March 27th, 2013
Although Michigan may be cold and snowy in the winter, there are plenty of adventurous things to do during the chilly winter months! For ski and snowboard enthusiasts, Michigan has the second most ski areas in the United States. Mt. Bohemia in Lac La Belle features 81 ski runs to enjoy, and many other ski areas in the state offer 30-60 runs. Altogether, the state contains more than 50 ski areas with over 1,000 runs in some of the nation’s best terrain due to Lake Effect snow. For those who prefer cross country skiing, the state (more…)
September 17th, 2012
The Michigan State Capitol Building is a great destination for education and enrichment. Visitors can learn all about the history of Michigan and it’s growth by visiting the capitol. This large building stands at 267 feet, and the inside of the building features a magnificent dome adorned with artwork. The Michigan State Capitol spans over one and a half acres, and has four floors for visitors to explore. The grounds surrounding the capitol are shaded with historically significant trees. These trees include an Eastern White Pine and the (more…)
September 19th, 2011
If you enjoy biking and think it would be fun to do so in an area that does not allow any motorized traffic, then biking around Mackinaw Island is a must-do activity. The only motorized vehicles on the island are its one fire truck, one ambulance, and one SUV that belongs to the police department.
You can rent bicycles right on the island or you can bring your own. Bike everywhere! Pick up a map at the Visitor-s Center and plan your route.Check out this link here. The paved roads and paths used for biking and horse-drawn carriages crisscross and (more…)
September 13th, 2011
Michigan has a great amount of rivers, which are perfect for canoeing. The Autrain River in Michigan’s upper peninsula, has long been a favorite hot spot for canoers to frequent. Located in the Hiawatha National Forest, this picturesque scenery is home to several birds and wildlife. Enjoy the scenes, as you relax doing one of the greatest water sports.
The Manistique River, has been drawing tourists for years. This area has large campgrounds and ample canoes that can be rented. Located within seven (more…)
September 9th, 2011
Looking for a quiet drive down a spectacular road in Michigan? A simple drive down one of Michigan’s many back roads during their stunning fall season is the perfect Sunday getaway for the entire family.
Late September is an ideal time to witness some of Michigan’s most amazing beauty. Routes such as the 200-mile Alpena – Gaylord – Mio tour takes you from the shoreline of Lake Huron to virgin forest, giving tourists beautiful scenery as well as plenty of wildlife viewing opportunities. If you plan to experience autumn colors later in the season, such as in late October, (more…)
August 31st, 2011
Whether you’re driving to Michigan or you’ve used wireless internet to book your plane ticket you’ve got to get started on your itinerary. We’ve got a list of the must-dos for your trip to Motor City, the much maligned Detroit
Detroit Institute of the Arts: Bet you didn’t know Detroit was a haven for all things cultural? Widely considered one of the best collections in the US, (more…)
April 30th, 2011
If you have children you know how hard it is to find things that are both entertaining and educating when you’re on a trip. When traveling to Southwest Michigan there is an easy answer, The Curious Kids Museum. This museum has been voted the “best museum” and the “best place to take kids.” This museum attracts more than 70,000 visitors a year with the promise of fun and learning.
This museum offers over 100 hands-on exhibits to explore that are engaging and educational for visitors of all ages. A visit can inspire curiosity about the world, science, technology, history, (more…)
April 18th, 2011
Mackinaw City, Michigan, will let you travel through history, get a great meal, and relax on the beach when you are done. You can get super soaked at Thunder Falls Waterpark, or just sit back and watch a history re-enactment. Mackinaw City has something for everyone.
There are many hotels to choose from if you plan to stay awhile. From budget hotels and camping, to being pampered in a bed and breakfast, you’ll find it all. Indoor and outdoor pools are available, pet options, and even access to snowmobile trails (more…)
April 6th, 2011
When you think of Michigan, you think of Detroit – urban, industrial, musical, and pioneering. What surprises most people is that Michigan has a great wooded wonderland which encompasses its urban areas. It’s easy to leave the confines of the city for the great outdoors in Michigan.
Michigan enjoys the largest fresh water coastline -from the Great Lakes- of any U.S. state. Along the shores of these lakes lie a 200 mile trail through the vast wooded lands of Michigan. Explore (more…)
March 23rd, 2011
The oldest covered bridge in Michigan, built in 1887, is White’s Covered Bridge. This bridge is located in Ionia County and spans the Flat River. It is 12- foot long bridge made out of hand cut lumber held together with wooden pegs and handmade nails.
The longest covered bridge in Michigan is 282 feet long called the Langley Bridge. However, it is 1000 feet shorter than the longest covered bridge in the world located at New Brunswick, Canada. The Langley Bridge is located near Centreville, Michigan. It was constructed in 1887 and crosses (more…)