Traverse City outdoorsman Mike Norton is glad that the rest of the country considers the Sleeping Bear Dunes the “Most Beautiful Place in America” – but he thinks they’d love it even more if they came in the autumn, or even in winter.
Up here in Traverse City, we like to tell people that we weren’t surprised when more than 100,000 viewers of “Good Morning America” voted for the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore as the Most Beautiful Place in America.
“Of course,” we say. “We knew it all the time.”
But the truth is, we were surprised. It’s not that we don’t love Sleeping Bear ourselves – we really do – but it came as a shock that so many other people love it just as passionately, even though most of them don’t know it the way we do.
Pure Michigan 400 Trophy
The NASCAR Sprint Cup Pure Michigan 400 race at Michigan International Speedway has come and gone. But we’re not ready to say goodbye just yet.
We took a look at the #PureMI400 hashtag on Twitter to see what fans were saying about their experience at the race and to relive the excitement one more time. Read more…
Whether you’re in a cabin, tent, or RV, there are many ways to get your camp on in Pure Michigan. We reached deep into our Flickr archives to share with you some of our favorite camping images. Have one of your own to share? Post it on our Facebook page or send us a Tweet! Don’t forget to check out our camping infographic to learn more about camping in Michigan.
You can take a hiking trip and quickly set-up a tent at the end of the day.
Camping on Isle Royale
Guest blogger Jennifer Daniel Szymanski shares precious memories of family vacations in Rogers City, and lets us in on one of Michigan’s “best kept secrets.”
Beautiful Wilderness State Park in Carp Lake
Travel counselor Bonnie Fink takes us along with her family on their summer getaway – a camping trip in Northern Michigan.
My husband, Mike, our two sons, Paul and Stanley, Paul’s friend Kenny and myself are going camping to Wilderness State Park.
We arrive just after 1:00 pm in Mackinaw City. It is a beautiful, hot, sunny day. No sweatshirt required. We grab a picnic table by the lake for lunch. I can’t wait to spot that freighter out on the Great Lakes, but there are none, only sailboats and ferries. We eat lunch and take a walk down by the lake. Still no freighter. We pack up and head out to the campground.