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Nothing signals springtime like the return of Michigan’s wildflowers and the arrival of beautiful colors.

Exploring Port Austin

From sunrises and sunsets to Lake Huron kayaking and one of the state’s top farmers markets, fun awaits at the tip of The Thumb.

A Family Tradition

Mt. Holiday expands from a neighborhood ski hill to offer a host of year-round activities for all ages

Heading North

Grand Marais attracts female entrepreneurs who cater to their U.P. community’s four-season Lake Superior charms
Nordic style cross-country skiing at Crystal Mountain

Adventure Beyond the Slopes

Every year since the sixth grade, I’ve traveled Up North with my family to Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville for a long weekend of skiing...
Mackinac Island Christmas Tree

Chill Season

One of my favorite Michigan islands is donning its snowy white coat and is aswirl in wintry beauty right now. And, yes, it’s open...

Where Rivers Run

Ready for a real treat? Here’s where to fly fish for big trout and bass along southeast Michigan’s inland waterways

Fun and Camaraderie

Great Lakes Paddlers celebrates 30 years of exploring Michigan's waterways together.
Lookout points along the more than quarter-mile canopy walk showcase the pond and forest.

Forest Hugs

The three arms of the Dow Gardens canopy walk thrill visitors with views up to 40 feet above the ground and through the woods
A massive American flag sits between holes 9 and 10.

Golf for Good

American Dunes GC pays tribute to fallen soldiers with a unique, patriotic approach to golf, a special clubhouse ambience, and funding for family scholarships