Discover Michigan

Published October 6, 2017

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From sprawling apple orchards to pick-your-own pumpkin patches, Michigan offers plenty of ways to spend a crisp autumn day. But if you’re looking for something a little more active — and you’re up for a challenge — it’s time to get in on the corn maze craze.

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Published August 29, 2017

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The city of Holland will say “welkom” to anyone wanting to delve a little deeper into the area’s rich Dutch history when it hosts the annual State History Conference Sept. 22-24.

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Published July 5, 2017

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How can you wish upon a star if the stars are hard to see?

Light pollution in large metropolitan areas such as Detroit can limit what’s visible in the night sky, but luckily for stargazers, better viewing options aren’t far away.

Several Michigan parks now have state-designated dark sky preserves that aim to restrict artificial light, preserve natural darkness and provide spectacular views for visitors.

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Published June 6, 2017

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METRO DETROIT — Michigan is home to more than 11,000 inland lakes and 3,000 miles of Great Lakes shoreline, making it an angler’s paradise. But with all that water, how do you choose the perfect fishing spot?

With the fishing season officially underway, the Michigan Department of Natural Resources has plenty of tips to guide anglers to optimal fishing locations. One helpful tool is the DNR’s Trout Trails app at 

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Published April 4, 2017

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With an abundance of shoreline, lakes and wetlands, Michigan is a popular pit stop for thousands of birds as they make their way north each spring. 

Whether you’re a seasoned birder hoping for a rare sighting, or you’re a novice backyard bird-watcher wanting to learn more about some of the species passing through, spring migration brings plenty of birding benefits.

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Published March 14, 2017

With a seemingly endless palette of colors throughout its 60,000 acres, the Porcupine Mountains Wilderness State Park in Michigan’s northern Upper Peninsula seems like a natural work of art — which is why artists are annually invited to use the park as their muse.

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Published January 11, 2017

Imagine spending two weeks at a historical lighthouse, relaxing to the sound of gentle waves while surrounded by picturesque views of the sun rising over Lake Huron and setting over Tawas Bay.

The experience can be yours — for free — through the Tawas Point Lighthouse Keepers Program. You’ll have to do some work while you’re there, though.

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Published October 13, 2016

For many Michiganders, fall isn’t complete without a trip to one of the state’s apple orchards, farms or pumpkin patches.

Not only are these activities a seasonal rite of passage, but they’re also helping the state gain traction as a thriving hub for agritourism.

Picking your own apples, sampling wine at a vineyard, or even stopping at a roadside vegetable stand are all agricultural adventures that not only help boost Michigan’s economy, but also make us feel more connected to where our food comes from.

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Published August 7, 2016

On Michigan’s west coast, where the Grand River meets Lake Michigan, the city of Grand Haven offers visitors a beachy getaway with small-town charm.

Here are some tips if you plan on visiting:

190 miles — a three-hour drive

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Published July 29, 2016

Looking for a way to find the beauty of Michigan and escape the heat? Head up to the Upper Peninsula, where Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore offers miles of beautiful beaches, more than 100 miles of trails and the beauty of the Hiawatha National Forest.

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Published July 1, 2016

Beaches, cherry and film festivals, wineries, fine resorts and much more make Traverse City one of the top tourist destinations in the state. The city also has a rich history, including a legacy of long-ago lumber barons, along with cultural offerings like the restored City Opera House and the Traverse City Film Festival.

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Published June 24, 2016

Located at the top of the mitten on the shores of Little Traverse Bay, Petoskey offers visitors a true Up North experience.

“Ever since the days of passenger trains, guests have flocked to Petoskey to take advantage of its scenic beauty, relaxed atmosphere and northern Michigan hospitality,” said Diane Dakins, Assistant Director of the Petoskey Area Visitors Bureau.

Whether your vacation style is action-packed or ultra-relaxed, Petoskey’s got you covered.

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Published June 15, 2016

With miles of beaches, countless outdoor recreation options, summer festivals and plenty of vacation rentals, it’s no wonder Caseville is often considered the “closer Up North.”

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Published June 7, 2016

Summer in Michigan is the perfect time for traveling, and whether you want to relax in a quaint resort town, walk along a sandy beach, explore a bustling city or escape from one, countless options abound right here in the mitten. Each week, our new Discover Michigan web series will explore a road trip-worthy Michigan destination and offer some tips on what to see and do while you’re there. 

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