It feels like winter is holding on tight, and doesn’t want to let us experience consistent spring weather, but rest assured, it will happen! With that in mind, this week’s link roundup focuses on some things in Michigan that are much more enjoyable in spring/summer weather, including walks on our beautiful beaches, biking, and more. This week’s picture was posted on Facebook, and features a spring walk on the beach in New Buffalo, by our fan Robin Rainke Quackenbush!
Hard-core bicycle enthusiasts will tell you that you can bike in Michigan all year-round, but for most of us, this is a nice-weather-only activity. Once you’ve dusted your bike off, and tuned it up for the year, you may want to consider a trip up north.
- On May 21st, you can join in the Zoo-De-Mackinac ride. They emphasize that this is not a race, but instead is a “gathering of outdoor enthusiasts.” The ride starts at Boyne Highlands, and continues to Mackinaw City, and then onto Mackinac Island.
- Before the journey over to the island, we recommend checking out the Official Mackinac Island Blog. You’ll find information about some of the events happening on the island, such as upcoming “Ghastly Mackinac,” and “War of 1812 Historic Sites” tours.
If you can’t make the Zoo-De-Mackinac ride, there are other two-wheel opportunities to enjoy in Michigan. Explore the beautiful landscape of the Northwest tip of the Lower Peninsula and take a ride along Route 119, through the Tunnel of Trees, to experience the breathtaking views of Lake Michigan from the shoreline. Here are some links to Michigan bike-related websites for the newbies, and the more experienced riders.
Not a bicyclist? Don’t worry, we haven’t left you out this week. Recently, Charlevoix was named one of the prettiest towns in America by Forbes Magazine, and Jackson’s mLive page asked, “What is your favorite Michigan destination?” We want to know this too! Is one of the prettiest towns in America on your list?