The Winner of the Pure Michigan Tournament

On our Facebook page over the last few weeks, we’ve held our own version of March Madness and had our Pure Michigan fans choose their favorite activity in Michigan. Thousands of votes were cast and the list was narrowed down from 16 to eight to four and then the final two.

In the finals, Watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan defeated Taking a bike ride on Mackinac Island in a close race with more than 1,300 votes cast.

You can never go wrong with any of the hundreds of fun activities in Michigan – everything from camping to fishing to visiting a museum to watching the beautiful fall colors to skiing and ice climbing. Thanks again to everybody who voted! Below, you can check out two Flickr galleries of some great sunrises and sunsets from around the state that you all have shared on our Facebook page:

Pure Michigan March Madness Update

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:

Food and Drink:
Eating at Zehnder’s or Bavarian Inn vs. Drinking a Michigan beer at Founders Brewery

Beautiful Views:
Watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan vs. Watching waves crash on the beach in Ludington

Outdoor Activities:
Fishing in Lake Huron vs. Taking a bike ride on Mackinac Island

Around Town and Beyond: 
Camping at Tahquamenon State Park vs. Visiting ArtPrize in Grand Rapids

March Madness in Pure Michigan

With March Madness beginning this week, we thought we’d have a little fun on our Facebook page. In the next few weeks, our Pure Michigan Facebook fans will choose their favorite Pure Michigan activity. Here’s how it will work:

The tournament will have 16 activities divided into four different categories. Each day, we’ll post a Facebook question or two with a different matchup. Once the matchup is posted, our fans will have 24 hours to vote on the winner. To vote, just click on the event that is your favorite and the activity with the most votes will move onto the next round.

Here are the first round matchups:

Food and Drink:

Beautiful Views:

  • Watching a beautiful sunset in Grand Haven on Lake Michigan vs. Seeing the Fall colors in Munising in the Upper Peninsula
  • Taking a scenic drive along Oscada on the Sunrise Coast vs. Watching waves crash on the beach in Ludington

Outdoor Activities:

Around Town and Beyond:

We’ll keep you posted on what activities have advanced and we’ll announce the winning activity right here on the blog on March 30th. Don’t miss out your chance to get involved in the Pure Michigan version of March Madness!