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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.


Camping Advice for the Perfect Michigan Outdoor Getaway

Looking for the perfect spot to pitch your tent and catch up on some much needed family bonding? In Michigan, you’re never far from a campground or lakeshore. In fact, Michigan has 1,100 private campgrounds and more than 100 state campgrounds and recreation areas. Many located along own inland waterfronts while others are mere miles from a stunning Great Lakes shore.


Long Summer Days—A Golfing Nirvana for Michigan Players

Now that the summer golf season has kicked into full swing mode, golfers are getting out all over the state to take advantage of this great game. With an astounding variety of course options--wherever and whenever you choose to play this summer—it’s easy to make it a full day of Pure Michigan golf!


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.

 
 


The Relaxing Option: Spring Break in Traverse City!

Spring break will soon be here, and this year a surprising number of families will not be taking that exhausting trip south. Instead, they’re heading for Michigan’s True North -- Traverse City!


Into the Great Outdoors

From misty morning walks to picnics and from a leisure mid-day fishing adventure to an afternoon whiled away, Michigan’s parks provide a refuge from life’s fast pace. Enjoy nature’s tranquility in six state forests, four national parks or more than 100 state parks.


Wheeling Michigan's Trails and Mountains

Enjoy the Michigan countryside while peddling through lush forests, past vibrant wildflowers, over gentle hills, and alongside lakes, streams and magnificent scenic overlooks. With more than 1,300 miles of bike trails across the state, Michigan has a tour for every cyclist.


Lake Adventures

Lift the sails or start the motor. Let the deep waters of the Great Lakes tempt you to sail or boat against a backdrop of alluring scenery, mesmerizing sounds and amazing adventure. Go ahead--rev it up on the open water of more than 11,000 inland lakes and the longest freshwater coastline in the country. 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.


Plan Early for the Best Campground Reservations

Looking forward to warmer days and outdoor summer recreation?  It’s not too early to start thinking about camping! Let your imagination take you there now. Hiking, boating, campfires, hot chocolate, roasted marshmallows, and quality family time--these are the familiar activities, sounds and smells of a great camping getaway. Making reservations early can ensure your favorite campground will have a site available for you.


Wine, Dine and Dance the Night Away

Eat, drink and mingle. Michigan has a number of dashing nightspots and trendy restaurants around the state that offer classy jazz, smooth blues, rock and R&B sounds. Pair these notes with mouth-watering cuisine and up-lifting spirits-- now you're in for a good time.


From Comfort Foods to Haute Cuisine

With a small town feel and the excitement of a big city--Ann Arbor does it up different. Offering a wealth of options for absolutely every taste-- Ann Arbor area is a veritable Foodie Paradise, where trying a new taste is always on the menu.


Ann Arbor Area New Arrivals

The Ann Arbor area always has something new to explore. When planning your next visit to the Ann Arbor area, you may want to check out these newest restaurants and shops!


Spirited Tours, Fat Tire Biking and Kayaking Adventures

Take time this year to explore history, bike a trail, tour the countryside via a different mode of transportation, kayak or take a boat taxi—it’s the perfect time to check out some of the wonderful sights and scenes that make Pure Michigan such a dynamic getaway destination. We invite you to experience some of our more experiential adventures. From beer trials to lighthouses and from Legos to penguins—Michigan has an exploration for everyone.    

 
 


Beer Week Grand Rapids Celebrates the Best of Beer City

It’s the week craft beer lovers wait for all year long – Beer Week Grand Rapids, when local breweries, beerpubs, restaurants and ale aficionados come together to celebrate the reigning Beer City champion. It’s so big that we had to stretch it to 12 days: February 17-28, 2016.


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