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Peak Color Forecast for October 21-27, 2016

Fall colors are cascading throughout Michigan this week on back roads, city parks, lining our rushing rivers and at nature trails.

Peak Color Forecast for October 14-21, 2016

Byways and side trips lead to colorful destinations, golden sands, red lighthouses, pure-blue waters and more. Along country roads, across rolling vineyards, lining rushing rivers and streams, and reflected in lakes--the reds, oranges and yellows of maple, birch, aspen and oak trees provide postcard-type backdrops for breathtaking images from mid-September through the end of October. You can only imagine the breathtaking scene around the next bend.

Peak Color for October 7-14, 2016

There's no better place to see the dynamic colors of a trillion trees than the fall color tours along our highways, country roads and coastlines.

Detroit—City Sidewalks

Extraordinary cuisine, premier shops, glitzy nightlife, exceptional mixology, centuries-old culture, major professional sports teams—Detroit provides the perfect city getaway. After a day of scenic drives to catch a glimpse of beautiful jewel-toned foliage, make time for an urban retreat.

Peak Color for September 29, 2016

Fall color is making a graceful traverse across Michigan’s Upper Peninsula as the Lower Peninsula awaits in anticipation.

Grab your Bike, Kayak or Hiking Boots and Explore the Lake Huron Discovery Tour

The Lake Huron Discovery Tour, October 7-10, a weekend self-guided tour along the US 23 Heritage Route. More than 50 different events and destinations showcasing northeast Michigan’s spectacular fall color and natural beauty; arts, cultural and history; and endless recreational opportunities.

Don’t Get Spooked by Fall Camping

Fantastic fall foliage is just one reason to not put away camping gear or place your RV in storage after the summer. Visiting a campground in Michigan in autumn has definite benefits—fewer bugs, fewer people and less hot and humid days.

Peak Color for the weekend of September 23, 2016

The last days of summer are slowly slipping away, and soon, Michigan’s abundant foliage will change into coats of breathtaking fall color.  Check out the peak color report for the weekend of September 23, 2016

Peak Color for September 16, 2016

There’s nothing like Michigan in autumn—fiery reds, oranges and gold-- the colors will absolutely amaze you! Check out the peak color report for the weekend of September 16, 2016

4 Ways to Stay Toasty this Season with a Fall Brew Tour

Busy roads and leaf-gazing not your thing? Warm up this autumn with a fall flavor tour  in the Great Lakes Bay Region . Indulge in brewmasters' fuller, richer, darker brews fall creations. Here are 4 ways you can #GoGreat and trace the trails of malty, hoppy goodness from one bold brew-lover's excursion to the next! 

Five Ways to Enjoy Traverse City’s Fall Splendor

There’s no better place to enjoy fall color than Traverse City – but there’s more than one way to see it. You can drive, stroll, hike, bike or even kayak to this beautiful display!

ArtPrize Eight Transforms Grand Rapids September 21-October 9.

Experience ArtPrize, the world’s most-attended, free public art event, in Grand Rapids this fall.  Over the course of 19 days, 1,500 artists from around the world will display their work, hoping for a share of the $500,000 prize money. Half of the awards are determined by public vote and half are decided by a jury of experts. Sometimes the public and experts agree and sometimes they don’t – either way, it generates fascinating conversations about the nature of art.

Make Shanty Creek Resorts Your Next Golf Destination

Looking for a new and easy way to traverse the golf course? Then you need to head to Shanty Creek Resorts to check out their GolfBoards. With the ease and freedom you’ll experience with this trending new sensation, combined with daily golf specials and four distinctly northern Michigan golf courses—it’s time to bring your “A game” to Shanty Creek Resorts!

The Latest Secret on Old Mission Peninsula

Surround yourself in nature’s best when you visit the Secret Garden at Brys Estate Vineyard & Winery. Lush lavender fields perfume the air amid flourishing patches of strawberries, blueberries and the essence of a number of aromatic herbs. Guests will enjoy a stroll through the garden, relaxing at the hilltop picnic area, and browsing a variety of handmade lavender products in the farmhouse-inspired garden shop.

Fun Family Activities at MARVAC Member Campgrounds and RV Parks

Looking for a fun family getaway to a Pure Michigan campground? Experience horseback riding, luau parties, scavenger hunts, fishing or simply whiling the day away in a wading pool. Whatever you like to do on your camping trip, our MARVAC member campgrounds offer something for everyone.

Get Your Hands Dirty at Maker Faire® Detroit

The DIY mindset runs wild at this three-ring circus of innovation--the 7th annual Maker Faire® Detroit. This year a giant fighting robot from MegaBots Team USA comes to life on the outdoor midway. Robotics, electronics, rockets, food, music, fashion, science — hundreds of makers, dozens of demonstrations and hands-on workshops, come feed your sense of adventure.

See the New Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum!

Visit the newly renovated Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in Grand Rapids. Never-before-seen artifacts, short films and interactive kiosks provide a deeper view of Ford’s life, from his early years in Grand Rapids to the 895 days he served as the most powerful man on the planet.

8 Great Lakes Bay Festivals That’ll Leave You Longing for a Pure Michigan Summer

Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region, where the water's not only cool and unsalted, but the festivals are red hot and swinging well into late summer. We’re sharing 8 of our favorite festivals –come enjoy any one or all of these Great Lakes Bay Region summertime festivals.

Experience the Fab Four Firsthand at The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition

Whether you were an original Beatlemaniac or you’re simply inspired by their music today, experience the Beatles’ impact at the U.S. premiere of The Magical History Tour: A Beatles Memorabilia Exhibition, now at The Henry Ford.

Inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship Gives Back, Honors U.S. Military

Pro golf is returning to southeast Michigan. This Memorial Day (May 23-29), plan a visit to the Ann Arbor area to experience the inaugural LPGA Volvik Championship at Travis Pointe Country Club. Ann Arbor is thrilled to welcome the return of the LPGA 13 years after hosting the FUTURES Golf Classic, the Official Developmental Tour of the LPGA.

Pure Michigan Debuts Two New Golf Courses This Summer

Since the frenzied building of new golf courses in the 1990s, Michigan golfers have been virtually unable to contemplate new places to play. Innovation and passion come together in Michigan this season, where golfers will experience not only new courses—but, new ideas behind the courses as well.

Sink Your Hooks in Michigan Lakes and Streams

Lake trout, brown trout, walleye, salmon, steelhead and bass—these are just some of the fish populating our Great Lakes and our inland lakes and streams. Whether its charter fishing, sport fishing, or a leisure day on the banks with family and friends, you’re sure to get a great catch in Michigan.

Get A Taste Of What’s New This Year at Michigan’s Largest International Beer Sampling Event

Grab your growlers and a few of your brew-loving friends and get ready to Go Great Lakes Bay, because the World Expo of Beer returns to Frankenmuth this May (Friday & Saturday, May 20th-21st) for it’s 20th year, bringing nearly 300 beers from across the globe to your tasting glass. 

Native American History, Art and Culture

Discover Michigan’s Native American history and culture at institutions across the state. See how our earliest inhabitants shaped much of Michigan’s heritage and continue to enrich many of the state’s exciting travel destinations. Delve into the lifeways of Michigan’s First People through their stories and exhibits at fascinating museums that offer insights and experiences that are Pure Michigan.  

Cooking Classes and Fresh Catch

Spring is a perfect time to brush up on your culinary skills and several restaurants, lodging establishments and markets have designed classes and hand-on demonstrations to help you take your skills to the next level.  Hands-on classes around the state let you bring home the pros’ secrets for pies, soups, entrees and more.

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