In Pure Michigan you’ll find six state forests, four national parks, and 97 Michigan state parks, Michigan nature preserves, refuges, gardens and arboretums. Folks from the city and the country can always find a bit of nature in Michigan. Read about some of those experiences here.
Thank you to today’s guest blogger, JillAnn Norcross for sharing her love of cottage living “up north,” and a very important list of must-bring staples on any cottage vacation.
You can tell when you’re getting closer to the Lake, and getting further north – whether you’re the one driving or curled up in the back seat watching the trees and fields change through the window. You might pass a fruit orchard or two, instead of cow pastures or corn fields. The trees turn into pines and airy aspens. The air gets that moist, sandy, windswept smell that helps you to picture the dunes in your mind. Continue reading →
Neil "Madjack" Kirby takes in Indian Harbor and Little Island.
Follow along on an adventure with Chuck Hayden, a member of a merry band of hard-core adventurers known as the Fortune Bay Expedition Team. They are a non-profit group that participates in wilderness exploration and education in the Great Lakes region, as well as supporting other outdoor-oriented organizations.
Looking for something a little unique to do this summer? East Lansing offers a Summer Carillon Series on the MSU campus through August 3rd. What’s a Carillon Series? Keep reading!
The Muelder Summer Carillon Series began June 29th, and runs through August 3rd, with weekly Wednesday evening carillon concerts at Beaumont Tower on the beautiful Michigan State University campus. You can bring a blanket or chair and sit beneath this picturesque 104 foot tall MSU icon and listen to a concert of bells. Why not pack a picnic supper, situate yourself in the shadow of the tower, and then sit back and enjoy the music? After the performance, visitors are welcome to a tour of the bell tower. It’s a special treat that you don’t want to miss.
Whether by foot, by boat, or by wheel, if there’s one thing Michiganders love about summer, it’s getting outside and getting active! Just take a look at the many ways our Facebook and Twitter fans take advantage of our beautiful lakes, trails, and roads. Which one is your favorite?