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Batters Up!

Get ready for top-notch family fun as four Michigan communities heat up the seasons minor league baseball craze. So, grab the kids and load up on those peanuts, caramel corn, and hot dogsits game time!

Beat the Winter Blahs in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids caters to foodies, sports fans and fun-lovers with three big events this February and March.

Big Changes this Winter at Traverse City Ski Resorts

Expect to see some big improvements at Traverse City’s three main ski areas–Shanty Creek Resorts, Hickory Hills and the Mt. Holiday Ski & Recreation Area–this winter!

Birding in Traverse City

Every spring, Traverse City witnesses the return of its snowbirds the hundreds of part-time residents who spend their winters farther south. But they're not the only birds who start arriving with the spring thaws.

Body, Mind and Spirit Retreat

Forget the hustle, bustle and stress of daily cares and immerse yourself in a day--or weekend-- of pampering and rejuvenation surrounded by scenic settings, vibrant cities and just about anything in between.

Campground Fun and Recreation

Hiking, biking, fishing, snowshoe walks--Michigan offers more than a thousand campgrounds statewide with activities galore to help enjoy the great outdoors. Camp along rivers, lakes, sand dunes and beaches, in state parks and national forests. You don’t have to venture far from your campsite to find something for everyone. Here are some fun things to try during your next Michigan camping trip.

Curtain Call

Experience unexpected passion and unusual presentation when you visit Michigan's fine art galleries, cultural institutions and performing arts venues located in every corner of the state.

Enjoy the Journey in Winter or Anytime

Why rush to your favorite vacation spot? Turn your next Pure Michigan winter getaway into a winter excursion even before you reach your destination when you travel by RV and take advantage of the leisure lifestyle, comfort and freedom in your home away from home.

Experience the Waterfront of Tall Ships Port of the Year, Bay City

This spring, a small, waterfront town on Lake Hurons Saginaw Bay made big waves in the world of sailing as it once again climbed the mast to the top of the Tall Ship world.

Exploring African American History

Get ready for an eye-opening encounter when you visit the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History—the world's largest institution dedicated to the African American experience. Enter the 65-foot glass rotunda, where you’ll tour a 20-plus exhibit gallery chronicling America’s slave trade and the Underground Railroad.

Five-Star Wilderness Explorations

From Mackinac Island and the Soo Locks, to the Porcupine Mountains and Isle Royale, you’ll be amazed by the things to do and see in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. It’s a place of spectacular natural beauty, countless attractions and endless activities.

For Chocolate Lovers Only

"How sweet it is!" Give the gift of chocolate this holiday season from a Pure Michigan chocolatier. Whether you're seeking the perfect hostess gift of truffles and tarts, an edible chocolate gift box filled with scrumptious delights, or a delectable, dark and dreamy desert to complete the ultimate dining indulgence, there’s a gourmet confectioner somewhere in Michigan with a decadent suggestion to satisfy every palate for just about every occasion.

Great Lakes

Michigans very name is rooted in the Ojibwa (Chippewa) Indian word for large lake, and its handprint on the earth, the mitten-like Lower Peninsula and jagged-edged Upper Peninsula, is shaped by four of the five Great Lakes: Erie, Huron, Michigan and Superior. Sailors called them the Sweetwater Seas.

Harvest Time Dining Spotlight

Savor the flavors of autumn’s bounty at farm-to-table restaurants and let your taste buds explode with the zests, spices and sensations of locally-grown fruits, vegetables roots and herbs. See how local ingredients, creativity and passion raise our featured restaurants to delicious heights. We invite you to experience Pure Michigan at its purest as skilled chefs create mouth-watering cuisines and decadent desserts!


No matter where you decide to vacation in Michigan there is a hiking, biking or water trail ready and waiting.

Icy Fun, High Spirits and Tenacious Will

Exhilaration, excitement, and pure enjoyment! From ice skating to hockey and from snowshoe trails to luge runs-- Michigan’s winter sports parks and ice arenas offer an amazing line up of great family fun activities as well as the perfect setting for seasoned athletes looking for hard-core games on the ice.

Kids Rule Snow Day

Whether it’s a snow day or the weekend, keep the kids busy with fun indoor and outdoor activities that are guaranteed to please parents, too!  Playing or learning, check out the cool ideas that keep kids learning this season.

Michigan's Freshwater Seas

Take advantage of sunny skies and warm days to explore our Great Lakes and experience the many activities, sites and pleasures that our lakes and beaches make possible. From lighthouse tours to sand dunes, from shipwrecks to scuba diving and from deep-sea fishing to yacht racesour Great Lakes beckon you to our shores.

Radical Winter Fun

If you’re looking for that really rugged, most exhilarating and ultimate winter challenge, we invite you to push the envelope on adventure. Come experience extreme heights on our slopes, traverse down a brisk river or snorkel one of our chilly lakes—in Michigan, there’s no limit for extreme winter sports.

Rev Up for Trail Blazing

If you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, Michigan’s snowmobile trails offer seemingly endless possibilities. So, put on your helmet, rev it up your sled, hold on tight and enjoy your Pure Michigan snowmobiling adventure.

Ring in the Holidays With a Horse-Drawn Sleigh Ride

Looking for another way to enjoy the great outdoors this winter? Welcome the season, embrace romance and discover nostalgia when you explore Michigan’s countryside via a horse-drawn sleigh ride at a number of winter resort destinations, parks and farms around the state.

Scuba Diving and Underwater Exploration

Break out your diving gear and explore sunken ships, take a virtual tour of shipwrecks via live video feeds, or enroll in a class to learn basic scuba diving skills.

Spring Birding Tours at Michigan's Wetland Wonders

Celebrate spring and explore Michigans Wetland Wonders with a birding tour at one of the Department of Natural Resources' seven managed waterfowl areas in April and May. Nothing says spring like the conk-a-ree call of a red-winged blackbird or the raucous sounds of a sandhill crane.

Strap on Those Snowshoes

If you can walk, you can snowshoe! Experience the beauty of Michigan’s great outdoors while taking a serene snowshoe hike through forest, parks and uncluttered terrain. Explore the sights, sounds and smells of a crisp winter day as you traverse past picturesque landscapes, remote backcountry trails, frozen waterfalls and ice-covered lakes.

The Ann Arbor Area Embraces Craft Beer

It’s FeBREWary in Ann Arbor as the area celebrates the opening of HopCat, a second Beer Grotto location, and the arrival of Null Taphouse. Grab a pint and discover why the Ann Arbor area loves beer!

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