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Make a Date with the State – April & May

Surely Spring! Celebrate Earth Day. Plant some trees. Find wildflowers growing at local parks. Get the bike out and ride. Go for a run.
Ice Skating in Downtown Detroit

Make a Date With the State

Yesss! Cottage Life. Reminisce about loon calls, watching the sunrise, feeling the breeze. Check out cottage and lakefront living shows or boat shows.
iStock Sledding Photo

December & January: Make a Date with the State

Wildly Winter! Ice-carving festivals, candlelight walks, holiday gatherings, all are fun. Rent a pair of snowshoes. Go for a lantern-lit winter hike or ski. There are concerts and theater performances all over the state. It’s a great time to make snow angels and toboggan with the kids. Go cross-country skiing. Try ice fishing at Tip-Up Town if you dare.
Christmas Street Lights

Make a date with the state

 Wonderful Winter! Endless holiday festivity. A great time to go sledding.  Enjoy sleigh rides and Christmas parades, New Year’s Eve parties and other great...
Children at a Carnival Ride

Autumn Attractions

People, places, events and autumn attractions to explore in Michigan during the fall in the months of October and November.
Fishing Michigan Great Lakes

Hooked on bass

Southerners typically lay claim to the sport of bass fishing. And although its rise in popularity corresponded to the water projects that created Southern...
Soup paired with wine

December & January

People, places and events to explore in michigan during the months of December and January.
Michigan Pictured Rocks Days courtesy U.P. Travel

June & July

Places to go and things to do in Michigan during the summer months
harvest grapes

Making a date with the state

From archaeology and astronomy to harvest fare and haunted fun, autumn in Michigan brims with things to do and places to go.
autumn leaves covered path

Great trails: Shared traits

From expansive vistas to historic discoveries, the best extend something special. The first edition of my book, “50 Hikes In Michigan” (The Countryman Press) appeared in 1991. The latest edition — which is also Michigan’s first full-color trail guidebook, is digitally intergraded with the internet and features 10 extra walks — was released this June. That’s almost a quarter century of searching for good trails.

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