From Our Community: Spring in Pure Michigan

With the first day of spring upon us, we asked fans on Twitter, Facebook and Google+ “what does spring in Pure Michigan mean to you?”

From blooming flowers and longer days to countless rounds of golf, bike rides, leisurely walks and more, spring means something special to everyone. And while the cold weather might be sticking around for now, warm weather months are in sight.

Below is a roundup of just some of our favorite responses from fans. If yours is missing, tell us in the comments section below what spring in Michigan means to you!

“Opening my windows and letting old man Winter out. Cleaning off the patio furniture, planting some veggies and flowers. taking walks without freezing my toes off. Visiting my neighbors as they do the same. Can hardly wait……” –Hester Regan

Camping!!!” – Lisa Sara Andrus-Muehlenbeck

“It means only 3 months until summer in Pure Michigan! The best time of the year!” –Briana Read

“It’s still a bit of a wait, but it means #morel #mushroom season!” – Ben Glaser

“Spring brings the promise of new life, birds returning, and the hope of sunny days at Lake Michigan’s beaches to come!” – Taylor Downs Russell

“Many good festivals and great beaches” – Kele Hammons

“getting out and going biking and going up north to see family at the lake…” – Maurya Koppen Withrow

“Smell of lilacs… Many shades of green as trees bud, looking for wildflowers popping up on my woodland walk, warm breezes blowing in my face” – Susan Lane Rios-Doria

“It means the plethora of vibrant colors, the sweet scent of rain and sunshine, and the beginning of the best summer in Traverse City anywhere in the US undoubtedly” – Joe M Cruz

“The River Bank Run and the Tulip Time Festival!” – Rachel Kamper Rynbrandt

“Spring means no more winter (at least for now)! It’ll be nice to give my coat a rest.” –Jennifer Bowman

“Tigers opening day!!” –Catherine Patterson

“Spring in pure michigan? Memories. Sunshine. Camping. Late nights. Warm sun. Pretty flowers. Taking my babies to the parks” –Amista Johnson

From Our Community: Long Weekends in Pure Michigan

Earlier this week, we asked fans on Facebook for suggestions on how to spend a long weekend in Michigan. If you’re looking for a way to enjoy Pure Michigan this Memorial Weekend, here are some great ideas to consider!

If we missed anything, feel free to post your ideas to the comments section below.

“Sitting lakeside!!!!” – Nancy Lawrence

“Sitting on Beaver Island watching the sunrise and sunset” – Nancy M. Peterson

“1. Find water. 2. Enjoy.” – Shantell Lynn ‎

“Goin to da U.P, Munising!” – Scott Korowin

“With family and friends @ AuSable Point cove on Lake Huron!!!” – Tim Printz

“Sitting on the sandy beach in Elk Rapids!!!! Great Food, Great Scenery, and Great People.” – Steve Parafin

“On a boat on the Great Lake Michigan, pulling into a Great Michigan harbor for a frosty Oberon and good eats” – Ellie Birch

“M-22 road trip…. love it!” – Al Schroeder

GOLFING!” – Steve Williams

“Fishing on Crooked Lake :)” – Monika McLaughlin

“with friends and family on our deck overlooking a beautiful farm at sunset” – Cathy Norwood