was then Fischer’s Hotel, by adding Bavarian Architecture. The idea took hold in the late 1950s, and before

Springtime fun in Frankenmuth2022-04-08T10:26:45-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022

The weather may not be fully cooperating yet, but spring is in full swing with our 12 things to do in Michigan in April 2022. Whether you’re more excited about Easter fun, dance parties, or beer at the ballpark, there’s something for you. April 8 Tigers Opening Day – Detroit It took a little while to get

12 things to do in Michigan in April 20222022-04-07T16:06:55-04:00

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return

Each spring, as the days get longer and the temperatures begin to rise, Michiganders head out into the woods to take part in the state’s oldest agricultural activity…tapping maple trees for sap to be turned into mouth-watering maple syrup, candies and other sweet treats. This year, 24 members of the Michigan Maple Syrup Association (spread out throughout

Michigan Maple Syrup Weekends return2022-03-02T18:33:57-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022

Our 12 things to do in Michigan in March 2022 focus on food, flutters and frivolity. March 1-April 30 Butterflies Are Blooming – Grand Rapids One of the most welcome signs of spring returns. The conservatory at Meijer Gardens heats up to welcome butterflies and winter-weary guests. You’ll feel like you’re in Florida with 85-degree temps and

12 things to do in Michigan in March 20222022-03-02T20:09:37-05:00

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees

Hugging the Lake Superior shore for a resplendent 42 miles, Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore is one of Michigan’s most precious gems. There are waterfalls to explore, trails to trek, and incredible vistas in nearly any direction. The area welcomed a record 1.2 million visitors in 2020. Naturally that raised some questions about care and safety. Consequently, an

Pictured Rocks adds entrance fees2022-03-02T17:24:23-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022

Our state is a winter wonderland for a little while longer, so get out and enjoy these 12 things to do in Michigan in February 2022. February 3-6 Michigan International Auto Show – Grand Rapids After a year of interruption, this popular showcase of available vehicles is back. Visitors will find trucks, SUV's, crossovers, hybrids, electrics, luxury

12 things to do in Michigan in February 20222022-02-22T00:39:37-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022

Omicron has numbers rising again so most of our 12 things to do in Michigan in January 2022 are centered around the great outdoors. It’s time to embrace our winter wonderland. January 11 Gallery Chat: Michigan Arts & Artists – Grand Rapids No matter the season, Michigan is home to majestic landscapes, intriguing communities, and talented artists.

12 things to do in Michigan in January 20222022-01-08T10:44:34-05:00

12 things to do in Michigan in December 2021

Not surprisingly, our 12 things to do in Michigan in December 2021 is all about the holidays. Whether you long for lights, songs, or shops, we've got you covered, and then some. Dec 1-18 Dashing Through the Snow – Marshall How about an original theatrical production to put an extra spark in your holiday fire? This show

12 things to do in Michigan in December 20212021-12-04T12:16:06-05:00

16 Michigan communities receive park improvement grants

Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Natural Resources (DNR) announced today that 16 communities were awarded a 2021 Recreation Passport grant. The Recreation Passport grant program started 11 years ago. It aims to boost visitation and funding for Michigan's state parks as well as local, community parks and trails. This year’s grants include a total investment

16 Michigan communities receive park improvement grants2022-03-02T07:54:31-05:00

10 ideal ways to kick off the 2021 Christmas season

After the past couple of years we’ve had, I’m really looking forward to basking in the joys of the holiday season from start to finish. Each year, Santa seems to start visiting towns earlier and earlier, but this time I’m happy about it. If you are too, and want to start harnessing the Christmas spirit, attend a

10 ideal ways to kick off the 2021 Christmas season2021-11-09T11:45:04-05:00

Things to do in Michigan in November 2021

Lights are going up, shopping is on everyone’s list, and Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Enjoy some special time with family and friends, perhaps at our 12 things to do in Michigan in November 2021. Nov 1-15 IllumiZoo Wild Hues – Grand Rapids Zoos take on a completely different demeanor as night begins to fall. Crowds

Things to do in Michigan in November 20212021-12-04T07:42:10-05:00

Best ways to view Michigan’s fall color from up above.

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

Best ways to view Michigan’s fall color from up above.2021-10-02T16:32:12-04:00

Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations

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

Michigan’s best family-friendly Halloween destinations2021-10-01T14:05:05-04:00

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown

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.

10 tips for enjoying a visit to Mexicantown2021-09-06T14:34:18-04:00

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park

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

Don’t miss Marquette’s unique junkyard art park2021-08-03T10:03:37-04:00

12 things to do in Michigan in August 2021

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

12 things to do in Michigan in August 20212021-08-24T21:31:46-04:00

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip

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

12 ice cream shops worthy of a road trip2021-07-08T12:46:52-04:00
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