12 10, 2021

Fall Stargazing at its Finest in West Michigan

2021-10-13T13:41:05-04:00

The Upper Peninsula gets a lot of the recognition when it comes to finding a quiet, dark spot to stargaze. There’s no question you’ll be able to point out the Big Dipper or see a shooting star in this less congested area of the state, but you can find stargazing spots all along the western [...]

Fall Stargazing at its Finest in West Michigan2021-10-13T13:41:05-04:00
2 09, 2021

Northwest Driving Tour: Explore Benzie County

2021-08-25T13:00:59-04:00

Northwest Lower Michigan is well-known for its shoreline, orchards, peninsulas, and wineries. For these reasons and more, this area of the state has been known to be an escape. Although the region has grown significantly over the decades, you can still find quaintness and solitude and beauty. Benzie County, which is situated below Leelanau and [...]

Northwest Driving Tour: Explore Benzie County2021-08-25T13:00:59-04:00
11 01, 2021

Driving Tour: Northwest Region – Pierce Stocking Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

2021-01-12T07:27:53-05:00

Distance: 7.4 miles Driving Time: This driving tour lends itself to lots of stops and exploration, so plan on at least 90 minutes to two hours even though the driving time is much briefer. Northwest Lower Michigan, the left side of the mitten, is well-known for its picturesque scenery, fruitful orchards, wineries, water sports, and [...]

Driving Tour: Northwest Region – Pierce Stocking Drive, Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore2021-01-12T07:27:53-05:00
29 07, 2020

Flora and Fauna: Regional Hot Spots

2020-07-29T12:48:25-04:00

Upper Peninsula Want something off the beaten path? The southern Garden Peninsula, as it’s so known, is a land mass that juts out into Lake Michigan to form Big and Little Bays de Noc. In August and September, the cedar trees around Peninsula Point Lighthouse Park between the bays is a popular stopover for thousands [...]

Flora and Fauna: Regional Hot Spots2020-07-29T12:48:25-04:00
15 07, 2020

Fishing Spots for Anglers

2020-07-15T10:39:15-04:00

Trolling along on a big lake, casting a line off a dock or pier, spending an afternoon knee-deep in a stream with a rod in hand… fishing tends to conjure up memories of quiet days and exhilarating catches for recreational anglers – and dreams of such for neophytes. There are fishing guides who can recommend [...]

Fishing Spots for Anglers2020-07-15T10:39:15-04:00
12 06, 2020

Camper Perspective: Regional Activities for Outdoor Enthusiasts

2020-06-12T07:10:52-04:00

Being outside and enjoying the beauty of the state’s diverse landscape and waterways is the best part of camping in Michigan. Whether it’s by walking, riding, or paddling, there’s something that will pique the interest of every nature lover and outdoor enthusiast.   Northwest Whether you tube, kayak, canoe, or paddleboard, the Platte River in [...]

Camper Perspective: Regional Activities for Outdoor Enthusiasts2020-06-12T07:10:52-04:00
10 06, 2020

Driving Tour: Outdoor Sights of West Michigan

2020-06-10T14:04:06-04:00

There is history and culture that can be experienced outdoors across west Michigan. This driving tour stretches from southwest Michigan to the Mackinac Bridge and stops at some of the most popular destinations along the way. Distance: 332 miles Time: 6 hours, 1 minute   Windmill Island, Holland Website: www.cityofholland.com/471/Windmill-Island-Gardens You’ll feel like you’re in [...]

Driving Tour: Outdoor Sights of West Michigan2020-06-10T14:04:06-04:00
2 06, 2020

Camper Perspective: Region by Region Activities for Dog Owners

2020-06-03T09:02:09-04:00

Looking for something to do with your best friend? And by "friend," we mean your dog. There are lots of places in Michigan that welcome you both, giving you a chance to get some exercise or enjoy a bite together - maybe a beer or glass of wine for you and a doggy dish for [...]

Camper Perspective: Region by Region Activities for Dog Owners2020-06-03T09:02:09-04:00
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
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
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