Who knows Michigan better than a Michigander? With that thought, we asked the Pure Michigan Facebook and Twitter faithful to pick a place in Michigan and name one thing they HAVE to do when there. Responses were fairly evenly divided between eating and nature, with frequent emphasis on…potatoes.
So without further ado, here’s a sampling of the must-dos across both peninsulas. Thanks to all who commented and submitted!
Where to Eat
Troy Rowley – Grand Haven: MUST have Pronto Pup!
Gina Helrigel Frazier – Rockford: Eat at The Old Mill above the dam of the Rogue River.
Cindy Hill Freeman – Copper Harbor: We have to have dinner at Harbor Haus. I order the best fresh whitefish ever! Enjoy the great view of Lake Superior anywhere in the restaurant and the wonderful German food.
Michael T. Szczepanski – Mackinaw City: Have Scalawags whitefish and chips, with awesome hushpuppies!
@AudaciousWolf – Frankenmuth: Must have the Zehnders family style chicken dinner, Yum! Mouthwatering road trip.
Susan Laing – Albion! Enjoy an avocado and bean tostada at Lopez Taco House.
Travis Kelley – Baldwin: Jones Ice Cream Shop. Best homemade ice cream ever!
Where to Nature
Shirley Burnett-Moore – St. Clair: Go stand or sit by the river. It speaks to the soul and spirit.
@AndrewPieschke – Charlevoix: Watch the sunset over the lighthouse.
@Natasha Colleen – Marquette: You have to hike sugar loaf and check out the black rocks, so beautiful!
Natasha Lynn Snyder – Jackson: To visit the Cascades Falls.
@SandraMitchellM – Lowell: Fallsburg Park; step back in time and walk across the covered bridge.
@DTreeBayCity – Bay City: Tall-ship sail under the stars on the Schooner Appledore.
Vicki Pierce Schmucker – Adrian: Visit the historic Croswell Opera House in December to see White Christmas!
Where to Potato
Debra Kay Hukill – Gaylord: Visit the Old Spud Warehouse. The structure is amazing, not to mention the merchandise they sell.
Tina Lambert – Posen, for the Posen Potato Festival. Can you say Polka?!
Kristel Johnson – Crystal Falls: Don’t forget to stop by Johnsons Potato Farm and pick up some fresh spuds!