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12 Things to Do in Michigan This November

Fall colors are winding down, but luckily the holiday season is getting its start so recreation still abounds. Here are a dozen ideas for getting your fun on in November…   Nov 1-5 East Lansing Film Festival – East Lansing The East Lansing...

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Michigan Short Story Contest Offers $500 Top Prizes

Do you have a short story you’ve been dying to share with the world, but aren’t sure how to get it out there? Perhaps you long to be the next O’Henry, or have a child who aspires to be an...

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U-M Returns to Heart of Detroit After 180 Years

Before it became a powerhouse in Ann Arbor, the University of Michigan got its start through humble beginnings in the heart of Detroit. It was originally known as Catholepistemiad or University of Michigania. The cornerstone of the first building was...

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Michigan's Best Halloween Destinations

Halloween has become a $9 billion industry in recent years, providing clear evidence that Americans are in love with the holiday. Whether you seek thrills and chills or giggles and treats, there are lots of activities in which to partake...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This October

 Football games, corn mazes, cider mill visits, and leaf-peeping mark a glorious season in our state. In addition, here are a dozen unique ways to make the most of fall.   Oct 1-31 The Hunt for the Reds of October – Leelanau...

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12 Things to Do Around Michigan in September

When the kids go back to school it feels like summer is over, but we actually have several weeks of the season left to enjoy warm weather and cool events. Here are just a few special ways to bask in...

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Best Michigan Car Events Left This Season

To kids, summer ends when school starts, to others, Labor Day Weekend sounds the toll, but for car lovers, summer isn't really over until all of those delicate beauties who only make appearances on warm, sunny days, return to storage,...

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Exploring the Tip of the Thumb

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,...

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10 Tips for Picking Your Own Apples

The air is getting crisper and so are Michigan’s apples. September and October are prime apple-picking months and there are U-Pick orchards all over the state for some fresh food and family fun. Before you head out, here are ten...

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12 Things to Do in March in Michigan

We’re all ready to march into spring. Here are a dozen delightful ways to get started. March 1-April 30 Butterflies Are Blooming – Grand Rapids If the the beauty of these glorious little creatures isn’t enough of a draw, then how...

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12 Things to Do During August in Michigan

Summer is still in full swing and there are plenty of delightful events and activities awaiting us around the state this month. August 1-3 JazzFest – Lansing The 25th annual Lansing JazzFest will take place in the streets of Old Town, amidst...

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12 Things to Do in July in Michigan

Summer has finally arrived, as has the heat. No complaints, though, it’s just good to see the sun. It also means boats, beaches, and loads of events. Here are just a dozen examples to explore around the state this month. July...

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12 Things to Do in Michigan This June

Warmth is finally arriving, graduates are marching, and fests are popping up every weekend. It’s time for some summer fun.  June 6-9 Bavarian Festival – Frankenmuth June means it’s time for one of Frankenmuth’s favorite weekends. Celebrate the heritage that made the...

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The Most Unbelievable True Story of Pontiac's Rebellion

Every Memorial Day Weekend, a group of individuals dressed as American Indians from the upper part of Michigan gather in front of Fort Michilimackinac in Mackinaw City to play baggataway, which is an early version of lacrosse. The game is...

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