Last week we, along with our Pure Michigan fans, were excited to hear that Michigan’s Sleeping Bear Dunes was in the running as one of Good Morning America’s Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. Now it’s official, the Sleeping Bear Dunes Lakeshore is #1! Of course, we already knew that the Dunes were amongst the most beautiful destinations in Michigan. In fact, it’s one of the most popular topics written about on the blog by guest bloggers. Continue reading
Guest blogger Lauren Hess and her family recently took a trip to the Silver Lake Sand Dunes, and had an exhilarating ride on the dunes – the only dunes in Michigan where you are allowed to ride dune buggies.
Who would have thought that one of the most fun-filled and exciting weekend getaways I’ve ever been on would be just a three hour drive from Metro Detroit? On little more than a whim, I recently booked a long weekend stay in Silver Lake, on the west side of the state. It’s an extremely unique and underpublicized area that I will now be sure to recommend to friends, and return to again next summer. Continue reading
The Pure Michigan 400 is this Sunday, and for NASCAR fans that plan on attending, it will be more than “a day at the races.” In fact, many of them will come into town early, and plan to stay a couple of days after the race, making it a true Pure Michigan vacation.
A visit to Michigan International Speedway can be more than just a vacation for the hard core NASCAR fan, it is also a great opportunity for the whole family to get away and see what the surrounding area has to offer, but before you go, get your Pure Michigan 400 gear to wear at the race! Continue reading
While summer isn’t quite over, it is starting to wind down, and you may be thinking about planning one more big trip or even a few more day trips before the leaves start to change and the weather begins to cool. When we asked our fans planning a vacation if they prefer to get there fast and take the highways, or enjoy the journey, taking back roads and making stops along the way, most of them said they enjoyed taking their time.
With that in mind, one of our Facebook fans was recently inspired by our barn photo theme, and took her kids out for a barn hunt of their own! Some of the other recent photo themes have been sunrises & sunsets, and lighthouses. Maybe it’s time to go on a lighthouse road trip with family and friends! It’s a great opportunity to see beautiful lighthouses and experience some areas of the state you may have never seen before.
Dawn LaVigne shares her “Pure Michigan Moment,” a two-week road trip and camping excursion along the shore of Michigan last summer.
Last summer, we drove the entire shore of Michigan. Our two-week camping trip began on the west side of the state. From there, we drove north and east, into the Upper Peninsula and then back down into the Lower Peninsula and along Lake Huron. It was two weeks of water, sand, forests, blue skies, sunshine, history and family fun!