4 05, 2020

Upper Peninsula Bridge Driving Tour – with Spots to Picnic

2020-05-05T09:20:33-04:00

With so much water, whether it’s a small lake, a big lake, or a river, there are bound to be lots of bridges. These are some favorite iconic bridges in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. Distance: 294 miles Time: 5 hours, 17 minutes Mackinac Bridge Mackinac Bridge, St. Ignace A driving tour that’s all about [...]

Upper Peninsula Bridge Driving Tour – with Spots to Picnic2020-05-05T09:20:33-04:00
29 04, 2020

Escape to these 12 Michigan Walking Trails

2020-04-30T09:56:19-04:00

“To walk in nature is to witness a thousand miracles.”—Mary Davis This poignant description seems to strike the core of those of us who love being outside. Now with the coronavirus, when so much of our professional and social lives have been put on hold, the outdoors has turned into a refuge for many. Before, Mother Nature [...]

Escape to these 12 Michigan Walking Trails2020-04-30T09:56:19-04:00
15 04, 2020

Ride the Pere Marquette Rail Trail

2020-04-15T15:39:47-04:00

Looking for something to do in at the crook of Michigan’s hand? The Pere Marquette Rail Trail is a paved, flat trail that runs 30 miles between Midland and Clare. This well-maintained trail follows the original route of the Flint & Pere Marquette railroad that catered to, what else, logging. The idle railway was converted [...]

Ride the Pere Marquette Rail Trail2020-04-15T15:39:47-04:00
11 03, 2020

Get outside on the state’s first rail trail: Haywire Grade Trail

2020-03-11T08:27:06-04:00

There are hundreds of trails to choose from in the great state of Michigan. Whether it’s meandering through the north woods keeping your eyes and ears open for birds, climbing a sand dune, or introducing your kids to hiking, you can find a trail that suits your fitness level and personal interests. If you’re looking [...]

Get outside on the state’s first rail trail: Haywire Grade Trail2020-03-11T08:27:06-04:00
6 03, 2020

Choosing an RV for Vacation: What to Know Before You Rent

2020-03-06T08:28:48-05:00

If you want to escape from everyday life, try something other than a hotel or a resort, and have lots of flexibility, then an RV vacation is the way to go. In the United States today, 7 million households own an RV – that’s one in twelve! (University of Michigan survey) But if you’re a [...]

Choosing an RV for Vacation: What to Know Before You Rent2020-03-06T08:28:48-05:00
26 02, 2020

Driving Tour: Makers & Shakers Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trail

2020-02-26T10:29:13-05:00

Lansing may be the capital of Michigan and have its share of history, but it’s also home to many fine establishments that offer exceptional libations. From hard cider to distilled spirits to craft brews, the Greater Lansing area’s Makers & Shakers Beer, Wine and Spirits Trail has something for everyone. Some of the trail is walkable, [...]

Driving Tour: Makers & Shakers Beer, Wine, and Spirits Trail2020-02-26T10:29:13-05:00
11 12, 2019

Tour Southwest Michigan: In and Around Grand Rapids

2019-12-12T08:12:04-05:00

CN Traveller just announced southwest Michigan as one of their 20 top destinations of 2020 (in the world!), focusing on the communities of Fennville and Saugatuck. It’s easy to see why, though not surprising for those who call this beautiful part of the state home. It’s a region that can boast sandy beaches, stunning lighthouses, [...]

Tour Southwest Michigan: In and Around Grand Rapids2019-12-12T08:12:04-05:00
6 12, 2019

Sledding & Snow Tubing: A Pure Michigan Winter Activity

2019-12-06T09:52:19-05:00

If you have kids, then you know how much they love getting out in the snow and going sledding. But it’s also a blast with a group of adults. Sledding is an activity you can enjoy as a family, plus you all get a little exercise on the multiple climbs back up. Whether you choose [...]

Sledding & Snow Tubing: A Pure Michigan Winter Activity2019-12-06T09:52:19-05:00
3 12, 2019

Give the Gift of Experiences this Christmas

2019-12-03T12:17:23-05:00

When the holiday season is in full swing, our inboxes, ears, and eyes can be overwhelmed with the sights and sounds of commercialism. Buy this! Half off! Buy more, more, more! There is a growing trend, especially among Millennials, of skipping the pricey gifts and focusing on gifting experiences instead – something that can be [...]

Give the Gift of Experiences this Christmas2019-12-03T12:17:23-05:00
27 11, 2019

Get Outside on Black Friday

2019-11-27T08:10:41-05:00

Do you need an idea of what to do on Black Friday? Don’t hit the store: hit the trails, waterways, and streets of Michigan to join in on REI’s #OptOutside campaign, which is supported by the Michigan DNR. “State parks are the ultimate anti-Black Friday destination,” according to a press release by the Michigan DNR [...]

Get Outside on Black Friday2019-11-27T08:10:41-05:00
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