Thanks to all of our Facebook fans who have voted in the Pure Michigan March Madness tournament to determine our fans’ favorite activity in Michigan. We are down to the final eight activities. The next round of voting will happen all these week on our Facebook page, and the semi-finals and finals will be next week. Let’s take a look at the matchups:
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
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!
Where to Nature
Shirley Burnett-Moore – St. Clair: Go stand or sit by the river. It speaks to the soul and spirit.
Vicki Pierce Schmucker – Adrian: Visit the historic Croswell Opera House in December to see White Christmas!
Where to Potato
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!
“F8 and be there”— it’s a phrase used by photographers. Be at the right place, at the right time, with your camera in hand. F8 is a setting on the camera that refers to an aperture setting on the lens. But, it’s the “being there” that counts. I have been trying to capture a Grand Haven sunset since I moved to the area almost 10 years ago. The problem is that I live 10 miles inland, which makes the trek to the beach too long when inspiration strikes.